Mobo and CPU overclocking?

By Marty7n
Jul 12, 2011
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  1. Temp very high

    Intel Pentium 4
    531 sl8hz malay

    Asus Ai Proactive
    Intel 915 P chipset
    Just started up the above cpu and mobo it seems to be heating up very high???any ideas how to check what is wrong?i defo put enough thermal compound on to!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Too much thermal compound acts like an insulator, so take the CPU/Fan apart and clean off the old thermal paste. Re-apply a small pea sized amount of paste in the center and use the edge of a plastic credit card and wipe it across the CPU die (metal top of the CPU) to make a thin uniform coating of thermal compound without any over-spill onto the rest of the CPU

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