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My Prescott CPU reaches 90C...please help me to cool it down.

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Damn! I know presscott runs at higher temps but 83c....

I have a huge zalman heatsink on it and I use artic silver 5... *** can I do more?

I have a very tiny oc, 3.2GHz@3.52GHz...

Plz tell me if I should worry and do something! I just used ThrottleWatch and it says my cpu throttled a bit.... is it normal???

Thanks in advance for ur precious help!
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try a different temp monitroing prog. like speedfan and everest. and check what it says in bios... if they all say that high of temps, then underclock it untill you can better cool it. or youll fry that thing!!!
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post #3 of 72
That temperature reading might be flase. Download speedfan and tell us the readings: http://www.almico.com/speedfan428.exe

Edit: Woops, me and pbasil posted at the same time.
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post #4 of 72
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt
That temperature reading might be flase. Download speedfan and tell us the readings: http://www.almico.com/speedfan428.exe

Edit: Woops, me and pbasil posted at the same time.
well technically i posted before you...LOL
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post #5 of 72
Ok do as stated above, and if temps do read the same, then you need to check the Heaqt sink to see if its mounted right, it sounds to me liek your heatsink is hitting something on your board(caps close to the socket), I had this same exact problem when putting my water block on for the first time, the top of it was actualy touching a couple caps on the board therefore making it impossible to get the heat sink seated right. I just turned it around the other way and problem solved, but I believe you are having the same problem, because your temps should be no where near where they are, your system should shut down before it gets to that temp.
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post #6 of 72
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Here's what speedfan says after going through 3dMark06 :



I dunno wich temp is for my cpu though... what do you guys think?
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post #7 of 72
Temp 2, 71C, that's your cpu. Ya your running alot hotter than you should be man. I think like already said something is wrong with your heatsink mount. I'd take it off again, clean thoroughly everything off both the cpu and the heatsink with some alcohol or something, then reseat it again. Looks to me like you either have your heatsink not touching the cpu correctly, or you didn't get them clean enough before reapplying as5 onto it. And don't use too much as5, just a bb size dab in the middle of the cpu.
    
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I bet money that you put way to much AS5. Go and get a ziplock bag and put it over your hand. Put a BB size of AS5 on the processor, and the spread it around with your hand in the ziplock bag. You should have just enough so you can't see the processor through the AS5. The smaller the amount of AS5, the better. (AS5 recommends like .0003" thick layer)
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post #9 of 72
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Damn... maybe you're right...

I just ran 3dMark06 again and it crashed after like the second test (just 3dMark, computer was still working)...

I checked the speedfan temp chart and it says my cpu was at 82c when it crashed...

I'll try reseating my heatsink next week...
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Damn... maybe you're right...

I just ran 3dMark06 again and it crashed after like the second test (just 3dMark, computer was still working)...

I checked the speedfan temp chart and it says my cpu was at 82c when it crashed...

I'll try reseating my heatsink next week...

If your waiting til next week, then I'd shut off my rig that whole time if I were you. Those kind of temps are deffinitely not good for your cpu. I wouldn't want to run mine for even a day with temps like that. I mean sure they have built in thermal protections and all that, but still that's really hot.
    
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