so a couple of days ago my computers PSU practically blew up and the computer would not start, so i went and bought 500W thermaltake PSU (same as the one before) and also bought a new CPU (ASUS GEFORCE GTX 950) and it is back up and running, only problem is that my CPU is averaging 60 degrees (C) and whilst just watching a youtube video it is at 98 degrees, really unsure on what to do
my CPU is a - intel i7-2600k
if you could help that would be great!
Try cleaning off then reapplying thermal paste, dry thermal paste made my cpu nearly fry.
yeah that was my next move, anything else it could be though if that doesn't work?
Do you have another CPU on hand? You could try it in your MB and find out if the problem is with your heatsink/MB or the CPU itself
sadly i do not have a spare
Are you sure your heatsink is screwed down properly? And making proper contact with the CPU
im not too good with this sort of stuff, when it comes to it im slowly learning as i go, but i would presume it was on properly
I have no other idea what it could be... Try buying a cheap aftermarket cooler I guess
the cpu is coming up to being 4 years old in april and i have never changed the thermal paste
Sounds like it is the thermal paste then
could it be damaged since the psu pretty much blew up? because i didnt have an issue before this occurred
When you were taking out the broken PSU, did you move any of the other components?
ALSO are all your fans spinning properly? You could have blown the fan pins...
i was moving the tower around quite a bit, but im pretty sure i didnt bump anything
as far as i know they are, is there anyway to know if they have?
Frankly i would just try taking off the heatsink and then putting it back on, thats solved a problem I had once.
Apart from that.. Wait till your new thermal paste arrives
thanks for your help mate! appreciate it
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any chance you could link a a guide to taking a heatsink off? not the best at it
What heatsink do you have? Stock intel?
Also is this a custom built pc? Or a prebuilt?
i would assume it is
and custom built