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Hello!
My name is Jacob. I have a Compaq Presario Notebook PC (CQ62-209wm).
I've recently installed a new CPU, AMD Phenom II N660 (3.0Ghz).
Socket S1G4.
Since I installed it, I've been monitoring my CPU temperature. It usually averages around 60C, and today while I was trying to convert a .avi file to an ISO to burn it to a disc, it reached 93C.
I'm pretty sure I applied the thermal paste correctly; I used a dab about the size of a grain of rice and spread it into a thin layer.
(I used Antec Formula 7)
I cleaned the old thermal paste of the heatsink.
I'm pretty sure everything is clean, and I make sure that I do not block the vents.
My fan works fine.
What is a normal, safe CPU temperature?
At what temperature should I be worried about CPU damage?
What is the problem here?
And what can I do to keep my CPU cool?
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That temp is dangerously high. I think your thermal compound are rather spread too thin. Clean it up again and give it a little more paste.
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Thank you!
I reapplied the thermal paste, and figured out how to remove the fan from the heatsink and I cleaned that out.
The dust and hair material in the fan probably contributed to the problem, also.
But yes, once I removed the heatsink, I noticed that there was too thin of a layer.

Before, the CPU would reach 55C IMMEDIATELY after booting up and then average around 65C during regular tasks.
Now it was at 40C, and it's averaging at around 45.
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Now that's much better but I'm surprised that you didn't clean the fan/heatsink in the first place. That kinda defeats the purpose of the job.

Shame shame shame. :cool:
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Yeah.. My fan was tricky, I couldn't figure out how to detach it from the heat sink. There is a multitude of clips and very tiny screws which is why I never cleaned it.
And thinking back on it, my CPU reached it's TJ max twice before.
It's TJ max is 115C...... O.O

Edited by AfroSlover, 24 June 2013 - 10:47 PM.

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It's not really necessary to separate the fan and heatsink. A can of compressed air will do the trick. Just don't let it spin the fan, block the blade with your finger.
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Just chiming in with a link for the future reference of AfroSlover and others that may read this thread http://h10025.www1.h...product=3927423
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Well, It sort of was necessary. There are no big openings for any debris to escape and there was a huge clump of dust and hair.
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Ah, that's different. That's pretty bad there.
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