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so i bought a new pc it came on friday and its been running kinda hot so i downloaded everest and it said my cpu was around 45 and my mcp was 83 i'm assuming 45 is around normal.but im not sure about the mcp.

can anyone explain this or even what an mcp is? ha

bought it from HP

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
- Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual-Core processor E5300 [2.6GHz]
- 3GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM [1x2048,1x1024]
- 320GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
- 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS & TV tuner [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]
- LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
- LAN port on system board (10/100Base-T), no wireles LAN
- 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, headphone port
- Integrated 5.1 channel sound with front audio ports
- No speakers
- HP keyboard and HP optical mouse
- Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
- No additional security software
- HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

sorry if i posted this in the wrong section.
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the idle CPU temps are a tad bit high, but from the specs you gave us, it looks like it's a proprietary system and probably only has a stock intel heatsink and crummy thermal paste... consider at least switching out thermal pastes to something like AS5 - it's only $7 and will help temperatures a decent bit

The mcp is your northbridge, and that 83C definitely getting pretty hot. Not 100% sure if it's within the motherboard's range though because the motherboard brand wasn't provided (it often isn't with proprietary computers)

Regardless, take off the northbridge cooler and also replace the thermalpaste on that with AS5. You might also want to try increasing case airflow if you can and putting a 60mm over the northbridge's heatsink.

Hope that info helps, but if you need more input feel free to PM me or post something
Hate to say but that sounds normal. Pre-built systems aren't made to run any longer than their warranty.
That MCP is a bit on the warm side, but being a pre built there's probably not much airflow over whatever heatsink is on the MCP. It's most likely a normal temp.
My dad has a pre-built system, it idles around 45'c aswell, so its normal for pre-built systems to run hot.. i guess.
thanks a lot
i was told this forum was helpful

ill look into the paste and its one of the small hp like the ones that are so small its a gimmick since it hasnt really acted up and it brand new ill just wait and see considering im still under warranty
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