[SOLVED] CPU idling at 95 degrees C, how do I lower the temperature?

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Edit: CPU is idling at 95 degrees C, how do I go about lowering the temperature, I have the basic fan that comes with the CPU.
 
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----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.

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In the event that your cooler is truly broken, buy a new air cooler with a 120mm fan.
cm hyper212 is popular, but the scythe kotetsu is better.
Here is a review:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1391-page1.html
 
Make sure your HDMI cable is in the GPU and Monitor properly. Check to make sure your GPU is installed properly as it may have loosed or moved.Also check your memory is installed ok...

Then, have you tried clearing your CMOS to reset the BIOS? Once you have done that and if you can get into the BIOS go to the GPU output section and make sure your main GPU is set as the primary GPU.

If you cannot get into the BIOS, change your GPU connection to your on board GPU and try again.
 

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Make sure your HDMI cable is in the GPU and Monitor properly. Check to make sure your GPU is installed properly as it may have loosed or moved.Also check your memory is installed ok...

Then, have you tried clearing your CMOS to reset the BIOS? Once you have done that and if you can get into the BIOS go to the GPU output section and make sure your main GPU is set as the primary GPU.

If you cannot get into the BIOS, change your GPU connection to your on board GPU and try again.
I haven't gone into the BIOS yet, but I dedusted my PC, and re-sat the GPU, and now my monitors work, but when I boot into Windows, it takes a really long time (minutes, and I have Windows on an SSD) but when I get into Windows it tries to load the UI, but my computer freezes then just shuts down, have an idea what could be the problem?
 
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On further analysis, my CPU is idling at 95 degrees C, making my PC shut down unwarranted, how do I go about lowering the temperature?

I have just the basic fan that comes with the CPU.
 

Wehst

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One would have to assume the heat sink/fan is either not touching the CPU at all (not locked down with push tabs?), or, fan not turning at all, or, voltage MUCH too high..or both.
Yup, you're right, the push tabs aren't secure, I used a different heatsink and the same problem happened with that one, the push pin just falls out, could something be broken on the motherboard?
 
----------------how to mount the stock Intel cooler--------------

The stock Intel cooler can be tricky to install.
A poor installation will result in higher cpu temperatures.
If properly mounted, you should expect temperatures at idle to be 10-15c. over ambient.

To mount the Intel stock cooler properly, place the motherboard on top of the foam or cardboard backing that was packed with the motherboard.
The stock cooler will come with paste pre applied, it looks like three grey strips.
The 4 push pins should come in the proper position for installation, that is with the pins rotated in the opposite direction of the arrow,(clockwise)
and pulled up as far as they can go.
Take the time to play with the pushpin mechanism until you know how they work.

Orient the 4 pins so that they are exactly over the motherboard holes.
If one is out of place, you will damage the pins which are delicate.
Push down on a DIAGONAL pair of pins at the same time. Then the other pair.

When you push down on the top black pins, it expands the white plastic pins to fix the cooler in place.

If you do them one at a time, you will not get the cooler on straight.
Lastly, look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pins are equally through the motherboard, and that the cooler is on firmly.
This last step must be done, which is why the motherboard should be out of the case to do the job. Or you need a case with a opening that lets you see the pins.
It is possible to mount the cooler with the motherboard mounted in the case, but you can then never be certain that the push pins are inserted properly
unless you can verify that the pins are through the motherboard and locked.

If you should need to remove the cooler, turn the pins counter clockwise to unlock them.
You will need to clean off the old paste and reapply new if you ever take the cooler off.
Clean off old paste with alcohol and a lint free paper like a coffee filter.
Apply new paste sparingly. A small rice sized drop in the center will spread our under heat and pressure.
Too much paste is bad, it will act as an insulator.
It is hard to use too little.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In the event that your cooler is truly broken, buy a new air cooler with a 120mm fan.
cm hyper212 is popular, but the scythe kotetsu is better.
Here is a review:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1391-page1.html
 

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