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Hot hot hot hot hot!! What am I doing wrong?

post #1 of 6
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Prior to getting my new processor and hsf (Celeron D 340 and masscool with artic silver 5 conductor), my old processor and hsf (Celeron D 325 and Speeze with fanner tech paste) were keeping my CPU at idle temps of around 55C.

With the new hardware, idle temps are still around 50-60C. I worked very carefully to apply the termal compound and made sure the fan, heatsink and CPU were all properly connected, but my chip is still running super hot. In case it's not listed in my specs. my motherboard is a brand new P4S800D-X.

Any suggestions?

(Should I apply the compound in a different way? Should I rub a bald man's head before turning on the PC? What do I do!?)
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post #2 of 6
You didn't add a lot of compound did you? you only need a small drop
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post #3 of 6
Make sure that you not only have good air flow in your case but also that you have good air flow in the portion of the room where your case is located. I have to keep one of my rigs in a corner, and it stays 5-10°C hotter than it does when I have it in a better location.
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post #4 of 6
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I squeezed the little syringe of compound less than a millimeter. The amount of compound on the chip was a little smaller than a grain of rice.
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post #5 of 6
You need to put on a drop abnout the size of a BB.
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post #6 of 6
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UGH! I think I just found the main source of my problem. I wasn't idling. I took a glance down at my CPU usage and it was at full load. I forgot that I was had folding to start on windows startup. I also noticed I'd forgot to reset my overclock for my new processor, the bus was upped 30%.

I'm ACTUALLY idling at a much nicer 47*C now. That's still a bit hot, though, right? I know I'm safe idling at 47, but maybe it should still be lower for what I've got going on?
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