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I had an old Compaq PC (presario 1630il) and I tried to upgrade it. I chnaged the mobo (the one which company supplied didnt have a PCI-express slot) to fit in a graphics card. I purchased Asus P5GC-MX/1333. And now the CPU initial temp (when i start the system) is as high as 61 degrees celcius. (it used to be less than 50 previously). Also, the fans are running at 1.5 times the speeds at which they used to run previously. Could the reason be that I havent changed the thermal paint? (By the way, I've also upgraded the RAM to 2gigs and upgraded the power supply to 400W from 250W)

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Re: I changed my mobo and now CPU overheats

Did you replace that processor or just put it in the new mobo? Are you certain that mobo supports that processor? Yes you should apply new thermal paint to it, and make sure the heatsink is solidly seated on the processor.
Does the system shut down after running for a few minutes? That's the primary symptom of cpu overheating.
 
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