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Extremely hot Idle temperatures, CPU GPU and MOBO. Cant figure it out *Pics included*

post #1 of 14
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I built my rig 3 or so years ago, occasionally doing dustings and whatnot with compressed air. Recently (Or ~6 months ago rolleyes.gif )I noticing a rattling noise coming from my GPU fan, I didnt think much of it and I left it like that. I have no money to invest in a new rig or to upgrade some stale parts so I was wondering if there was a way I could possibly fix this. I installed another fan today right beside the video card tallying up to 3 fans and no dice, nothing seems to help. Im getting a little worried because this computer is my life, and I can't afford to go purchase another one due to the lovely thing that is bills and rent.

Anyways heres a picture just to show you idle temps.

Any ideas? Im running dual monitors would that factor into this much?


EDIT: Just found out I was OCing my CPU to 3.6ghz, I went back to the default 3.2ghz but nothing has changed temperature-wise. Weird.


Edited by AJMedeiros - 4/23/14 at 11:24am
post #2 of 14
Sounds like your graphics card fan is dying. Youll need to put another one on it before it completely dies and kills your gpu (very common).

Post the make, model and if you can a link to the card you have for some ideas.
    
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http://www.cnet.com/products/diamond-amd-ati-radeon-hd-6870-graphics-card-radeon-hd-6870-1-gb/

Thats the video card. Okay, so I've actually managed to drop my idle temps to 35 degrees on the GPU via disabling second monitor and doing a bit of a clean out. Fan speed is 50%, so as far as Im concerned the GPU is alright for the time being.

Im concerned about my CPU, it was running ~52 idle and after I reset it to default clock settings I have it running ~46. To me 46 degrees is still pretty hot, should I get some thermal paste? I havnt reapplied paste in 3 years


What the hell is up with the price of the video card on cnet? That card is 6th generation and even 3 years ago I didnt pay that much... Jesus.
post #4 of 14
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Im concerned about my CPU, it was running ~52 idle and after I reset it to default clock settings I have it running ~46. To me 46 degrees is still pretty hot, should I get some thermal paste? I havnt reapplied paste in 3 years
Yeah, 46C is too hot of an idle. And it should get some new quality paste after 3 years. Arctic Cooling MX4 is good and safe to use and claims it lasts 8 years.

Also, whats your motherboard temp ? Is it more than 5C above room temp ? If so, more case cooling is called for.
    
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
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post #5 of 14
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All temps are in the pic, but right now my room is 23 degrees C, and the mobos clocking in at 45 - 50 degrees C. Perhaps the program im using to monitor temps is wrong, I just bought a case a week ago thats designated to keep the airflow cool and circulating. The last casing I had was stuffy and small, this one is much bigger and has better fan locations.

Im using speccy from piriform to monitor the temps. Im starting to wonder if it could be faulty
post #6 of 14
Have you removed the fan from CPU and cleaned the fins? Same applied to GPU. The fan pulls in dust and lint and it packs up on the front of the cooler fins until air can no longer flow properly.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
That could definitely be the culprit. Im kind of worried about taking it apart to be honest. Is it risky doing so? Im actually positive that could be the problem, I was in a room at one point for 6 months where dust was constantly flowing and I had an inch of it inside the casing
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Im kind of worried about taking it apart to be honest. Is it risky doing so?
Not unless youre a complete klutz or a Homer Simpson, heh. tongue.gif Just take your time and dont force things.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Combo Mouse Pad, Calculator, USB ports USB stereo speakers Custom 5.1 digital sound system 
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FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Combo Mouse Pad, Calculator, USB ports USB stereo speakers Custom 5.1 digital sound system 
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post #9 of 14
As cpmee it's pretty straight forward. If you can't figure it out post pics and ask questions. thumb.gif
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Okay guys, so I took your advice and tried removing the CPU. Guess what? The thermal paste was so dry, it acted as an adhesive and completely glued the processor onto the heatsink. I ended up ripping out the entire thing from the motherboard, used a blow dryer to loosen it but no luck. It was finished. The pins were bent and everything.

Went to the hardware store and picked me up an AMD FX 6350 and a new motherboard to support AM3+ chips, installed it and things are running better than ever.

Mobos running at 30 degrees, the CPU at 25 and the GPU at 33 all idle (Without the side of the case and 3rd fan running so Im hoping to shave a couple/few more degrees off when I put it back on and install that fan)




Needless to say, I had to do something about it anyways. I now have a new mobo/cpu. The AMD 6350 is definitely an upgrade from the phenom II 955, thanks for all the help guys, My wallet has a bit of a dent in it but it was inevitable anyways. In the end, Im happy

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