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Can you download SpeedFan here and see if it reports a speed for your cpu fan please. You're temps are way to high for such a low cpu usage.
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I have downloaded it, what would you like to see a screenshot of?
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I have downloaded it, what would you like to see a screenshot of?
The first tab that says readings. It should have some fan rpm speeds on it if any of them are attached to the mobo.
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The first tab that says readings. It should have some fan rpm speeds on it if any of them are attached to the mobo.
Here you go:




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Also, like I said before... Does the 8 gig dedicated to the cmd thingy have anything to do with it?
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Well, it looks like your fan is rocking at 100% speed there at 1300+ rpms.
Have you moved the PC around at all? Maybe causing the heatsink to shift or come a little loose? If so, you may need to re-seat it.

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Also, like I said before... Does the 8 gig dedicated to the cmd thingy have anything to do with it?
I can't imagine so. I really don't know how that could possibly effect the cpu temp.
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Well, it looks like your fan is rocking at 100% speed there at 1300+ rpms.
Have you moved the PC around at all? Maybe causing the heatsink to shift or come a little loose? If so, you may need to re-seat it.


I can't imagine so. I really don't know how that could possibly effect the cpu temp.
It is possible that I have accidently kicked my PC, it is definitely worth a shot.
Though, unfortunately, I can not check it yet because I haven't got the screwdrivers, which is driving me nuts!

I will get them tomorrow. When I do have them, I take off my side-board. Carefully take off the heatsink, get some nailstuffyremover and get the paste off, reapply paste (evenly spread out with a q-tip) and reattach the heatsink?
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It is possible that I have accidently kicked my PC, it is definitely worth a shot.
Though, unfortunately, I can not check it yet because I haven't got the screwdrivers, which is driving me nuts!

I will get them tomorrow. When I do have them, I take off my side-board. Carefully take off the heatsink, get some nailstuffyremover and get the paste off, reapply paste (evenly spread out with a q-tip) and reattach the heatsink?
Pull off the heatsink, clean both the heatsink and cpu(make sure whatever you clean it with doesn't leave behind residue or any particles from a rag or anything), apply one drop of thermal paste in the middle of the cpu about the size of a grain of rice, re-attach heatsink. Using more than a grain of rice is not necessary and spreading around manually before attaching heatsink can cause air pockets to form. The pressure of the heatsink against the cpu is good enough to spread the thermal paste.

Edit: Some people do it a little different, but I personally find this to be the most favorable method. Also, I use this to clean off old thermal paste and use a lint free cloth. I'm not sure how available it is in your location, but if not you can use w/e is available that was talked about earlier in the thread.
Edited by HWI - 8/18/11 at 1:54pm
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Pull off the heatsink, clean both the heatsink and cpu(make sure whatever you clean it with doesn't leave behind residue or any particles from a rag or anything), apply one drop of thermal paste in the middle of the cpu about the size of a grain of rice, re-attach heatsink. Using more than a grain of rice is not necessary and spreading around manually before attaching heatsink can cause air pockets to form. The pressure of the heatsink against the cpu is good enough to spread the thermal paste.
A grain of rice? Really? What happens if you put on more? Because I can remember having used much more than 1 grain of rice... Also, they techfriend spread it evenly with a q-tip. You sure the heatsink will actually touch & squeeze the thermal paste?

Once again, thanks a bunch for helping me with this issue.
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A grain of rice? Really? What happens if you put on more? Because I can remember having used much more than 1 grain of rice... Also, they techfriend spread it evenly with a q-tip. You sure the heatsink will actually touch & squeeze the thermal paste?

Once again, thanks a bunch for helping me with this issue.
If you use too much it will reduce thermal transferring between the cpu and heatsink. If you use way to much and you have electrically conductive TIM and it squeezes out the sides then you can really run into some issues. Some people use up to the size of a pea, but you really shouldn't use any more than that, it's not necessary to use so much and can reduce thermal performance. The heatsink should most definitely touch and squeeze the TIM, if it doesn't than the heatsink is defective.
Hopefully more people can post to reassure you that this method works well and is perfectly safe. I can fully understand you wanting to make sure it's 100% good to do it this way before you do it.

YW and welcome to OCN.
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