CPU reaches 99°C


LaXuS

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After installing a new gtx 760 my cpu has been heating a lot it reached 99 degrees while playing Arkham knight and i thought it might me because of the game's heavy requirement then i conducted the same thing on a weak game POP forgotten sands and the same thing happened,it reached 97°C ,
I later on tried underclocking my cpu to 2.8 ghz from 3.10 same thing happened again 97°C and don't suggest me to flash bios update or load everything to default settings I've already done it,it has no effect whatsoever

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i5-2400 @ 2.80GHZ
DH67CL (MOTHERBOARD)
GTX 760 2GB ZOTAC
CX600(PSU)
8 GB RAM
 

indy1811

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After installing a new gtx 760 my cpu has been heating a lot it reached 99 degrees while playing Arkham knight and i thought it might me because of the game's heavy requirement then i conducted the same thing on a weak game POP forgotten sands and the same thing happened,it reached 97°C ,
I later on tried underclocking my cpu to 2.8 ghz from 3.10 same thing happened again 97°C and don't suggest me to flash bios update or load everything to default settings I've already done it,it has no effect whatsoever

SPECS
i5-2400 @ 2.80GHZ
DH67CL (MOTHERBOARD)
GTX 760 2GB ZOTAC
CX600(PSU)
8 GB RAM
Looks like the thermal compound has worn off on your CPU and heatsink. When was the last time you applied it?

If you haven't done it recently, remove the heatsink, apply thermal paste and reseat it. You'll see the temps drop back down to normal levels.
 

LaXuS

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Looks like the thermal compound has worn off on your CPU and heatsink. When was the last time you applied it?

If you haven't done it recently, remove the heatsink, apply thermal paste and reseat it. You'll see the temps drop back down to normal levels.
Thx bro i forgot that i haven't applied thermal paste ...
 

ch@ts

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You need to check your airflow. There's extra heat being generated, and you need to increase the airflow in your cabinet to vent it.
 

LaXuS

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i have ordered a thermal paste it's going to come at 26 sep and after i apply it ill write my results so that everyone can fix this issue
 

paras83

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After installing a new gtx 760 my cpu has been heating a lot it reached 99 degrees while playing Arkham knight and i thought it might me because of the game's heavy requirement then i conducted the same thing on a weak game POP forgotten sands and the same thing happened,it reached 97°C ,
I later on tried underclocking my cpu to 2.8 ghz from 3.10 same laptop frozen thing
happened again 97°C and don't suggest me to flash bios update or load everything to default settings I've already done it,it has no effect whatsoever

SPECS
i5-2400 @ 2.80GHZ
DH67CL (MOTHERBOARD)
GTX 760 2GB ZOTAC
CX600(PSU)
8 GB RAM
I was also thinking about the damaged thermal pasting as the root cause of the issue.

shit happens :p last time my cpu touched 99c , It was because a wire came loose and got tangled in cpu fan and stopped it from spinning.
haha, a simple loose wire made your life a hell for a few days.

Whenever my PC gets overheating issues, the first thing I check is any possible distraction for the free airflow.
 

deepakvrao

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So, what are acceptable cpu temperatures while gaming? What are you getting now and what app do you use for monitoring?