84c CPU, Help

By chiupc
May 30, 2008
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  1. My comp reached 84c when fully used and it shut down by itself...Any method to solve this problem. I am a newbie so I hope you all will help me...
  2. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    Most importantly, do you have a CPU cooling unit such a fan that is attach directly on top of the CPU. Secondly did you apply any thermal paste between the CPU and fan?
  3. chiupc

    chiupc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes...I have...
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Okay, has it always been like this, or it has only reached such temperatures recently?

    Also, have you done anything to your computer hardware recently? Cleaned it out, moved it, installed new heatsink, etc? Anything at all....

    Also, please tell us what CPU you have, this may be useful in suggesting a solution.
  5. chiupc

    chiupc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
    MSI P4MAM-V (MS-6787 v2.0) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    VIA VT8751A Apollo P4M266A
    224 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type:Award (07/15/04)
  6. chiupc

    chiupc Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    underclocking my comp may help to reduce my temp...anyone can tell me some methods to underclock my comp?
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    You got a pretty old computer there.


    You might want to see if you can blow out the dust in the computer, particularly near/on the CPU heatsink.

    Also check if the CPU fan is working.

    Also, you didn't answer my other questions. Messing around the computer might have moved the heatsink, or unfastened it, or something. Maybe all you need is to remove it, replace the thermalpaste, and put it back.
  8. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    What software/application are you using to obtain the temperature readings? Try using several others as the one you might be using is wrong. I use 'Core Temp' but others out there may know a better one.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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