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Okay, lets try this then.

Have your computer running, and take off the side panel.

Ground yourself. (Touch any unpainted part on the inside of your case)

Once you do that, gently touch the fins on your CPU Cooler and notice if they're hot. If they feel cool to the touch you shouldn't have a problem, and it's probably a temp sensor mis-reading.

Try touching it as close to the socket as you can. Maybe even get a finger on a heatpipe.

If it's really warm or even hot, then it is in fact overheating, and you need to get some thermal paste/reseating ASAP.

For the time being, try setting up a fan to blow air on your computer while it's open, and see if that makes a difference in temps.

Good luck!
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he wouldn't even take the side panel off without coersion, you think he is going to take the cooler off, besides in one of the pictures I saw the backplate for the cooler so its clearly not installed, the cooler is installed using pushpins and they aren't seated properly, problem solved
He's getting addicted to opening the case, which means he likes it. If we push him far enough he'll take it off.
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I really think the pushpins weren't installed properly, hell I still have trouble with some of them. I would take it somewhere and get them to install the backplate with a boltthrough kit. That will get your Q9550 running cool and should allow you to overclock it pretty high
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post #144 of 262
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Originally Posted by Shift. View Post
Okay, lets try this then.

Have your computer running, and take off the side panel.

Ground yourself. (Touch any unpainted part on the inside of your case)

Once you do that, gently touch the fins on your CPU Cooler and notice if they're hot. If they feel cool to the touch you shouldn't have a problem, and it's probably a temp sensor mis-reading.

Try touching it as close to the socket as you can. Maybe even get a finger on a heatpipe.

If it's really warm or even hot, then it is in fact overheating, and you need to get some thermal paste/reseating ASAP.

For the time being, try setting up a fan to blow air on your computer while it's open, and see if that makes a difference in temps.

Good luck!
Now , my casing is left open. I jsut cleaned the dust on my casing fan. Does it help at all?

Edit i took some of the pictures behind the cooler.



Edited by Tsuna - 12/15/08 at 9:14pm
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post #145 of 262
You tell us, what are your temps like?
post #146 of 262
Well, as has already been stated you are fine to use that rig. Unless you start hitting near 75c and above I wouldn't even flinch to run it.

It may be no thermal paste, it may be push-pins not all the way in or one popped out. But really unless you take the cooler off it's all guessing. No one is psychic so no one actually knows, they may be guessing right but still, it could be a number of things.

One thing you can do to eliminate a stuck sensor is download RealTemp
( http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ ) and you can set Tj Max to 100 under the settings property and then run the "Test Sensors" . Fairly simple and straight forward.

Other then that you can take the whole maybe 10 minutes to unmount the hsf or 20min if it is bolt thru kit.

I hope you get it figured out though, but really you're not in any like severe danger running your temps.
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post #147 of 262
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Now , my casing is left open. I jsut cleaned the dust on my casing fan. Does it help at all?
That should help alot actually. Now get a fan to blow on the side, and tell us your temps then.
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That should help alot actually. Now get a fan to blow on the side, and tell us your temps then.
Should my casing be open when the fan is blowing on the side?
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Should my casing be open when the fan is blowing on the side?
Yes, leave the side panel off and point a fan blowing into the case.
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I have a q9550 as you can see and i have mine o'ced to 3.8GHz and i idle at 30degrees
at stock speeds you should idle at 25 and load at 42max
especially with that cooler but i suggest real temp for 45nm processors coretemp is always 3-4 degrees too much

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