90-95 Cent degrees when I'm gaming

By cerverus
Apr 8, 2007
  1. Hello guys,

    My PC was reaching 100 Cent degress and then I reassemble the HEatsink and place new thermal compound, after that, my PC is moving in an average of 88 to 92 Cent degress and sometimes is crashing with the blue screen showing the machine exception error and the code 0x0000009C.
    I mainly reach these temps when playing Everquest 2, my memory is only 1 Gb, I dont know if this have something to do with this or what could be the reason and possible solutions for these high temperatures, please help!!!
  2. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Posts: 115

    man these are very high temps and your pc may not be able to last for a decent amount of time ,check properly that the heatsink is in contact or is above contact the manufacturer if it is still in warranty
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Which component is reaching this temperature? From what you are saying, it seems to be the CPU. Clean out the heatsink completely and ensure that it is completely free of dust. Use Arctic Silver as the thermal compound, first wiping away the old thermal compound using 90% isopropyl alcohol.
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    When you say Cent do you mean Celsius? If you do your PC must be melting by now :haha:
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Nah TP, he means Centigrade, which is the same thing anyways. :p
  6. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The upper-end thermal limit of most Intel P4's I have read about is 72-75 degrees C at which point they are supposed to throttle down. AFAIK AMD's are lower than that.

    Many mobo's have an intellligent fan control in bios for the cpu heat sink fan that, when enabled, runs the fan quieter and slower when the cpu is cooler and speeds it up when it reaches some preset temp; make sure yours is set at the lowest target temp.
  8. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Your Link

    Dear KingCody, I wrote looking for a solution to my temperature problem, not to involve myself on an interpretation for the different temp scales, this is how Speedfan Software interpreate temperatures, they monitor in Cent. degrees, not Farenheit, so I'm ok living with this, I went to school and I now how to convert.
    Now if you have a possitive comment or idea on how can I solve my problem I would appreciate it.
  9. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Thermal compound

    Thanks so much, yes I changed already and my temp cools down a little bit, but its still to high, its running at 90 C. degrees in average whejn i'm gaming. Out of the game it runs at 60 C. degrees
  10. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Heatsink in contact

    I applied an small ammount of thermal compound to see the marks on both surfaces (Processor and HS) and be sure that both surfaces were landing properly, and it is ok, so I dont know what else could this be.
    After placing new thermal compound my temp drops to 90C degrees when gaming and around 60C out of the game, but i think this is still too high.
  11. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    thanks CCT

    I'll reboot and check in a few minutes, so I'll let you know shortly
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You should be aware that any bios smart fan setting only applies to fans connected properly to the mobo - basic but I had to say it.

  13. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    same thing

    Yes Centigrade = Celsius
  14. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Ok the fan is directly connected to the MOBO, it's on the only available port that is at one side of the CPU
  15. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Bro, available doesn't mean 'proper' - check your manual - I have heard of connectors beside the cpu that weren't the one needed - also, many/most/some/all standard fans (if you changed the 'stock' heatsink) won't regulate properly on mobo connections.


  16. cerverus

    cerverus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29


    I see your point, I'll check the MOBO manual to be sure
    Thanks for your tips CCT :)
  17. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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