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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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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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How to mount an NZXT Kraken in a CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro 5

I have been trying to build my new system, and the water cooler that I ordered, the NZXT Kraken x61, does not seem to fit anywhere in the case because it is too long. I tried mounting it in the front ...
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How to install Dynatron G17 into Gigabyte ga-ex58-ud3r board?

First time building a PC and I have everything ready, except for the CPU cooler. There's nothing on the inside of the case for me to attach it and neither the board nor the cooler came with a bracket ...
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New computer freezes

Today I built a new computer with an AMD FX-9590. Installation and upgrading of ubuntu went fine. Then i wanted to render with blender. After some time the system froze. During reboot it froze again. ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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How to put a cooler on a CPU?

Some time ago I bought a computer (computer parts to be exact) and I assembled it myself. I have a motherboard GA-TA770-UD3 from Gigabyte with AMD Phenom II X4 955 (Black edition) + stock cooler. ...