It seems like no matter what I do my CPU temperatures are high in comparison to other peoples temps. I recently upgraded to a RV02-E case which has great airflow. My gpu temperatures improved significantly but my cpu temps didn't. I installed Megahalems with the Prolimatech paste and my temps under load @ 4GHz 1.35v went almost instantly up to 82 degrees. The temps hit a wall at about 82 which I thought was strange. I thought I had a bad application of paste so I reapplied with IC Diamond, using the dot in the middle method, and the temperatures were about the same if not higher. My ambient temperatures are around 20-22C. I have seen many other people and reviews that have achieved this voltage/clock at high 60s low 70s. This problem has existed even with my previous processor, an i7 920. The screws on the megahalems are as tight as they can be and remounting provides no significant difference. The idle temperatures on my CPU are mid to high 30s. Did I get a hot chip or could something else be causing my CPU temps to rise? Could my motherboard be reporting high temperatures?
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4/30/11 at 4:25pm