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Old 29-06-2012, 17:45:07   #1
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Hardware Issue

Any ideas what would make my CPU temperature run crazy hot, like 88 degrees celsius, when not under any load? Fans are all working, dust blown out, etc.

Can a heat sink be bad or is it likely just a faulty processor?

Thank you very much in advance for your thoughtful guidance.
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Old 29-06-2012, 19:17:24   #2
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Unlikely that a heat sink would go bad. Unless it's like, physically broken or something with missing pieces and all. Typically that's a fan/airflow issue. You said the fans are blowing, but are they moving a good amount of air? You sure there's no load on the processor? There's not some hidden process or virus or something using the hell out of your CPU?
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Old 29-06-2012, 19:51:24   #3
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That's what I figured. I think I fixed it -- the heat sink wasn't affixed firmly to the processor so I took it off and re-installed it with new thermal paste. It is cooler now.

Whatever those things are called that you attach the the heatsink to the MB with suck. Plus my hands are too damn big for that kind of work.

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Old 30-06-2012, 14:15:29   #4
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Out of curiosity, what brand of thermal paste did you use?
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Old 30-06-2012, 15:05:06   #5
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Something I got at Radio Shack -- Ceramique, made by Arctic Silver.
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