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Worried about my E7200.

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I had assemebled it a few days ago, applying Artic Silver compound with an Artic 7 Cooling System. When I turned it on I reported temperatures of around 35C, which I was satisified with. Now, a few days later temperates are reporting around 45C. (At 2.5Ghz) When I attempted to OC it to 3Ghz tempatures shot up to anywhere between 70C - 80C!

I fear for my poor CPUs life! Is somethining wrong!?
Wanted to overclock to 4Ghz, but with tempatures like that theres no way in heck. I was reading on the Intel site and it said that the max tempatures designed for this chip was 75C?
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re apply TIM and check if is well mounted the HSF
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re apply TIM and check if is well mounted the HSF
Yup.

Also make sure you keep those temps under 70c, because above that is the red zone.

What cooling tower do you have, and what program do you use to monitor temps?
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As these guys have said, Something is up with the mount of your heatsink. It's easier than you think to have a heatsink not make good contact with a cpu. Pull off the heatsink clean it and the cpu, and reapply thermal compound and reseat then remove the heatsink. The thermal compound should be squished out all over the cpu and heatsink if it's making good contact.
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