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Celeron Overheat

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accoberg

New Member
Joined
May 8, 2003
Location
NW Indiana
I built a 1.7 Celeron for a friend and from sitting overnight it fires up at 140 F. It's only been monitored this way in the BIOS? Could it be wrong? Or, is it definitly too hot? I have a couple of case fans, and I put some thermal gel, but it only held the temp down for about 30 seconds, then back to 140. Do I have a problem? or is 140 okay?

Thanks!
- Aaron
 

batboy

Senior Moment
Joined
Jan 12, 2001
Location
Kansas, USA
That baby is way too hot. The heatsink ain't on right or something. Make sure it's mounted properly. You did use a good thermal paste, right?