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Thread: GA-EP45-DS3L - CPU idling at 116 Celsius?!




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    Default GA-EP45-DS3L - CPU idling at 116 Celsius?!

    The PC health indicator in the BIOS says my cpu, a brand new E8400 Wolfdale 3.0 Ghz, is idling at 116. Can that possibly be true? I was able to load into Windows without a problem. Would it even be able to function at that temperature? Is it possible it's reporting an inaccurate temp and/or that there's something in the BIOS that I need to tweak? I used a free program to test the temp in Windows and it said the same thing: 116. It also said my CPU was only running at around 2.0 Ghz. Is that because it's running so hot or is it another indication that I need to tweak the BIOS settings.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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    Check all the brackets on ur cpu heat sink make sure they are all snapped in. Also make sure theres enought air circulation in ur case. That temp is not close to normal if i saw that i would shut it off right away becasue ur risking of frying ur cpu. Iam getting 10c on my cpu right now. with my old amd fx62 i would sometimes get up to 60c and i would worry. Also you maybe seeing farenheit.which would be normal because thats around 40 c area. if the cpu is slower than normal thats not normal eighter the mother board is underclocking which is possible or its so hot it cant reah those speeds. Iam even surprised that the cpu would still be running at those temps with out frying.????

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - CPU idling at 116 Celsius?!

    check ur fsb speed report back to us what it is

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - CPU idling at 116 Celsius?!

    No matter what settings are set that board should pick up that CPU Correctly and since you said windows that means you have likely ran it far too long already.

    Please do remove the heatsink and reinstall it and BE SURE it is fully connected and tightly screwed/push-pin'd in.

    Ya, Burton I am sure the PROCHOT# has already been tripped inside the CPU that would be why it is running at 2Ghz becuase if it was caused by Speedstep it would be 2.4

    Either way I personally would for sure RMA the CPU because it is now damaged for sure. With the "CPU" at 116C you know the cores are for sure at 120+ C

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L - CPU idling at 116 Celsius?!

    So....

    What did you find out about this? Was it not fully seated or what?

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