The processor overheating can occur for various reasons, and the correct working temperature varies by model processor. The overheating which can be considered for a type of processor may be a normal temperature to another.
When overheating is a processor can even burn, immediately or over time, forcing the user to spend good money on fixing your computer, since the processor is one of the most expensive hardware items on the computer. Therefore, it is appropriate to a checked in the working temperature processor from time to time to see if everything is in order or even install monitoring software like Motherboard Monitor
The best way to know if the current temperature of your processor can be considered as overheating or not is to research on the type of processor you have installed on your computer in the manufacturer’s page. The best known are the AMD and Intel.
One of the main symptoms of overheating the processor is the computer display unwanted behaviors like constant crashes or even shut down for no apparent reason.
Among the main causes of the processor overheating are:
- Overclocking ;
- Not use of thermal paste between the cooler (or heat sink ) and processor, or the use as improperly excessive use of thermal paste ;
- Incorrect attachment of the heat sink on the processor (180 generally facing the right in sockets 462 for example) or malfunction;
- Excess programs, consuming all use of the CPU, increasing its continued use up to 100% during the whole time the computer is connected;
- Use sinks and fans inadequate for very fast processors. In these cases, for these processors, you should always put large heatsinks with large fans – 8 or 9 cm in diameter, depending on the sink model – and of good quality to ensure optimum cooling of the CPU.