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Windows 7: High CPU temps, need new cooler?

31 Jul 2012   #11
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Easiest first, reset OC to default and see what happens. If you get much better temps, just OC a little more "gracefully", perhaps (If I remember correctly, increasing voltage creates a decent amount of heat. And I read that stock voltage is roughly 1.365, so just for a 400 MHz increase is that increase in voltage necessary?). If it's just as bad, definitely repaste (How often does one repaste? I don't know, but don't go cheap).

Even if it runs cooler with a more conservative OC, try repasting anyways, when was the CPU put in the machine?


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31 Jul 2012   #12
Flar

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
YES, YES you still need thermal paste, The metal in contact, (the cpu and cooler) have no idea if you are water cooled or air cooled. All the know is if their is proper full contact and is heat being transfer. Have you load tested using Prime 95 and see what temps you get? Don't do this if you don't have thermal paste applied properly.
Take a look here.
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I haven't ran prime 95 for too long, but the highest I've seen is 62C so just on the edge of suggested temp range

I just ordered some MX-4 so we'll see if that helps, but recently I've noticed some clicking coming from the pump so that could be it too. I'll let you guys know what happens
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31 Jul 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To Flar. At this point don't worry about O/C voltages none of that stuff. Don't even use the computer until you get the cpu cooler mounted correctly with compound applied properly. I don't know what temps a AMD cpu should run. Their are people hear that are AMD people that can help you down the AMD road. I'm just trying to stop you from making a toaster. Then I will be on my way.
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31 Jul 2012   #14
Flar

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IIllytch321 View Post
Easiest first, reset OC to default and see what happens. If you get much better temps, just OC a little more "gracefully", perhaps (If I remember correctly, increasing voltage creates a decent amount of heat. And I read that stock voltage is roughly 1.365, so just for a 400 MHz increase is that increase in voltage necessary?). If it's just as bad, definitely repaste (How often does one repaste? I don't know, but don't go cheap).

Even if it runs cooler with a more conservative OC, try repasting anyways, when was the CPU put in the machine?
It gets about 2-3C cooler idle temps when at stock so not too big of a change and it was put together about 2.5 years ago by ibuypower and I haven't touched the cpu or cooler since
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31 Jul 2012   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The clicking coming from the pump is something to listen for and watch temps like a hawk. Good news is the thermal shut down will step in but we don't want you to rely on that. If it was me I would back down my settings to stock, then re-apply the paste and listen to the pump once reconnected. If you hear clicking and still see higher then normal temps after cleaning the rad and fans with compressed air then toss that cooler and jump into a top quality air or a premium sealed water system.
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