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Hey everyone, I have a q9550 in an evga 790i FTW mobo and a corsair H50 cooler. I just upgraded everything this past summer, so my case has wonderful airflow etc.

I just cant get the temps/voltages/stability on this god damn processor.

I have tried for weeks, unsuccessfully, to get this thing to be stable at even 3.2 with decent temps. I idle at 45-50, and load at 61-65. My vcore is significantly lower than most others, yet my temps are SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER. Pic related.

It is not the seating of the heatsink...I have checked it multiple times and reseated it multiple times. I have used two different H50 coolers, so the cooler itself is not defective. I even have it with two fans in a push/pull setup.

Ram is at 1.7v 6-6-6-20 ( what it reads on the sticks themselves)

What the hell is going on here? Is this chip doomed?



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post #2 of 9
Your heat sink isn't applied right dude.
 
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post #3 of 9
Maybe the bios needs an update?

And even then, it's an nvidia chipset.... not the best around.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Your heat sink isn't applied right dude.
I already stated that ive applied it multiple(more than four) times, over the course of two separate coolers.

How would a bios update affect this? more accurate voltages?
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synec View Post
I already stated that ive applied it multiple(more than four) times, over the course of two separate coolers.

How would a bios update affect this? more accurate voltages?
Bios update can have a major impact on how a CPU is recognized.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Synec View Post
I already stated that ive applied it multiple(more than four) times, over the course of two separate coolers.

How would a bios update affect this? more accurate voltages?
....Your chipset you got is meh... nvidia chipsets are not well known for being able to overclock too well and are usually a pain in the ass.

Also chips vary. You could have gotten a nicer chip when it comes to better volts, but crap for overclocking.
 
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post #7 of 9
NO man, 790i chipset is actually pretty decent and I have seen them take Q9550 to 4GHz easiliy..

I think that C1 is the problem here and Vcore hungry Q9550..

As mentioned BIOS update for the best stability and OC results..

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I don't understand...you're not satisfied with a 65°C load?
    
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Quote:
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I don't understand...you're not satisfied with a 65°C load?
65C at only 3.2GHz. Not good.
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