Will my CPU Be ok?

Custom / CUSTOM BUILT
January 1, 2009 at 18:40:43
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home, 2.2 GHz / 1791 MB
I was trying to replace my stock fan with this copper heatpipe one and it did not get hot enough for me to pull off the heatsink. When I tried to pull it off and failed I put the case back on and powered my computer on. Ooops. I forgot to plug in the cpu fan. It takes like 20 seconds or so to boot to xp and that's when i realized i forgot to plug it in. I quickly turned it of plugged in the fan and pushed on the heatsink to secure it. Now my temperatures are different. Usually they are at 38-42C at idle at most but now when i turn it on its like at 31-40C at idle! Is my cpu ok and i just reseated and it got better heat flow or did i like break a temperature sensor? Will my CPU be ok?

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#1
January 1, 2009 at 18:54:01
Reseating the heatsink/fan probably made better contact for heat flow, and you probably wiped off some dust that accumulated on the heatsink and fan.

Your CPU and temperature sensors are just fine! :)

-Trent

"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving may not be for you."

-Our tour guide at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.


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#2
January 2, 2009 at 07:06:11
Thank you. My temperatures always seem to change each time I boot like once it was 37, then it was 35, but now for some reason its 43C. IS that normal for a quad?

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#3
January 2, 2009 at 09:23:51
I'm not sure if your specific processor is supposed to have temperature changes like that when you boot, but if the computer is acting normal, I wouldn't worry about it.

-Trent

"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving may not be for you."

-Our tour guide at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.


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