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Temp problems with CPU

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I have a CPU that needs to be updated but haven't had the cash (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+) that has been getting extremely hot. I haven't been overclocking so there is no reason for this to be getting that hot.

I wouldn't be asking, but my computer has been shutting off constantly when I am playing my game. Raid night is tonight and I really can't have my computer shutting off in the middle of it. It shuts off at around 57-58c. I monitored it today and it got up to 61c. I don't know what the problem is. The fan is working fine.

This has happened a few months ago and then it will go away. Now it is back again.

Can anybody offer some insight?

Add: Even when it idles, it will sometimes go up to the 50's, while doing absolutely nothing.
post #2 of 3
clean the heatsink, apply fresh thermal grease, and check the fan to ensure its actually moving air. Some fans can spin yet do nothing in terms of airflow.

And if that fails, get a new heatsink.
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post #3 of 3
is there any dust on the fans or heatsinks?
dust is an insulator, use an aircompressor and blow out the case every few months
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