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I had overheating problems with my 2.8ghz LGA 775 Prescot with my old case. I would get temps while playing games of about 70-80C. So, i decided to get a new case with better airflow. I got the Thermaltake Armour which has 2 120mm fans, 1 intake and 1 exhaust and 2 80mm exhaust. The problem is the CPU temps didnt change and in some cases got worse.

My room temp according to my uguru clock is 29-30C.

I have tried reapplying thermal paste twice and it has made no difference and the HSF is attached properly. I am only using stock HSF though.

Could anyone see what could be wrong or recommend me a decent HSF to buy as i only have a stock.

Thankyou.
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are these temp readings coming from BIOS, software that came with your board, or a third party software app? how much thermal paste did you apply? did you clean all the old paste off first?
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The reading are coming from the Bios.

When i applied the paste i removed as much as i could and then put a layer about as thick as a creadit card on.

I am using coolermaster thermal paste and some people have recommended Artic Silver.
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paste brands wouldn't cause that much of a temp problem....the difference betwen brands is somewhere like 2 degrees depending on it's application....is your cpu fan working?
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paste brands wouldn't cause that much of a temp problem....the difference betwen brands is somewhere like 2 degrees depending on it's application....is your cpu fan working?

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Yes and temperatures are still high even with the fan at full speed.
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you may have put too much paste...or your temp sensor is broken....there should be no excuse for temps that high in a properly functioning system.
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you may have put too much paste...or your temp sensor is broken....there should be no excuse for temps that high in a properly functioning system.

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Is it possible that my CPU could be broken?
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only if you're having issues other than the temp being high.....any problem with the cpu that would cause thermal issues would cause alot of other bad things to happen
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Okay, well... the high temperature is the only problem i am having. I think i may get a new HSF.
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I know my PC repeatedly crashed due to excessive temperature (the guy who built it didn't put any fans in the case except HSF & the one on the mainboard!)
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