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My cpu is getting really high temps 55 degrees to 59 deg. I don't leave it on all the time, and I read some where that 49 was the max temp you want to go? This cpu isn't even overclocked (it crashes every time) and my case temp is 22 degrees. Is it time to get a new processor?
 

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If that's idle, then that's pretty warm. But if you're willing to pay money for an upgrade, then don't worry about it. Run your processor hot. If it dies a year from now, no big deal because you were going to upgrade anyway right?

So don't spend money unless it dies (or you want better performance), cause its running fine now right?
 
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b4 u go off and do that, i would reccommend remounting your hs fan properly with some AS5 to see if that is the problem.
 

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b4 u go off and do that, i would reccommend remounting your hs fan properly with some AS5 to see if that is the problem.

I have tried taking the stock heatsink off before, but no luck I can not get that thing off. So that option is out.
 

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I have tried taking the stock heatsink off before, but no luck I can not get that thing off. So that option is out.

well that sounds like another problem there. get it off and scrape that stock thermal crap off and wipe off the excess with alcohol. then reseat it w/ some AS5... or just buy a nice aftermarket HSF.
 

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o and the reason that it won't come off (easily, as im assuming that u unscrewed/unlocked everything that needs to be) is that you need to heat up the heatsink to about 60C. Using a hairdryer is ur best bet. PLEASE try this because this definately confirms you have some form of fragtape on ur proc.
 

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as5 should take you down to like 40C, maybe less depending on how bad ur frag tape is.
 

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ouch dude time for a better HSF get a Zalman all copper HSF or a XP-120
haha since i am running at 60* as i type this i might be able to skip the hair dryer step.
 

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Naw i think your temps aren't that bad. When i had my 2000 xp+ my idle temps were at 59* and on load it went up to 70. My pc would shutdown when playing starcraft.
You're joking right?

Those temps are horrible!
 

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Dude, i know your temps GET UP TO 59C, but it has to be 60C WHEN you pull it off. As soon as u turn ur pc off, the cpu will start cooling off to room temperature quick as hell.
 
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