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My CPU has been running really hot, so since I can't afford a new CPU, like I want, I want to just buy a new HSF, and hopefully drop the temp. Currently, according to SpeedFan, my CPU is running at 65-75C, which I know is insanely high. My first question is, how do I clean off the CPU, from the previous HSF, and second, I'm looking at buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106073 as well as some artic silver. Do you think it'll drop my temp a lot or could it just be something wrong with my CPU? Or any other HSF suggestions that could be better? I'm kind of worried about going through the process of cleaning off the CPU, applying the artic silver, and the new HSF. I'm afraid I may mess something up. I've built many computers, but I've never applied any compound, just stock CPU/HSF. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
post #2 of 16
God, you better order the Thermaltake Big Typhoon or one of Zalman's CPU coolers. Get some Artic Silver 5 too, and for the mean time, you might want to use your system sparingly and turn off the overclocking. You're lucky you haven't killed your CPU yet.
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Ouch those are some killer temps ... Did you apply the stock HSF right and do you even have thermal compound between cpu and heatsink right now???? Take it off and put it back on.... IF that doesnt' work laboitnoire is right get a big typhoon ... you'll see alot better temps with it then the thermaltake rx series .....

It really isn't that hard applying it..... First clean cpu and heatsink with a soft cloth and some alchohol if you want .... Then put cpu in socket and apply a little tab of artic silver.. about a small bb size.. put the heasink on top and move it around a little so the artic silver spreads out ... finally snap down that heatsink/and fan....
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use high percentage rubbing alcohal(>75%) and a clean lint free cloth, qtips or coffee filter work great, the put a small BB sized drop of as5 on the cpu in the middle, then attach the cooler allowing the cooler to squish out the excess as5... its very easy, its almost impossible to screw up! i know youll have no problem doing it..!


the TT big typhoon is THE best air cooler out, but the zalman 9500 is right behind it,then the zalman 7700....
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Thanks for the help, and suggestions guys. I restarted my computer, and went into my BIOS and it says my CPU temp was 45C, my temp couldnt have possibly dropped that high from being in windows and restarting to BIOS could it? I still plan on getting a HSF fan and all though. I'll possibly get one of the ones you guys suggested but they seem a bit expensive. Is there any that are as good, or almost as good under 40 bucks?
post #6 of 16
yes it can, temp drop and raise pretty quick....

hmm the scythe ninja is good, it costs about 38 but you have to buy a fan seperate... but i strongly sugest the three i reccomended....
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post #7 of 16
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That's crazy, dropping 25+C in less than 30 seconds. lol



That's a screenshot of SpeedFan. I don't know what the first Temp1, and the second Temp1 is.

I guess I'll try and get the Zalman 7700.
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I just finshed playing BF2 for 2 hours, I had both of my monitors on, and i was playing in one monitor, and had speedfan, and the nvidia control panel up to look at my temps. My video card temp, went from 39, to 65ish, but my CPU temp never budged....is that normal?
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I would load another software monitor program up ie:MBM5 and compare it to the SPEEDFAN temps and you BIOS tempreture readings as they are the most acurate indication of them.

I have never liked third party programs and always only use them as a guide along with comparison of others.

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Originally Posted by xie67
I would load another software monitor program up ie:MBM5 and compare it to the SPEEDFAN temps and you BIOS tempreture readings as they are the most acurate indication of them.

I have never liked third party programs and always only use them as a guide along with comparison of others.

cheers

I just restarted my computer went into BIOs, and it said my CPU temp was 42C, I then went into windows, went directly to HMonitor, and it shows CPU1 at 43C, and CPU2, at 66C, I have no idea why it shows CPU2? CPU2 shows the same temp as my CPU on SpeedFan. MBM doesn't have my motherboard, or I'd try that too. I'm confused.



edit: screenshot




edit2: I just played DOD for just a little, and my CPU1 temp went up about 6-8 C..So I'm going to assume that's my actual CPU temp? but what is CPU2?
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