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post #1 of 16
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today, after I started up my computer, my idle temps were about 10C over what they normally are, my computer is running tons slower than normal, and my games are starting to crash. what happened and how do I fix it? (I have a 900Mhz overclock, so that might have something to do with it).
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post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by berzerker
today, after I started up my computer, my idle temps were about 10C over what they normally are, my computer is running tons slower than normal, and my games are starting to crash. what happened and how do I fix it? (I have a 900Mhz overclock, so that might have something to do with it).
Go back to stock and see if it fixes it. If it does, your overclock was probably a little too much.
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post #3 of 16
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I dropped the speed down a little, and the temps were still high. I jumped up to 3.96 from 3.93 and I've had it running at that speed for about a week with no trouble, then this just came out of nowhere
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post #4 of 16
heatsink came loose or a dirty heatsink maybe?
    
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post #5 of 16
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alright, I just shut down my computer, took off the heatsink, applied more thermal paste and put it back on, and I tried to boot up with stock speeds, but Windows wouldn't load (either that or maybe I didn't give it enough time). But even in the bios, it was still reading off some really high temps for stock speed. Then I OC'd it and the temps are just as high as before. Is it possible that I fried my CPU or something?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #6 of 16
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I gave my computer all night to load up windows at stock speed, but it didn't load. Today, I re-installed windows and it didn't affect anything. as far as I can tell, I'm screwed. The CPU's voltage range goes up to 1.4V and that's as high as I had it running, and I kept the temp to 55C under max load. I don't understand what went wrong, someone please help me out.
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post #7 of 16
PSU perhaps? what are the voltages in the BIOS reading?
post #8 of 16
Dust off...then check the directions of all fans...then check for TROJANS....
There are some really good Script kiddies out there....
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post #9 of 16
He is seeing weird temps in the BIOS
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by berzerker
alright, I just shut down my computer, took off the heatsink, applied more thermal paste and put it back on, and I tried to boot up with stock speeds, but Windows wouldn't load (either that or maybe I didn't give it enough time). But even in the bios, it was still reading off some really high temps for stock speed. Then I OC'd it and the temps are just as high as before. Is it possible that I fried my CPU or something?

You applied more thermal paste!?

Bad bad bad!


Clean off the paste with isopropyl alcohol and reapply. A very thin, evenly spread layer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouse
PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield DFI DK P35-T2RS eVGA 9800GTX 512MB G.SKILL DDR2-800 4x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
160GB WD SATA2 Pioneer DVD-ROM Acer 22 in. Saitek Eclipse II 
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PC Power & Cooling 750W Antec P182 Logitech MX518 
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