Cpu is running way too hot.

By Zer0s
Jan 15, 2007
  1. Hello,

    Lately I been having a problem with my computer overheating. So first I went and installed Mother Board Monitor 5 and it is telling me that my cpu diode is 76 degrees celsius and the socket is at 59. The alarm kept going off on the cpu diode so I was forced to shut it off. The computer will shutdown under a load if I don't have my room at an extreamly cold temperature. My CPU is an AMD athlon xp 2200+ and my motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Revision 1.04. Please help me fix this!

  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    Hi Zer0s and welcome to TechSpot :)

    if your CPU is overheating then:

    1. your CPU fan died
      • replace CPU fan or replace entire heatsink/fan
    2. your CPU fan is clogged with dust
      • if it gets clogged with so much dust that it stops spinning, it's probably dead or about to die, and should be replaced
    3. your heatsink is caked with dust
      • use a can of compressed air to remove the dust from the heatsink fins
    4. your heatsink is not making good contact with the CPU core, or
    5. the stock thermal pad/grease has dried up, either way you must:
      • ground yourself > remove heatsink > clean heatsink and CPU core with isopropyl alcohol > apply new thermal compound to CPU core > re-seat heatsink

    cheers :wave:
  3. Zer0s

    Zer0s TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well the thing is pretty old. I think I will just buy a new one. Any recommendations for a socket a?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,855   +376

    Why would you replace it? In doing so you'd have to do step 5 of KingCody's post anyway. Just do that.
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