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Yumil

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My CPU is getting way too hot...when I turn on a game that reqires high CPU use (PlanetSide, Neverwinter Nights) it instantly goes up to around 85*C and eventualy my comp will restart...

Yes I've got the silver heat transfering gel on, plenty of it...I've got 2 intake fans in the front and 3 that "out-take" I've got decent graphics card...Radeon X800...

My CPU is a 3.0 Ghz 800 Mhz FSB....


Ok to my question...I was reading intel's site and came accross this "article"...
http://support.intel...b/cs-007984.htm

Says 800 FSB's need an updated BIOS and it gives some links...I have no idea how to tell which link I'd need...
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Hi

Which motherboard do you have? I need the exact make & model number. If you don't know, download & run Everest from this link & it should give you the information you need :

http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html
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Thanks anyway but I used MSI Live Update and updated it...but that did nothing...

So I took it off and put on more thermal gel...then it wouldnt even open windows...comp would just shut down...

So I took off a lot of the gel so I had less then what I started with and now it runs perfectly...

Games that were 10FPS are now 200+ and things are running 10x as fast...

So I guess what I learned from this is not to use too much thermal gel...
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Er, yes. Too much thermal compound can be just as damaging as not having enough.

Glad you've managed to fix it.
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