In my old age I'm spending some time messing around with all the various computer components we had lying around the house. I've come across a bit of a problem though.
A few weeks ago I popped an AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3100mhz CPU into a Geforce6100sm-M V1 motherboard. It replaced a CPU that was 5000+ 2600mhz.
Since that point the CPU has never been lower than 57 degrees and quickly gets hotter. The PC switches itself off within about 10 minutes, less if it's under any kind of load. I reapplied thermal paste (Arctic Silver) according to the instructions but it's only giving me an extra 10 minutes or so before I get the same cut out. The fan seems to be running without any issue and is free of dust etc.
Can anybody provide any advice on how to stabilise performance, bar simply going back to the old CPU? In a previous post I noticed a helpful user pointed out that the new CPU required 89w of power rather than 65w. However, I'm not clear on how to change this (if I need to) or whether there are other settings in the BIOS that need manual intervention.
I've been into the BIOS but any settings related to voltage all appear to be greyed out with no option for me to take manual ownership and change them.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts/comments.