Cpu way to hot! 65c?

Intel
September 29, 2008 at 12:37:37
Specs: Win XP pro, Pentium D 2 Core 3.00Ghz
Hello, I have built myself a pentium D 2 core computer running at 3.00Ghz each. Ever since i have had it (6 months) My CPU has been very hot, some points spiking at 75-77 Degrees C when i listen to music or use FL Studio. (Just at this moment it is jumping around from 50 to 55 and some points 63-65 C just using forfox and i have a anti Virus running on stand by in the background, thats about how much is going on right now. I bought thermal heat sinc paste and it helped a little bit, before it was in the steady upper 60's and lower 70's. And to day my mom was using it and it shut off, and knew it had to be the CPU Temp, cause the computer runs grate, no issues except with the CPU Temp. I am using a Collermaster heat sinc with a collermaster fan, and my FAN Rpm jumps around as well, I dont know if its reacting to the CPU temp, or just doing its own thing. but, the fan is only runing at 1000Rpm right now and when the cpu warns me its in the red, but the fan stays low at 700-1000Rpm. What can be the problem? Could this be the wrong processor socket? I need to get this CPU temp down!I can afford to lose this new computer. Thanks, Tim

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#1
September 29, 2008 at 15:30:02
Your Pentium D is a high wattage CPU & runs hot...it's the nature of the beast. The temps you're seeing really aren't that far out of whack. Look in the BIOS for a setting related to the fan speed.

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#2
September 29, 2008 at 19:50:28
Well, My computer restarting due to CPU temps to high is not normal. I do go into my Bios and set fan to aggresive and still its only running at 500Rpm to 700. I just bought a new heat sinc (THermaltake) and still its running to hot for my liking, cause i get warnings about it from the Intel monitor desktop utility. How much thermal paste should be applied without effecting the proses of redusing heat?

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#3
September 30, 2008 at 13:54:13
How about posting the make/model of your board? You're apparently overlooking something in the BIOS because your CPU fan should NOT be running at just 500 rpms. Do you have SpeedStep enabled? If you do, disable it.

The proper amount of thermal paste is generally said to be approx the size of a grain of rice. But since you have a dual core, the paste should be applied in a very thin line across the cores, as seen in THIS picture. If you're placing the paste perpendicular to the cores, that could be part of the problem. And when you apply the paste, do NOT spread it around...it will spread by itself when you lock the heatsink in place.

Here's the Arctic Silver instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...

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#4
October 1, 2008 at 12:13:24
My Mother board model # is Intel DG965RY processor Socket LGA775. Ok I think I have solved the Processor fan issue, It is spinning faster or slower depending on the processor temp, But my CPU temp still is peaking at 80C When Idle, I left for work last night and left my computer on, with nothing but my anti virus running in the background and when i got back home, I viewed my Event log, and my CPU temp peaked to 80C, I went into my bios and i restored everything to default, and that seemed to help out the fan issue. I also re-assembled my heat sinc and put new silicon based Compound and that brings it down a bit, But i cant even get it down to at leaste 35-45C, but when I run itunes, the thing goes crazy, Its getting up to 80C again. I also have turned off my computer opened the side and felt my heat sinc, its not really that hot, now i am thinking that this intel desktop utilities program is messed up cause my heat sinc dosnt feel scorching hot, its warm, but not hot hot.

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#5
October 2, 2008 at 10:31:19
Check your temp readings in the BIOS.

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...

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#6
February 5, 2009 at 00:38:57
Hi Tim,
I've been having the same problem with my computer running too hot. I have a computer with the same Intel Board DG965RY with a 3.4GHz chip. I was testing out another chip so I removed my chip, put in another chip, and put my original chip back. Since then it's been running hot about 62 Celsius on idle and averaging 70+ with some load. I bought thermal paste just like you and it just helped out a little. Did you ever get your heat issue resolved. If so, I would love to hear how you did it.

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-Vee


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