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I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 processor and it started to overheat since today while idle cpu usage its 1% in task manager its heats up from 50c-71c?
This is really a problem any ideas what is causing it to be like this?
Edited by DarkNate - 4/23/12 at 4:06am
post #2 of 21
is your cpu fan working?
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Did your cpu heat sink pop loose? and yes also check the cpu heat sink fan
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My fan is working like it was suppose to and my heatsink didn't pop lose. I pulled it out and put back in and I made sure it was in place.
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did you clean off the heat sink and cpu and re-apply thermal paste?
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did you clean off the heat sink and cpu and re-apply thermal paste?

Yes.
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what are you using to monitor temps? This doesnt make any sense to me.. Your using the stock intel heat sink yes?
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what are you using to monitor temps? This doesnt make any sense to me.. Your using the stock intel heat sink yes?

Speedfan and bios. Stock intel heatsink.
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Im at a loss at this point.. But I do recommend using Coretemp or Realtemp in alternative to Speedfan for cpu temps they are more accurate.
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