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Think my Prescott 630 is running too hot

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I just build a new system. I tried OC'ing the cpu just a little from 3.0 to 3.2. The cpu was getting up above 75 degrees when I was running DVD Shrink and surfing the web at the same time. I moved it back down to factoy settings and it's still running above 75 degrees under load. I have a Big Typhoon cooler. Does anyone know what could be going on? I put a 32mb graphic card in it to hold me over until i get a pci-e. Could it be putting too much load on the cpu from having such a small graphic card?

BTW Idle temp stays at about 45 and ambient is 36
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post #2 of 18
Mm... what were the temps originally? At 75°C your CPU is undergoing Thermal Throttling. Please be a bit more specific on temps. F or C?
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Celcius. I'm running Abit Guru and it will go red and say warning when it gets to 75 degrees. There is no original temp. All new hardware.
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post #4 of 18
Make sure that your Typhoon is seated all the way onto your CPU (making full contact). Also, do you have thermal paste on your CPU? You do not want to be running your computer at those temps.
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post #5 of 18
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yeah, i put the thermal grease on. could it have hurt my cpu? it didn't stay in the red but for a second a few times. If so I'll exchange it while i still have a chance.
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post #6 of 18
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also the case fan blows right into the cpu fan. could that be a problem?
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratm1221
yeah, i put the thermal grease on. could it have hurt my cpu? it didn't stay in the red but for a second a few times. If so I'll exchange it while i still have a chance.
When CPU's undergo Thermal Throttling, it is a self protecting process to prevent the CPU from burning out. I don't think there will be any damage to the CPU. It will still have a long life, so no worries there. Just make sure that you are getting proper airflow to the heatsink via case fans.

Edit: Having case fans blow directly onto the heatsink is a GOOD thing.
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post #8 of 18
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well... maybe i DONT have the big typhoon locked down tight enough. The nuts were really hard to get to to tighten. Not to mention they are micro size.
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratm1221
well... maybe i DONT have the big typhoon locked down tight enough. The nuts were really hard to get to to tighten. Not to mention they are micro size.
True, sometimes it takes a pretty good push to get the clamps to snap into place. Double-check those.
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post #10 of 18
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maybe you'll know the answer to another problem I'm having too? I have 4 sticks of dual channel 5400 PC OCZ 512mb (2Gig total). I can put 3 in and everything works fine... but when I put all 4 in i get a message when windows trys to start up that says " missing file \\windows\\system32\\cofig\\system".. any idea what that could be all about?
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