What power supply did you put in there? Go in to the BIOS and check the temperatures and voltages and report them back here.
480 Watts. I can get the model number later if you need it.What power supply did you put in there? Go in to the BIOS and check the temperatures and voltages and report them back here.
Where can I get some of this thermal paste?Your cpu temp is pretty high, Remove the fan/heatsink remove thermal paste and reapply with new paste, see if that helps with your cpu temps
As I said, I cleaned out my CPU fan and replaced my PSU about a week ago. The heatsink is the small, slitted piece of hardware located on the back of the fan, correct? If so, I cleaned that as well.Is the CPU heatsink & fan clean and free of any dust buildup?
PSU's included with E-Machines, as well as most all OEM PC's, are very ow quality and any 5 yr. old PSU is a prime candidate for replacement.
I believe it's a thermal paste issue.You removed the heat sink .So you should clean the CPU with a cleaner and reapply new paste.Here is a useful link:Where can I get some of this thermal paste?
Haha, thanks. Yeah, I checked the thermal paste out on my CPU and there seemed to be hardly any and it was quite flaky, which I'm presuming isn't good.Your voltages look good, your overheating the cpu temp is way high, the heatsink is a finned piece of aluminum and yes it has a fan on top.
make sure the heatsink is tight if not thats your problem if its tight then clean and replace the thermal paste following these directions
Note you have a AMD Athlon 64 X2, read and follow the entire directions making sure you clean the heatsink and top of cpu, you can get artic silver5 from newegg.com or most computer shops
I checked this guide out:I believe it's a thermal paste issue.You removed the heat sink .So you should clean the CPU with a cleaner and reapply new paste.Here is a useful link:
How to apply thermal paste
You can probably get it from any good computer shop.
Here is an example Thermal Paste which is very easy to apply.Though most people prefer arctic silver.
Just some people prefer to spread the paste after applying using a business card or something.I checked this guide out:
YouTube - Installing Thermal Compound
First. It only matters if you are planing to apply it multiple times. Since you're only applying only Half pea size.Oh, I noticed Artic Silver has 2 different sized tubes. Which should I get, considering the amount of paste that will be used? I'm currently trying to find a retailer that sells Artic Silver 5 in Canada. All the local shop websites don't seem to have any. Newegg.ca is the only site I can find but I'm not a big fan of shipping.