Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen
Thanks for the heat sink compound warning! I will get some heat sink compound tomorrow and apply it, and then try again. I've been finding some pretty good instructions in Internet searches on heat sink compound and how to apply it.
Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
Use the link I gave you in post #6. In my opinion it will take care of your needs.
Layback Bear's link is what you need to do and that should fix your high cpu temp problems. For comparison right now my cpu temp is 31c and MB temp is 30c while I'm browsing the forum, that is essentially idle. I've never seen it go as high as 50c, high 40's when I'm watching a video full screen. You have a higher end processor than I do, mine is an AMD Athlon II 640x4 Propus 3G.
Follow the instructions at the Layback Bears link and you'll be fine, the fact your pc shut down maybe saved your cpu, lets hope so.