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NZXT Cam 3.0 keeps notifying me that my CPU is reaching absurd levels of temperature. Is the software accurate? I'm really worried.
My clocks aren't OC'd but they turbo up to 4.4ghz

EDIT: My CPU cooler is the Arctic Freezer 13 cooler. It is slightly wobbly when you apply moderate force (a 7 year old would be able to wobble it with some force).

Also I built the PC at my dads house as the parts were shipped there and my dad accidentally smudged the thermal paste very slightly even though I TOLD HIM NOT TO TOUCH ANYTHING.

RealTemp is giving me similar/worse results. Core 2 was thermal throttling after reaching 100C.



Yup, I'm f*cked.
Edited by Citrical - 1/28/16 at 11:09am
post #2 of 15
CAM is buggy. Have you tried CoreTemp, AIDA64, HW Monitor, etc to verify? Have you checked the voltage under load? What MB and cooler are you using?
post #3 of 15
Certainly possible.

What cooling are you using, what are your ambient temps, what voltage is the CPU drawing?
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I had a cpu with a couple sensors that did not function correctly and would give me 127c depending on its mood. Check with hwmonitor, OCCT, aida64 or a couple others and then see what comes up. Also whats your system? that will help us debug anything else too!
 
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post #5 of 15
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Yes I used RealTemp. That gave me worse results. One of my cores were thermal throttling after reaching 100C.

Also I've updated the question, please read.
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I've updated the question, it has some more info relevant to the issue. Please read if you have the time.
post #7 of 15
The tower cooler wobbles? How about the base? Does it moves with the tower? Talking about the base of the cooler
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Originally Posted by Citrical View Post

Yes I used RealTemp. That gave me worse results. One of my cores were thermal throttling after reaching 100C.

Also I've updated the question, please read.

Thanks for the update but I would start with checking whether or not the heatsink is completely attached and if its somewhat loose like you say then see if you can tighten it down a bit. From past experience thermalpaste is the most versatile stuff ever. I just slap a little on and run with it and worst case is I reapply/readjust the heatsink a bit.

Definitely see what your core temps are and the package temp is in hwmonitor or OCCT and let us know. Also whats the voltage when turbo kicks in? (Rarely) but if that kicks some major voltage through it can raise the temp high very quickly.

My guess is if the heatsink isnt quite secured or if the fans arent spinning very fast then thats the main issue. thumb.gif
 
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post #9 of 15
It sounds like the cooler is not seated correctly. Try removing, applying new TIM and remounting. Is it possible the mount is damaged? It isn't the most solid of mounts on the Freezer 13, but it shouldn't wobble.
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My CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
My MB: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
Voltages are stock.
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