Originally Posted by rip10793
He already has an arctic cooler which should be fine but those temps are high for stock, maybe he applied to much thermal paste?
I applied a bead about the size of a grain of rice. Thats what I was told elsewhere to do.
Originally Posted by ajmidd12
55C seems a little high for stock temps... is that while running Prime95? I know my 955BE runs at 25C stock temp, while playing WoW it runs at 30C and MAYBE hits 55C tops while running Prime95.
Overclocking really won't make much of a difference when gaming IMHO, you are better off unlocking the extra cores, the reason your system is lagging while playing games is because the games you are playing are using resources that your OS and other components are drawing from. If you unlocked 4 cores then you have 1-2 extra cores available to run the rest of the system.
Get yourself a decent aftermarket CPU Cooler (ranges from $30-$100) and then consider overclocking if you must do it. The quickest way to kill a computer is for it to overheat consistently.
*EDIT* It would be easier for people to help you out if you posted your system specs in your signature, go under UserCP and click "Add System" from the left bar, fill in the blanks and click save. This will allow other users to see your components and potentially help you further/faster.
Its not lagging while gaming. Its got an artic cooler CPU cooler.
As for specs, Its A Gigabyte Mobo (possibly bad), BE 550 (Possibly bad), 4Gb Patriot 1333, 500GB W.D. black, GTS 260 (now known good). Its not posting at all, so I still need to get that sorted out before I can continue.
Is it possible that the CPU was on its way out anyway?