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I swapped out a 9750 phenom for a triple core 3.2ghz rana and I noticed that the new processor runs at 108 watts. My motherboard seems to be overheating with the new processor and I'm thinking this might be the cause. The rana is rated at 95 watts, so I'm wondering if there's anything I can do.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 25
you could change the thermal paste on mobo heatsinks,which will lower the temps a bit.
also increasing air flow through the case will help.
changing mobo is another option.
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how do you know your mobo is overheating?how do you know it is running at 108 watts? don't say sandra, as it thinks my 250 is running 155w(it has a 65w tdp...)
Does your bios support PII/AII cpu's?

Edit: Nvidia chipset...
Edited by qwertymac93 - 3/31/11 at 1:36am
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you could change the thermal paste on mobo heatsinks,which will lower the temps a bit.
also increasing air flow through the case will help.
changing mobo is another option.
Sadly I cannot replace this mobo yet. I am hoping to soon! I will try replacing the thermal paste on the heatsink and see if that helps it.

Another question is it normal for it to run at more than the rated wattage? It definitely only overheats when it goes up to 108 watts!

qwerty, I am using HWmonitor. And yes, my mobo sucks but I have to live with it for now.
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overclocking increases you tdp,so yes
what cooler do you use? are you using the cooler from the old cpu without changing paste?
Edited by MightyMission - 3/31/11 at 1:41am
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overclocking increases you tdp,so yes
what cooler do you use?
I am using a stock heatsink. The one that came with the processor sucked and let my temperatures get to 95c, so I am another stock heatsink from a black edition quad core. I forget the exact model. The cpu temps are about 22c idle and 45c under load.

Also, the cpu is not overclocked.
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Isnt the Phenom 9750 a 125w cpu and the Rana a 95w? Whats going on here. This means something is wrong with the way you seated your heatsink most likely.
Edited by Chuckclc - 3/31/11 at 1:50am
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Isnt the Phenom 9750 a 125w cpu and the Rana a 95w? Whats going on here. This means something is wrong with the way you seated your heatsink most likely.
The 9750 I have is a 95 watt version. Also, the way I placed the heatsink would affect the wattage? The temps are good. I am so confused now lol
post #9 of 25
45c isn't bad at all! Limit is 62c.

Make sure you are getting an even thin coat of thermal compound you don't want it thick or globed up.

If you clean it up just use some rubbing alcohol and it will come right off when you re apply!

The heat sink cant affect the wattage.
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The 9750 I have is a 95 watt version. Also, the way I placed the heatsink would affect the wattage? The temps are good. I am so confused now lol
Oh, sorry must have misread, thought you were having temp issues. 108 is probably about right then. If you have a 95w cpu you aren't gonna get .95v reported in any programs. Just like 125w arent 1.25v at stock more like between 1.30-1.35v. Is that what you mean?
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