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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    i just recently installed a p4 3.2 prescott. it's not oced right now.i did oc it to 3.4 a few days ago. and the temps were fine. but i put everything back to default settings and now my computer is hot as hell! my cpu is idling @ 47C right now! it crashes in games too. at least now it's no longer a video problem.

    and yes, i put on arctic silver on my cpu. i have a thermalright sp 94 with a 92" tornado. even with the tornado turned on full (5000 rpm), i idle @ 47. and i'm not even ocing!

    wtf?

    and just 2 days ago i was ripping 4 dvds to xvid all night, and it didn't crash or anything. my temps went up to 56C that night, and it didn't crash. why is it crashing on games now?



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    I would double check your "default" settings.

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    well, my bios is set to "default factory settings"

    and my clock settings are set to standard. i look in the hardware monitor, and everything is the right clock. my 3.2 shows up as 16 x 200, cpu's voltage is 1.4v. graphx card isn't oced either

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    Also double check the heatsink installation.

    What case cooling do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Also double check the heatsink installation.

    What case cooling do you have?
    my case:
    1 80mm intake on the side
    2 80mm exhaust in the back
    i'm pretty sure these don't spin faster than 1500 rpm. they're basic case fans that came with my case


    i should check my heatsink. i did play around with it back when i was fixing my video card problem. i took out my 2.4, and ran some tests. then i put in my 3.2 and ran some tests. i also had to flash my bios to a newer version for my mobo to work with this 3.2 prescott with 1mb L2 cache

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    well i know intel's chips run hot, but this sounds a lil extreme.......

    what other heat sources do you have?
    how is the airflow? is there anything restricting it?

    try leaving you comp off for a while to cool down, then start it and boot into the bios, what are your readings there?

    how thick was the arctic silver layer?

    EDIT: why do you believe your fans dont run faster than 1500rpm?
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    there should be nothing restricting air flow.

    as for the arctic silver, i put a tiny dab in the middle of the cpu and let the heatsink flatten it as i screw the hs in

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    Quote Originally Posted by abu_has_the_power
    there should be nothing restricting air flow.

    as for the arctic silver, i put a tiny dab in the middle of the cpu and let the heatsink flatten it as i screw the hs in
    You should spread the AS out into a thin layer, like it says in the instructions.

    Putting a dab in the middle does not ensure that it spreads evenly across the HS, so half of your cpu may have very poor contact with it.
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    someone here told me to just put a dab in the middle, and screw the 4 screws of the hs diagonally.

    i guess i should go take a look again

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    I called AMD one time and they gave me the same advice. Push out enough arctic silver so that it'll be the same size as a grain of rice and then just push it down with the heatsink.

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