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CPU OverHeating, NEW PC

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  1. Creidann

    Creidann Thread Starter

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    Okay so I just bought a new pc and put it together and it seems to be all working fine but for some reason my HWMonitor is showing my CPU is around 60c idle not doing anything and when i took the side of the case off i felt the underpart of the motherboard the metal bit below where my cpu is placed and it is extremely hot, if i put my hand on it for too long then it would probably burn me. I will list my pc specs below ANY help is appreciated and thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

    Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming
    CPU: amd FX8350
    Graphics Card: MSI R9 380 4GB
    CPU Cooler: coolermaster v8 GTS
    Hard Drive: SeaGate barracuda 2TB
    PSU: Corsair CX750M
    PC Case: Corsair Carbide Spec 03
    Ram: 2x4 GB Patriot viper i think 1600
    Thermal paste: arctic silver 5 i believe

    As I said before any help/suggestions is much appreciated.
     
  2. Creidann

    Creidann Thread Starter

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    Okay so, Im an absolute idiot xD I left a sticky plastic thing on the bottom of my cpu cooler and put thermal paste ontop of it. How much would that effect the termps could anyone tell me?
     
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    Was it a clear plastic film or a sticky square of stuff ?
     
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    It was a clear plastic film that said "warning: remove before gaming". I feel like a tool for not seeing it!
     
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    Well we all make mistakes and it's better than having a damaged cooler or cpu.

    Are the cpu temps ok now ?
     
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    Okay, so, full stress test and its at 53 degrees currently, that is a hell of a lot better lol, i think removing the plastic may of helped xD xD
     
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    Cool. ;)
     
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