I have an AMD Phenom II HDX 550 that is constantly overheating. I've worked in the bios a decent amount, just tracking what it runs at when the computer is idling. My system temperature is idling around 30c. which is fine. However, with my cpu I'm consistently getting 60c. when it's idling, which, from my understanding, is not normal.
When my computer is running, it can reach temperatures of above 80, but I have never yet had it go to the blue screen or short out on me. Oddest of all, it only seems to hit above 80 when I'm running adobe flash games. If I so much as minimize the window the game is in or move to a different tab (if in Firefox), the temperature drops immediately - as in consistenly under a second.
I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. My motherboard is a Gigabyte 785GMT.My case is well ventilated (it's a coolermaster and I have an additional fan in the front) and my room isn't hot. I'm using the origional heat sink that came with the processer. My motherboard, memory sticks, hard drive - they're all fine. Everything is working perfectly.
I have only a few ideas of what it might be. I'm not overly computer savvy, so some of these guesses might be totally wrong. Please bear with me.
- Adobe Flash hates me.
- The temperature is somehow being read incorrectly... but I don't know if it can be, since I was working in the bios to begin with...?
- Somehow something else (like my video card) is flipping out and making the cpu overheat.
Can anyone shed a little light?