Question Why my cpu thinks it is hot?

Darkbreeze

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If the BIOS SAYS it is that hot, then it IS that hot. Why would you even think that the BIOS would be wrong?

Have you verified using a Windows utility? Download Core Temp and install it. If your temps show as anything over 80°C then it's too hot and I'd bet money it tells you the same thing your BIOS is telling you, in which case, you need to immediately shut down and fix whatever is wrong with your cooling system. Either the heatsink is not seated correctly, not fully seated, has come loose on one of the corners or sides or the fan is not working properly. Or, you are seriously overvolted. Are you overclocking?

Have you tried resetting the BIOS to default settings? What instigated the high temperatures?
 
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If the BIOS SAYS it is that hot, then it IS that hot. Why would you even think that the BIOS would be wrong?

Have you verified using a Windows utility? Download Core Temp and install it. If your temps show as anything over 80°C then it's too hot and I'd bet money it tells you the same thing your BIOS is telling you, in which case, you need to immediately shut down and fix whatever is wrong with your cooling system. Either the heatsink is not seated correctly, not fully seated, has come loose on one of the corners or sides or the fan is not working properly. Or, you are seriously overvolted. Are you overclocking?

Have you tried resetting the BIOS to default settings? What instigated the high temperatures?
I cant even get past windows 10 loading screen because it shutdowns. And my bios is kinda glitchy too, the mouse cursor is kinda twitching and it appears when i enter a new tab it kinda does a glitchy screen transition. It's not hot, i can touch the side of the cooler, and it is cold
 

Darkbreeze

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Cooler will always be cool. That has ZERO to do with core temps. Overheated CPUs don't magically turn the CPU cooler into an inferno. You have a serious issue and you need to figure out what it is.

My advice would be to immediately remove the CPU, check for bent pins on the CPU (AMD) or motherboard (Intel), any burnt spots on any of the CPU or motherboard contacts. Check the motherboard capacitors to see if any are leaking or bulging. Check the CPU cooler to make sure none of the mounting pegs, or clips, or screws, or whatever, depending on what kind of cooler you have, are broken or loose. Check the backplate to CPU cooler mounting bracket fasteners to make sure none of those are loose.

Make sure the CPU cooler fan is actually running.

What are your actual hardware specs? CPU, motherboard, memory, etc.?
 

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