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I usually don't fold on my CPU, but recently started to. My computer would periodically shut down because the processor overheats (I assume this is the issue, because everything else seems to be fine). I have my board set to shut down when the CPU gets to 90C, but when my CPU gets to around 75-78, the computer shuts down.

Tonight, I was folding, and the computer just keeps on shutting down more and more frequently. I started to pay closer attention to the CPU temperature, and noticed that whenever it goes past 50% usage, the temperature skyrockets to 80, and as soon as it does down to 30% or so, temps drop down back to 55 or so. I would assume this is because the TIM is not doing it's job. Is this actually the case? Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Have you checked your heatsink's fan RPM?
How long since you've installed it with the TIM? Could be that the TIM hasn't "cured" in yet
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I don't think TX-2 has a curing time. If it does, probably a short duration like a few hours. So far one of the only known pastes with a curing time even worth of note is the AS5.
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It's been on my processor for about half a year, perhaps its getting old? The fans fine.
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If you got spare paste, then wouldn't hurt to clean the old stuff off and apply some new goop.
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