0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2009 12:29 PM by mark_h_@intel

    i5 processor overheating "I think"


      Reposted from Documents for Vertigo:

      Created on: Sep 23, 2009 12:16 PM by Vertigo - Last Modified:  Sep 23, 2009 12:26 PM by Vertigo


      I have just built a new computer from NewEgg and "finally" got the Vista Home to load.  It was crashing before I even could get Vista installed.  Long story short I have replaced the video card and didn't help.  I pulled one Corsair 2 G memory module and finally loaded Windows Vista.  When I put the other Corsair 2G memory module in the Intel board it crashes.  I downloaded speedfan and the processor was running at 54 C, I took the stock fan up, re-installed the Artic 5 thermal compound getting a very thin coat and it runs at 51C now, but I watched the cores go right up to 85C and then the computer crashed.  Do I need an aftermarket cooler for the processor?  I admit the stock fan doesn't look very good?  Oh, I am using a DP55WB desktop board also.

      Thanks for any help I can get?