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CPU is overheating, why is this?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matius, May 6, 2005.

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  1. matius

    matius Thread Starter

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    Hi:

    http://qwlproductions.com/temp/speedfan.jpg

    These are my readings...

    AMD Athlon XP 1900+
    1.60GHz, 1GB RAM

    This is too hot, how would you go about fixing this?

    Everyone I call is like $70+ an hour.

    Thank you

    ADDED: IT'S NOW AT 80C!
     
  2. CouchMaster

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    Thermal paste and a really good heat sink - and at 80C you just about at thermal shut down - get it fixed NOW---- turn the computer off and leave it off until it's fixed!
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    Stop worrying. Speedfan is reading temps that you have no sensors for. It freaks out sometimes. ;)
     

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  4. Skivvywaver

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    Temp 1 is your CPU. :D
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Check your temps in the bios and post the result.
     
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  7. Skivvywaver

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    What he said, but I promise you that you are not running a 1900+ at 80C and it is running stable. I'll stick my neck out on that one.

    The 40 C is your CPU, I'd bet money on it. ;)
     
  8. matius

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    So my CPU is running at 40 degrees? Why is the back of the case so hot to the touch? What is 79C, 80C then...

    Should I pay someone to come out and fix this, it's quite a bit of cash.


    Thanks for your responses.
     
  9. matius

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    Ok, I'll check the bios temp.
     
  10. matius

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    Bios:

    Mb Temp: 37C/98.5F
    Cpu Temp: 78C/171F

    Cpu Fan Speed: 5273 (fluctuating)
    Power Fan Speed: N/A
    Chassis: 3401

    I called AMD today and support told me that 90 or 95 was about the max. Is this a problem a newbie can fix or do I need some help?

    Thanks again
     
  11. crjdriver

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    With a temp of 78C in the bios, I would bet that the hsf is installed backwards or the hsf is VERY clogged with dust and or the fan is restricted.

    If the recess in the hsf does not fit correctly over the lip on the socket, it overheats.

    I would pull the hsf and clean everything with 99% alcohol [do not use the 70% stuff it has lanolin in it] apply the thermal compound as per the instructions and reassemble correctly.
     
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  13. Skivvywaver

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    LOL, I lost my money. :eek:
     
  14. matius

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    So, I realize this is critical, but AMD can run a bit hotter than this right?
     
  15. crjdriver

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    Actually no. It needs to be fixed now. While it CAN run up to 85C or so, that is where permanent damage occurs. Follow the directions in my post as to what to do. If you do not feel comfortable pulling the hsf, then you will need to find someone to do it or take it to a shop.
     
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