I just got my computer working. I didn't understand why my processor was running so hot. I only checked it in the bios, and it was running idle at 50c. I could not figure out what the heck was causing this. Naturally I have misplaced my AS5, so I had to reapply the stuff that came with the heatsink. I originally used AS5 and was getting these temps. It didn't really make a difference cause my temps were still high. Despite everyones suggestions I still couldn't fix it. I found a little bit of AS5 on the pins when I took the processor out. I was able to remove this with a toothpick and some 91% Alchohol. I also noticed one of the pins was bent. Now being the new computer builder that I am I realized this was something that I hadn't dealt with and it kinda made me feel nervous. Those pins are so incredibly small, but I was able to take the tooth pick and bend it back....phew!!! I put it back in and removed the old thermal compound...no sign of my AS5 still. I put the Thermal take grade thermal compound back on, booted her up, and my temps were at least running about 5 degrees cooler. I used that program Core Temp, which someone recommended and It said one core was running 29c and the other was running at 37c. I am sure if I put the AS5 it should drop the temps a little right? Also is it normal for these two cores to be running at different temps, or should they be roughly equal. This seems like a big difference to me, but I am not that familiar.
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5/31/07 at 11:22pm