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How to keep CPU from overheating

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  1. yuvrajkhosa

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    Since my CPU overheats. 65+ degrees. Should I just take the heatsink off and clean it? Or are there other ways. I tried cleaning it and it went down to 45 degrees but quickly climbs back to around 70. On a thread before this thread, I got amazing help. I just need some suggestions. Please and thank you.
     
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    Pull the heatsink fan OFF and clean all parts with 91% or 99% alcohol. Do not use the 50% stuff you find in the supermarket; it contains lanolin and will leave a residue. Once all parts are clean and dry, apply new thermal compound IAW [in accordance with] the compound mfg's instructions. Reinstall the heatsink fan and test. If this is the amd system you asked about previously, install the retaining clips however do not lock down the cam lock. Give the cooler a few gentle twists back and forth; now lock the cam lock. Normal temp for those old amds 35~45C depending on ambient temp, case airflow, etc.
     
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    Will that make the cpu stay under 40 degrees? As soon as i launch a game the cpu temp goes to 64
     
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    You may need a better cooler however what I posted is where you start; pull the cooler, clean all parts and apply new compound. If that does not fix the overheating, you are going to have to get a better quality cooler.
     
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    One other item. Case airflow. You need good airflow through the case. If the inside looks like a rat's nest, tie up wires, route cables so as to facilitate airflow. Ambient temp also has a LOT to do with overall temps.
     
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    Oh okay. Thankyou so much
     
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    Is this okay?
     

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    So its 100% a ventilation issue. I really hope it isnt a hardware driver issue or something like that right?
     
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    You need to get all that dirt out of the fins of your heat sink also. If you can afford it buy a better Heat sink cooler for An AM3+. The factory ones are usually barely adequate .
     
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    That system is very dirty. You need to pull the hsf off; clean it and the cpu heat spreader [the top of the cpu] then reinstall with new compound.
    Next give the entire system a good cleaning with a can of air. Do take it outside to blow it out since you would get all of that dust/dirt in your house.
     
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    One last item. AMDs sometimes pull out of the socket when trying to remove the cooler. If the cooler will not lift off easily, DO NOT force it off. Leave the spring clips disconnected and pw the system ON for a min or two. Shutdown the system and the cooler will now lift right off.
     
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    Ok. Thankyou
     
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