Mobo and CPU overclocking?

By Marty7n
Jul 12, 2011
Post New Reply
  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: 21,905   +203

    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

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.