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    Unhappy Core 2 duo 6600 2.4GHz - Overheating

    I have a new computer which was built for me, which has an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFi AP motherboard and Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2.4GHz and 2MB RAM
    (2 x 1MB modules). I have an NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT video card and SoundBlaster Audigy sound card. I am running Win XP with SP2 and all security updates applied

    The ASUS PC Probe utility keeps reporting that the CPU and Memory temperatures are too high:
    CPU 62 degrees
    Memory 51 degrees

    I've checked the temp in the BIOS too but it is only very slightly lower. Even at startup the BIOS reports that the CPU temp is 50 and this increases with passing seconds.
    BIOS version is 02.58 and AMIBIOS version is 0302.

    Can someone tell me what i need to do to get the temps down as am not aux fait with pc building.

    Folk that built the PC do not want to know.


    Thanks in advance

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    62'C Load is normal. My PD920 runs at 70'C fine.
    If you are running 62'C IDLE then you better re-seat your heatsink.
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    Thanks for that Arthur......is it something i can easily do......or should i take the damn thing back and demand they fix it ???!!!

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    If you are using the cooler that came with the cpu, you could always ditch that and buy yourself a decent heatsink and fan, and dont forget the arctic silver 5. I always found the stock Intel coolers to be noisy and inefficient.

    In the meantime, check that the plastic lugs that hold the heatsink onto the motherboard are pushed fully into place and turned as far clockwise as they will go.
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    get a freezer pro for 14 quid , to tell you the truth though them temps are not as bad as you are making them out to be.

    listen to clunk , the chap talks of great wisdom , norman wisdom that is.

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    Hmm I dont think you should attempt removing the heat sink and fan and replacing the thermal compound yourself if you are not confident with PC building. Too much compound or any slight connection error and the CPU will potentially just fry which would probably make you cry at the very sight of it.

    I reckon the compound and heatsink are fine or you'd be seeing much higher temperatures. You could check to see how many 120mm fans the case is and ensure they are set to suck from the front and blow out from the back this ensures the heat is taken straight of the CPU and the back of the GFX board. Usually your PSU should or may have a fan underneath that also should aide and benefit from the given cooling setup.

    Or you could check on the net to see what temp others CPU's are reporting failing that give it em back and get a Xbox 360 if your just more of a gamer and not to hot on PC system building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyweb View Post
    Too much compound or any slight connection error and the CPU will potentially just fry which would probably make you cry at the very sight of it.
    Don't all modern CPUs (well intel since the p3) have thermal protection to stop them frying?

    If you used the generic Heatsink/Fan that came with your processor you may want to scrape away the crappy 'pad' off the bottom and replace it with something better like Arctic Silver

    tomshardware.com video hosted on youtube here
    Last edited by streetster; 28-11-2006 at 03:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    Don't all modern CPUs (well intel since the p3) have thermal protection to stop them frying?
    Yea they do not sure why you have asked this. The reason i mentioned it was because he'd been advised to do it himself. If you dont put it in the right place and/or put to much or to less on the results can be pretty bad.

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    Yep, case fans sound like the initial problem - make sure they are blowing in at the front and out at the back, or make sure you have some at all.

    I recommend the Akasa Amber fans.

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    I don't think that the thermal protection will helkp if theres no heatsink sitting on the core.....I beleive they overheat to fast in those conditions.
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    Im not sure if people are reading what I typed wrong but in order to replace the thermal compound he would have to remove the heatsink and fan, remove and replace the thermal compound and then reattach the heatsink and fan. The compound goes on the heatsink anyway so that has to be replaced. I thought what I put was clear enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I don't think that the thermal protection will helkp if theres no heatsink sitting on the core.....I beleive they overheat to fast in those conditions.
    *sigh*

    intel cpus will not overheat too fast in those conditions. since the p3 they have in-built protection to stop this - watch the video!

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyweb
    Yea they do not sure why you have asked this. The reason i mentioned it was because he'd been advised to do it himself. If you dont put it in the right place and/or put to much or to less on the results can be pretty bad.
    I mentioned this as there should be no way lambkin can fry his cpu by not putting enough/too much thermal gunk on... i've just realised that the new core duo cpus dont have a headspreader like p4s, so yeah he could put it in the wrong place... but hopefully not

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyweb
    Im not sure if people are reading what I typed wrong but in order to replace the thermal compound he would have to remove the heatsink and fan, remove and replace the thermal compound and then reattach the heatsink and fan. The compound goes on the heatsink anyway so that has to be replaced. I thought what I put was clear enough...
    you're correct, and its clear enough



    @lambkin, what are the temperatures like when the CPU is under load (ie download something like Prime95 and let it run for a while)?
    Last edited by streetster; 28-11-2006 at 05:19 PM.

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