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Do I need a new CPU heatsink?

By Tru_Snoop
Apr 30, 2005
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  1. Hey guys;

    My PC Specs:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 installed)
    Case: NETLINK 18IN 350W ATX 3688 CASE /W FRONT USB PORT P4 READY
    Motherboard: SOLTEK KT400-A4 ATX SOCKET A DDR400 AGP4X 5PCI ATA133 USB2.0 W/SOUND
    CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2100+ 256K 266FSB SOCKET A RETAIL BOX
    CPU Heatsink: VANTEC AEROFLOW SOCKETA cpu cooler TMD 5600RPM 35.5CFM
    Memory: 512MB PC2700 DDR333 SAMSUNG RAM
    Video Card: ABITR9550-128CDT RADEON 9550 128MB DDR AGP8X
    Hard Drives: 2 X ( WD CAVIAR 80GB INT ATA/100 HD 3.5LP 9MS 8MB 7200RPM OEM)
    Anti-virus: Kaspersky Antivirus Personal 5.0.121
    Firewall: Zone Alarm Pro 5.5.062.011
    cASE FANS = 4 FANS (2 INFLOW, 2 OUTFLOW)


    I have installed Ventec Aeroflow SocketA heatsink, as I have mentioned earlier. I bought this heatsink from "NCIX" few months ago to replace my stock heatsink. I used the "Thermal Greese" that came with this cooler. I used only small amount of this greese and spread it evenly on the CPU die. I read the instructions online. Also, the heatsink is seated properly, as I checked it few times.

    However, my CPU temperature is too high at the moment. Here is the "EVEREST" summary:

    Field Value
    Sensor Properties
    Sensor Type ITE IT8705F, National LM90 (ISA 290h, SMBus 4Ch)

    Temperatures
    Motherboard 36 °C (97 °F)
    CPU 56 °C (133 °F)
    WDC WD800JB-00JJA0 32 °C (90 °F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 3013 RPM
    Chassis 3125 RPM

    Voltage Values
    CPU Core 1.74 V
    +2.5 V 2.54 V
    +3.3 V 3.31 V
    +5 V 5.05 V
    +12 V 12.48 V
    +5 V Standby 5.03 V
    VBAT Battery 2.03 V

    As you guys can see my CPU's temp is 56 degrees C, and I just started my computer after it been off for whole night. I have only few things opened right now, for example, "Mozila browser, EVEREST, text file, Zone Alarm, Kaspersky, MSN, HP printer (they are on in startup window)."

    My computer crashes when I try to play any music or video in windows media player or any other player. Also, it freezes when I try to play NHL 2005.

    What should do? Do I need to buy new heatsink? Help guys..............

    thank you.
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  2. 1000cc

    1000cc Newcomer, in training Posts: 83

    JUST for the hell of it leave your door panel off let it run and see if you see a big drop. . make sure the 2 fans near the CPU blows in let the other pull the air out. also you did not mention your temp with the other Heatsink.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    i wouldn't put too much stock in the readings of a sensor made by soltek...
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