Problem with a new pc - cpu too hot 100 G. Celsius

By Azrael84 · 5 replies
Oct 22, 2008
  1. Hi guys I bought a new pc a few days ago...
    Cpu E8500 2*3,16Ghz
    Asus Rampage Formula Socket775
    Corsair DDR2 Ram 4GB
    Asus EnGtx 280 OC

    after installing vista some strange things happens. Bios told me that the cpu gots 100 C
    directly after booting or at any other time. Also got some trouble with installing files or get connection to the web.
    I already put some new cooling paste on the cpu. It also wasn´t that easy to put the cooler on the cpu because there is a relly stupid system. I got the feeling that the board could braektrough if I try it harder.
    Every time I start the pc it make some noise and an error message shows up and told me that an unknown cpu is there and that the cpu is to hot.

    I heard some thoeries that it is necessary to update bios but i am not sure about and now I really hope that some1 got usefull advice´s for me
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Why don't you go out and purchase a 3rd party CPU cooler like this one, with a metal plate and screws other than the plastic push-pin type HSF (CPU Heat Sink, fan) One failed attempt to secure the plastic pins can damage them permanently...

    This is an example of a good 775 CPU cooler:
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You shouldn't be that hot with the stock CPU. You either built it wrong, or don't have the fan connected to any power, have your bios temp warning thresholds set to something absurdly low (likely not the problem), or your bios is screwed (also unlikely).

    Go ahead and update your bios I guess. You can't hit 100C instantly on a CPU, at least not any modern one, and it will throttle down and keep the temp around 70C max if there is any sort of heatsink contact at all. So maybe you are reading F not C, or maybe you just completely put it together wrong.
  5. Azrael84

    Azrael84 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It was the bios update... I checked the version on my motherboard and it was rev.1.00. At least I needed min 4.07 so I have installed 4.10 and now bios shows me nice 40 degrees.
    After reinstalling vista with the newest bios Version all other problems also disappear.
    Now Chrysis works on highest settings without laggs, thx for help.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Those crappy Asus motherboards strike again! Glad you got it sorted
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