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Alright well, right now my temperature as i'm browsing the internet and typing this is 24*C. When I run Orthos it goes pretty high and then it starts going up slowly to the point my computer shuts off because of overheating. Why could this be happening?
    
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how hot is it getting?
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is your pc stock voltage or overlclocked? cuz if its overclocked i think the answer is right in your face...
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how hot is it getting?
60*C then it slowly keeps going up until it just shuts off I think in the 70s. I never really stayed around to see when it shut off.

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is your pc stock voltage or overlclocked? cuz if its overclocked i think the answer is right in your face...
ALL the settings are default. No overclocking.
    
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Well then its definitely a CPU heatsink problem. Did you seat it all the way down and make sure all pins or whatever holds it down are secure? Also how much thermal paste did you use because you dont need alot and if there is too much it makes it worse...

Also are you fan connectors connected to the mobo or w/e they are hooked up to?
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Well then its definitely a CPU heatsink problem. Did you seat it all the way down and make sure all pins or whatever holds it down are secure? Also how much thermal paste did you use because you dont need alot and if there is too much it makes it worse...

Also are you fan connectors connected to the mobo or w/e they are hooked up to?
I am 100% sure I set it down and did everything else correctly. I am thinking about lapping the heatsink.

Edit: Well my brother did lap it a little bit, but he did it a retarded way (takes his sandpaper machine, puts a piece of 2000 grit on it and has machine in one hand and heatsink in the other). He is saying it could be that the spacers are a little too tall so the heatsink has a little gap between it and the processor.
Edited by sadiq - 6/6/08 at 6:44pm
    
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If it's your sig rig, are you sure the LCS is working properly? (My first suspect is always the water pump in these cases.)
    
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Lapping is always a good idea it cant hurt ever unless you maybe oh i dont know sand right through the IHS on the CPU lol! But yea even without lapping it you are WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too high at load temps at stock voltage.

But yea are you definitely circulating water?
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If it's your sig rig, are you sure the LCS is working properly? (My first suspect is always the water pump in these cases.)
Yes, it's my signature rig. What is LCS? Pump is running at 3600RPM right now which is odd because a few min ago my brother did his "lap" (see my post above) and before that I think it was at 4000RPM.


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Lapping is always a good idea it cant hurt ever unless you maybe oh i dont know sand right through the IHS on the CPU lol! But yea even without lapping it you are WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too high at load temps at stock voltage.

But yea are you definitely circulating water?
See my edit on that post. It is distilled water with the Swiftech coolant stuff. My brother made me add like 10 mL of tap water saying, "It won't hurt it".
    
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Well if there is a gap and he used a sanding machine im gonna go on a whim and say that he sanded too much...

Now im ALL FOR more power= better but not when it comes to delicate, integral parts then you wanna take your time. It took me 3 hours to lap my S1283...

Can you see the water moving at all between inlet and outlet of CPU block I know it would be hard but can you see anything?
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