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Old November 7, 2008, 02:03 PM
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Ok, so I just built a new system a week or so ago, but only got the display today. So I set it up and enter the BIOS to monitor the temperatures, system time/date ect, all that fun stuff. So Shockingly I find that my CPU is running at 114!!! As far as I can tell the heatsink is installed properly (the stock intel one). Obviously this cant be normal lol

So, I'm wondering what to do? take the heatsink off and re-install it? Could it be a celsius and fahrenheit issue? Pretty new to building PC's, but 114 seems hot for either lol. Too scared to turn the PC back on so, looks like I'll need some help!

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Old November 7, 2008, 02:04 PM
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Reseat the HS. Most boards would shut down over 80, are you sure u were looking at the right thing?
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I'm pretty sure I'm looking at the right numbers...I'm reseating it now, I'll let you all know!
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:15 PM
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what are you using to even read it?
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what are you using to even read it?
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So I set it up and enter the BIOS to monitor the temperatures, system time/date ect, all that fun stuff. So Shockingly I find that my CPU is running at 114!!
But I agree with eldonko, it is mis reading, because most boards shut down as soon as the temps readd 80C.. It won't even last few seconds.
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:25 PM
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ok, reseated it and now it read 59/60 C. Sound better to everyone?

thanks for all this quick help!
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:28 PM
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if its the 8400 then no.
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:30 PM
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lol, what should it be running at?
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Old November 7, 2008, 02:30 PM
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between 30-40 idle. 45 at the most
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