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Windows 7: I gave up...please help me

26 Jul 2011   #21

Ubuntu 12.10

Are you sure that is the name of it? I doubt it is, please check again. Anyways, those temps are ok I guess...

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26 Jul 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

sry the model name is


nvm about the temps I think maybe I did a little mistake on the paste...I'll check it later...

so you gonna teach me on the x64? did it last time...still detect only 3.25gb only
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26 Jul 2011   #23

Ubuntu 12.10

Is this it? Intel Copper Core Socket 775 BTX Heatsink Fan Unit to 3.0GHz: Electronics

Yes, I'll help you, just answer my question and we'll get onto it.
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26 Jul 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

erm no...I think its kinda like this

a normal intel
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26 Jul 2011   #25

Ubuntu 12.10

Ok whatever, lets get onto installing Windows 7 64 bit. Dude, are you sure you can't find out the model of your motherboard?
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26 Jul 2011   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah, still out of the blue...still can't figure it out...a real mystery...hmmm

edit: I found logo in the bios startup...I think its says Energy Star.
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26 Jul 2011   #27

Ubuntu 12.10

Energy Star is a certification that the motherboard meets... Can you open the BIOS and see if your Motherboard name is shown here?
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26 Jul 2011   #28

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What is silk-screened onto the motherboard itself? Could be anywhere on the board, but commonly near the RAM sockets.
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26 Jul 2011   #29

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Did you look over your motherboard for any markings like manufacturers name, model number? It's usually silk screened on the motherboard somewhere. If that was a brand new heat-sink and fan, it should have come with thermal paste already applied to it. You wouldn't need to add any more, too much is just as bad as not enough. You just want a paper thin layer of past on your heat spreader or the bottom of the heat-sink. Paper coffee filters are lint free and great for cleaning off the paste if you decide to start over.
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26 Jul 2011   #30

Windows 7 Professional x64

Dzai, please stop... turn off your computer take a depth breath... now take things SLOW, and pay attention to the details. Be patient ground yourself and move like a sloth, slowly, with purpose and very calculating...

It can be normal for the CPU to idle around 45c at the start, but since nothing recognizes that motherboard I can not assume the temps are right (though since a new application of paste has dropped the temps). Is this a home built machine or a Dell/Compaq/Emachine...

I have been applying thermal paste for years and even I can get a increase of 6c rather easily. You must follow the Artic Silver instructions too a Tee. When you remove the heat sink, look at how much paste is on it. Practice a few applications (clean it each time), and make sure you are very precise.

When you open up the case, look at the motherboard. I have never seen a motherboard without some type of product number, name, etc... If it does not have this information then where did you get it? Was it out of the back of some Van?

What is the name on the PSU, Memory, etc....

46c with that cooler in a poorly circulated case is not uncommon. It looks like you solved the problem. Intels usually wont be damaged by anything under 80c unless you are overclocking. The specs on Intel say 70c delta which is the temp on TOP of the CPU, not the readings. With that said, I wont run a machine that reports 60c on Prime95 (I overclock).

If you want to test the temps under load use Prime95 to test the machine... Free Software - GIMPS
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