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CPU fan spins at post but not in Windows or BIOS

I have been experiencing random crashes and other issues with my machine which lead me to ask questions about troubleshooting Prime95 failures. Unfortunately I Have not yet been able to resolve the ...
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Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot

(For monitoring heating I have used SpeedFan, Ai suite II (asus mobo software), RealTemp and my bios (on an Asus Gene IV Rampage)) SpeedFan says 100-120 C RealTemp says 30-80 C at idle (30 C ...
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i7 CPU Thermometer breaking down?

I have a custom build with a Intel Core i7-3820 on MSI X79A-GD45(8D) X79 motherboard. I'm using Thermaltake CLW0215 Water 2.0 Performer as CPU cooling. I have this build for about a year now. Back ...
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what happens if I apply thermal paste on a stock cooler?

I have a new APU and was wondering if putting a small amount of paste on the APU would be too much. if there is too much, will this damage the APU,or will it be fine?
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How unsafe is not tighing screws diagonally?

Image example: When I first installed my Hyper 212 Evo I didn't follow the instructions closely, and did not do the above. The machine seems to runs fine but I'm paranoid I damaged the 3770K in ...
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How to test if a processor is heat damaged?

I have an older PC with an Phenom II processor that we use as a kids' computer. It's been running fine until about a week ago when it randomly shut down and would not get past the Windows load screen ...
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Can I run a Pentium 4 on 100% for an extended amount of time?

I want to use my Pentium 4 desktop for running some heavy simulations. These simulations take from two to eight hours. Is it safe to run the CPU at 100% for such a long time?
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Why all of the sudden is my Processor and Memory Subscore (Windows Rating) abnormally low?

2 days ago I opened my van door to get out my computer tower, and it fell to the ground. When I opened it everything looked ok but theres a problem. when I login windows, my windows rating subscore ...
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CPU Fan Error during boot

I have recently built a new pc with the following specs: Intel i7 2600k 3.4Ghz 16GB memory Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard Zotac GeForce GTX 550Ti graphix card OCZ Agility 3 128GB SSD 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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Does the height of a CPU's heatsink affect the cooling?

The CPU of my computer has a quite tall (about 1.5in I think) heatsink compared to the one my friend's computer had, and this question has been in my mind for a while. Does the height of a CPU's ...
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Will the same heat sink and fan work? [closed]

My friend has a Compaq Presario SR5703WM Desktop PC Product Page He Wanted to upgrade and was gonna get another faster by 600 mhz sempron, after research i told him to get a dual core or quadcore , ...
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Black screen while PC boots [closed]

I just cleaned PC (well CPU fan only), and i turned PC on but forget to insert CPU 4 pin wire (not the first time). Unpluged PC from electiricty. I inserted it and turned on PC, then the CPU cooler ...
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Stock cooler for core i7-2600 close to 80C at idle - will aftermarket one help?

I bought brand new Core i7 2600 (socket 1155) CPU with box cooler on it. I assembled a minimum booting configuration and in the BIOS it shows steady 73-78 degrees CPU temperature right off the bat. It ...
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My computer often suddenly only has 10% of CPU capacity

Something like every second hour I run my computer, my CPU suddenly only has something like 10% of capacity. This is not because of some process taking the rest of the capacity, it is the CPU itself ...
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Best modding cooler for Phenom II X6 1090T

I would like to upgrade my Athlon X2 5000+ to a Phenom II X6 1090T with my Crosshair II Formula motherboard (CPU is supported, I verified it). I currently mount an ASUS Arctic Ice cooler which goes ...
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What temperature should an Intel Core-i5 750 CPU have, while in idle, and in full load?

I've heard that the stock cooler the Intel Core-i5 750 comes with is not very efficient. What temperatures are normal under regular operating conditions and under full load for this type of CPU?
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Pulled out CPU with heatsink

I am using a AMD Phenom II X4 965. I was replacing the stock heatsink with an aftermark Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 Rev. 2. When I unlatched the stock heatsink and pulled it from the motherboard, the ...