Celeron D 340 2.93 ghz run hot (73 C)

By jdwalter ยท 4 replies
May 24, 2005
  1. I have recently built a computer with the following:

    Abit IS7-V2 mb
    2.93 ghz celeron D processor
    512 megabytes of RAM
    60 gig hd
    I am using the retail heatsink that came with cpu

    When I booted for the first time I got the temparture warning alarm (set to sound at 85 C). I removed the heatsink, removed the thermal compound that came on the heat sink and replaced fresh thermal compound. That lowered the temp to around 70-73 C but I can't get it any lower than that.

    Any suggestions?

  2. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Use Less Thermal Compound

    Yes, I meant "less". Assuming you used a bead larger than the size of a BB or grain of rice, completely clean the CPU and heatsink and reapply a bead of heatsink compound the size of a BB or grain of rice. After several hours of use, the temperature will decrease due to the compound melting into the tiny crevices in the CPU heat spreader and the heatsink.

    Make sure you have at least two system fans in the case and that they're blowing/spinning in the same direction.
  3. jdwalter

    jdwalter TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks for the advice. I will reapply the thermal compound and see what happens.

    thanks again
  4. jt713

    jt713 TS Rookie

    Had a microtower that came with no case fans. It ran at 70c. With 2 fans sucking air in the front and blowing it out the back it runs at 40-45c playing games. Added a 80mm case fan in the front eventhough no sockets for the screws. Just used washers on the vent grid in the front to hold the fan onto it. Added a 90mm fan in the back.
  5. jdwalter

    jdwalter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the posts.

    I re-applied the thermal compound and installed two case fans. I am keeping the CPU temp between 40 C and 45 C now.

    Thanks for all the help
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