Cpu temp reaching 90.C!!!!!!!!!!!!

By philkills
May 30, 2005
  1. ok,

    My system kept freezing after a little while of playing ragnarok....

    so i got a cpu temp monitor... and while i was playing the temperature slowly creeped up to 90C, until it crashed.

    Then i realised that in just idle the temperature was 67C !!!!!!!1

    at this point i was a little worried, so i took off the side case and now in idle the temperature is 54C.....

    But still 54C is bloody hot for a CPU in idle, i have 3 fans in the case 2 rear (psu and 1 added) and the other on the cpu itself, they are all running fine ( i think) but still the temperature is 54 in idle....

    I noticed my PC had begun to get a bit sluggish since last saturday.... but i didnt think much of it at the time.

    Does anyone have any clues of whats causing it/ things i can do to fix this problem =-(
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    First off, what CPU is it? A prescott running idleing at 90 is alot more common then a northwood or Athalon. You fan setup is ok. But adding a slot blower or a intake fan would help alot. Also how often do you clean the dust witha can of air. Even after a few months the dust buildup can be alarming. Another thing you could do is reapply thermal paste. But i think dust could be one of the major problems

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If after cleaning out all the dust bunnies, there`s still no improvment, then taking off the heatsink and giving it a good clean with some isopropyl alcohol, then reapplying some good thermal past, should help. Just be carefull not to apply to much, you don`t want it oozing out all over the place lol

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  5. philkills

    philkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for feedback guys, not sure yet but its prolly the dust =p

    installed it 3 years ago and havent bothered cleaning it since lol
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