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Overheating still after fried PSU/Mobo

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  1. spyral

    spyral Thread Starter

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    I have just replaced the PSU and mobo in my pc after my psu overheated and exploded. I replaced the mobo, as, of course, the pc wouldn't boot with just a new psu. I replaced the mobo with the same exact mobo I had previously. The PC is still running very hot under load (78c ~ when running world of warcraft alone). Before the overheating and PSU issues, i was running around 50c under load. I am curious as to if the CPU could be damaged and is causing this overheating issue. I'm not sure what else would be causing the issue; all case fans are working properly, good air flow thru case, not much dust at all.

    Specs:

    Mobo : Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000G Socket 478 Intel 865PE ATX
    PSU : Dynex 350W (not a real good brand, but what I could currently afford)
    CPU : Pentium 4 3.0Ghz 800FSB
    RAM : 1g DDR400 PC3200
    GFX : GeForce 6800
    PSU Fan : Zalman 92mm 2ball heatsink w/fan

    This is a self-built system, all parts pieced together by me.

    Any suggestions are extremely appreciated.
     
  2. pugmug

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    Can you check,clean the cpu,looking for chips,burnt marks,etc? Replace thermal compound on cpu and give it a try.
     
  3. spyral

    spyral Thread Starter

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    the thermalpaste has been replaced. completely cleaned the heatsink and cpu both and replaced it.

    i dont physically see anything on the cpu, either. nothing out of the ordinary.
     
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