High cores temperatures. All clean and good paste.

March 17, 2012 at 14:16:27
Specs: Windows XP pro SP3 32bit, Intel Core 2 Q6600 2.40 MHz; Kingston 2x1GB

I have a stock fan CPU (never changed). My PC is now 4 – 5 years old. This is my first CPU serious problem. My cores temperatures are getting very high. My CPU is Intel 2 Core 2 Q6600 2.40 MHz. I‘m used OCCT monitoring. For example:

When I get some Window and twisted on the screen I see how the temperature goes up very quickly:

CPU-TIN – Value 49C; Min – 55C; Max -65C
1. Core# 0 – Value 59C; Min – 55C; Max – 74C (with games - 100C up and leave out to the desk)
2. Core# 1 – Value 59C; Min – 55C; Max – 73C
3 .Core# 2 – Value 51C; Min - 47C; Max-70C
4. Core# 3 – Value 55C; Min - 50C; Max – 61C

When I twisted the KM player with HD movie the temperature increased to:

CPU-TIN: Max -70C
1. Core: Max - 82C
2. Core: Max - 82C
3. Core: Max - 77C
4. Core: Max - 79C

When all process stops back to those values. The temperatures aren’t so stable. May be I have a broken cores? Just I don’t know! It’s strange, because the temperatures can’t slow down or support the normal temperatures when is something process work (like games). The CPU fan is 2009 RPM. Sys fan is 1361 RPM. Even I increased to fan max, noting change. And now, I don’t use OC on GPU and CPU. Before I used only with the video card. Before I’m had the problems with the nVidia’s driver issue. Now, I’m with the new - 269.10 drivers, its fine. Motherboard - Asus P5K. BIOS - 0704 ver. (never update). I won’t touch it, because I don’t want to make some mistake.

Sorry for my English.

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March 17, 2012 at 14:46:49

The latest BIOS is version 1201 so you're 5 versions behind. The updates have fixed a few issues you may or may not have encountered.

How do you know your paste is good? If you took off the heatsink to check (some people actually do this) you destroyed the thermal bond. That means the old paste needs to be completely removed & a fresh paste applied. And it MUST be done correctly. The C2Q uses the horizontal line method:

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March 26, 2012 at 01:05:41

Make sure your heatsink isn't clogged up with dust. This maybe the problem if you haven't touched it for 4 years. Go into your bios and make sure that the voltage to your CPU is correct, if you were overclocking you may have forgot to set this back to default. If you have a stock cooler you may want to see if one of the the plasic pressure clips have broken or popped out of the mounting hole on the mainboard. And by all means do like riider said, update your BIOS and reset the BIOS to the default settings.

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