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    Is heat my problem?

    I have been getting a problem recently where my PC would just crash out of a game I play and go to the desktop, no blue screen etc. I originally thought this was due to overclocking and have started running the PC at stock speed 2500xp. I have noticed that the CPU when loaded reaches temps up to 53-54c. Is this to high? Could this be causing my problem?

    I have a Coolermaster Aero 7 turned fully up 3590rpm. I have reseated the fan three times and still the temp remain the same. Maybe its the cooler? I want to overclock but 52-54c at stock seems a tad high IMO. Can anyone recommend another fan which might give better results?


    Thanks in anticiapation

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    OI, PC spec is:

    2500xp running at stock (sorta cooled by a CM Aero 7)
    Abit NF7 v2.0
    1gig Twinmos PC3200
    Radeon 9500pro
    Antec 480W PSU

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    Temps not too high, but your probably pushing the chip a little hard overclocking wise. Try upping the voltage as you clock it more
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    What game is it?

    I had the same problem with Command & Conquer Generals.

    I've put another stick of memory (256 to 512) in it and it seems fine now.

    I also had processor temp of about 60ish - at stock.

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    Well. I believe that temp is too high especially at stock. I know that AMD chips are built to work at a maximum temperature that is just silly (Think i read somewhere on their site 80-90 deg c). DO NOT BELIEVE THIS !!!

    Mine is overclocked and running at 50 ish max. And thats after ages of CPU abuse. From Prime95.

    I think the problem might not be the Heat Sink and Fan so much as the Thermal paste that you have. This could not be applied correctly, and would explain the temp.

    when overclocked I recommend a max temp. of 60 deg c. And that is a MAX that I don't ever really want to touch.

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    I would say it's the thermal paste.
    Your temps are a bit too high really.
    Gets some artic silver or something similar.
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    Here's a good guide for applying thermal compound..
    http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm

    I know it's about arctic silver but it's still useful.
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    Originally posted by killgORE
    Well. I believe that temp is too high especially at stock. I know that AMD chips are built to work at a maximum temperature that is just silly (Think i read somewhere on their site 80-90 deg c). DO NOT BELIEVE THIS !!!
    Thats 100% true.
    It wont be stable at those temperatures (although i have seen AMD chips stable at around 75 deg. *cough* tiny *cough*), but thats what it'll get up to before it die's on your due to overheating.
    You can see its max rated temp on the CPU core, and i can dig out the links from the AMD website if you want more proof.
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    Originally posted by Ravens Nest
    Here's a good guide for applying thermal compound..
    http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm

    I know it's about arctic silver but it's still useful.
    I'm glad that the first line of that guide says:
    Don't put it in your mouth.
    I've often been tempted to put the thermal paste in my mouth rather than on the cpu core.

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    I'd definitely check your memory too. Have you switched off full POST tests in the BIOS?

    I had problems with a 1800 Thoroughbred that I thought were heat related. I went to the expense of new CPU cooler, even bought a Coolermaster case, but still the Blue Screen Of Death persisted.

    Eventually turned out to be memory - I turned on the full POST and it failed the memory check straight away. Then narrowed it down to one of the DIMMs and then no probs once I replaced it.

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    run memtest86, prime95, and you could try 3dm2k1/2k3 aswell..
    i wouldnt overclock anything thats past 50, it will need more voltage to be stable and expect electomigration to happen quicker

    also could be the thermal paste, if only half the core is covered then that will get rid of the heat but the rest will just let it build up casusing it to crash
    you could get a better cooler and make sure airflow is good
    other thing might cause it is if you 9500p or nf7 get to hot, you might want to reseat the heatsinks on them as they are probably not done proerly, they rarley are or just try it with another gfx card to check its not that, updater drivers aswell, www.omegacorner.com for the latest raddy drivers slightly better than the official ati ones

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    try reseating the CPU with some decent thermal paste like AS5

    I recently had an XP2200 tbred running at stock speeds which was hitting 50Idle and 55C load. I bought some AS5 and reseated the heatsink. The temps are now 46C load and 42C idle

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