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post #1 of 21
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Please help me on this one.

My Athlon is overheating to 70 degrees centigrade on load(thats 160 F). I have no idea why, I had it OC'ed to 2,2GHz (1,9 stock).
It's very unstable even when idle (50-60 degrees Centigrade), to ensure this has nothing to do with clock settings I underclocked it to 1,8.
My CPU fan is @1452rpm, my mobo is an ECS C51GM-M.
Cool N' Quiet is enabled and I have not done anything in the BIOS lately to make it overheat so suddenly.
I also put my gfx on stock settings so nothing is OC'ed now.

PLEASE help me

-Desperate.
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post #2 of 21
Try re-seating, that would never hurt.
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post #3 of 21
have to tried reseating your hfs and have the ambient temps gone up
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post #4 of 21
it could just be the stock cooler can not handle the extra mhz how is air flow in ur case
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post #5 of 21
Did you remember to take off the plastic covering the padding of the paste of the heatsink (damn that was alot of of's... LOL!)
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post #6 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX View Post
Did you remember to take off the plastic covering the padding of the paste of the heatsink (damn that was alot of of's... LOL!)
lol, the guy in the computer store did that for me.


The airflow in my case should be very good. I have 1 fan in the side and another one in the back in addition to HDD fan, CPU and PSU fans...

The CPU is as I mentioned underclocked and the 400MHz less than what I had on OC didn't help a bit...
And what's a HFS?

Is my rig doomed?

**EDIT: all my other temps are normal.**
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post #7 of 21
sorry fhs fan heat sink
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post #8 of 21
i would check if the cooler is fully seated i had a problem like that because my cooler wasn't seated rightr due to the mounts were messed up
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Quote:
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sorry fhs fan heat sink
It's called a HSF
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post #10 of 21
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Ok thanks, the fan and heat sink seems to be properly placed and they aren't loose and even though I REALLY shouldn't poke around in there I will try it.

I just hope the little OC'ing didn't damage anything.
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