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Windows 7: New GPU and PSU causing CPU Tempreture to skyrocket?

18 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with everyone else.
Chances are great one of the pins pulled loose a bit on the CPU heatsink.


By putting in a new PSU and GPU, essentially rewiring everything, makes it quite likely you've pulled one or more of those pins loose a bit releasing the pressure on the CPU. An very easy mistake to make and overlook in such a situation.
Keep in mind, a pin may feel snug to the touch, yet not be seated fully causing temprature problems.


Double check those fins are fully seated AND, the fan is working properly. Also, if you have some compressed air, blow out the heatsink fins and make sure its good and clean.


--EDIT-- Should TJMax be around 105 for that CPU? That will throw temps off.
Im not certain, so do not take for fact. Someone familair with this CPU confirm please?

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18 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I would suggest cleaning the fan fins of the heatsink stock intel coolers aren't the greatest

also I would go as far to re apply paste ,Im thinking your heatsink might be clogged up by dust intels stock coolers are famous for that
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18 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I just took my cpu cooler out and placed it back again, I am certain the pins are properly placed in and cannot be pushed in any further. I almost feels like if I put any more pressure onto the pins the mobo will crack, which I certainly want to avoid.

I took a picture of the existing paste that was on the cpu, sorry for the bad quality.

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The CPU cooler's paste looks pretty much the same as of the CPU as well.

I have not tried cleaning it with compressed air yet as I do not have any, will need to buy it, as for the paste does it look good enough or will I have to reapply it?

I actually got a message appearing today that the CPU has hit a critical tempreture and the computer will shut down in 30 seconds.
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18 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You must clean off the old paste from both the CPU and heat sink and apply new, following the instructions from the paste manufacturer (too much is as bad as too little).

I like Arctic Silver 5
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Use alcohol and a coffee filter to clean the old paste off.
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19 Dec 2012   #15

 
 

just a thought but is the fan actually plugged in?

can you check to make sure the fan is spinning during use...leave the side off and look.
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19 Dec 2012   #16

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
just a thought but is the fan actually plugged in?

can you check to make sure the fan is spinning during use...leave the side off and look.
Yep, it is spinning. So I guess the only thing left to try is the paste, right?
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19 Dec 2012   #17

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by envy28 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
just a thought but is the fan actually plugged in?

can you check to make sure the fan is spinning during use...leave the side off and look.
Yep, it is spinning. So I guess the only thing left to try is the paste, right?

sorry if it seemed like a silly question but these things can get missed
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19 Dec 2012   #18

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

While you are at it,do you mind giving that cooler a real good look?Do all four corners have both their pins?Its them white "spear" like plastics that get divided by the black one when "locking",maybe one of them is folded and doesnt get through the MB hole Had a similar problem and only by close looking,found that one corner did miss one of the two fastening pins and so did not attach firmly.Got another one that was laying there and replaced it,in combination with fresh applied paste,got it fixed...
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19 Dec 2012   #19

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hmm just had a look, all the pins look perfectly fine. So i guess the next step is to apply new paste. Can the thermal paste have that much affect on the tempreture? Strange as I only noticed the problem when I installed the new GPU and PSU, it cant be a coincidence can it?
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19 Dec 2012   #20

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thermal paste will benefit your temps by 10 degrees,as far as as if its a coincidence or not,we assured(?) that your GPU is working fine.How your new PSU performs,is another issue,voltages,amperage,by the way what kind is it,well known brand,no name?Can you re-plug your old one?
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