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Is it me or is my Q9550 really crap :/ Or do others perhaps also have problems with weird core temps on this chip?

Core #1: 51 °C
Core #2: 51 °C
Core #3: 41 °C
Core #4: 37 °C

I already reapplied my CPU cooler (see sig), went to a better case etc but temps always sticked to this ... :|
Core #3 evens out with 1&2 during load, but #4 will always be at a difference of at least 12 degrees with the hottest core ... even on load
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That is crappy sensors for idle, and that one core in load is a bit high.
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Yeah, that kinda looks odd - you do get some cores fluctuating and stuff of course but that is strange.

What about properly re-applying the thermal paste? Also, which did you use and how did you apply it even? Just for reference, you'll want something just under a pea-size for it.

Also, don't forget that you've overclocked it if I'm looking at this right in your sig from stock 2.8 to 3.4 - you should expect a bit high temperatures for older intel CPUs as they are based on the 45nm design architecture, but see if you can re-apply the TIM first, otherwise, I'd get a new CPU cooler.
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Yeah, that kinda looks odd - you do get some cores fluctuating and stuff of course but that is strange.

What about properly re-applying the thermal paste? Also, which did you use and how did you apply it even? Just for reference, you'll want something just under a pea-size for it.

Also, don't forget that you've overclocked it if I'm looking at this right in your sig from stock 2.8 to 3.4 - you should expect a bit high temperatures for older intel CPUs as they are based on the 45nm design architecture, but see if you can re-apply the TIM first, otherwise, I'd get a new CPU cooler.
I didn't use anything special, already knew the zalman cooler I'm using isn't really that great for cooling. The thermal paste I used is some standard coolermaster stuff ... HTK-002

I haven't applied the thermal paste properly, found that out a few days ago when I was reading a topic about it somewhere on this forum ^^
Anyway I ordered an Noctua NH-D14 for my new build in the end this year, and if it's possible I'll try to use it for now ... should get me some better cooling and a good reason to reapply the thermal paste ^^

Thanks for the info
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So yeah, installed the Noctua NH-D14 and properly applied thermal paste.
What a beast :O this cooler is awesome. There is still a big difference in core temps, but it runs a lot cooler.

I took out my PC6400, and started to go higher then 3.4GHz. I set the voltages up and raised my fsb to 471. I can boot into windows and all, small test isn't a problem ... big one instantly fails on my 2 hothead cores. Which now reaches a maximum of 71, with the previous cooler I would hit this temperature on normal Voltage @ 3.5GHz

CPU: 1.3625V
FSB Termination: 1.40V
NB: 1.40V
DRAM: 2.10V (Corsair PC8500)

Does someone have any experience clocking Q9550 on Asus P5Q motherboard, what should I change/look at in order to get it more stable (pass big test)? What are safe voltages for the NB? Perhaps I set my NB voltage too high ... Will try to boot with it on 1.26V but doubt it will work on 4GHz. Also I noticed my onboard LAN was acting weird, so for now I reset everything to default/auto till I have some more information from experienced clockers
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4 ghz is very good for C1 stepping. In my book, your NB and FSB term V's are too high, try with less (though I've got Maximus II Formula MB, so not having experience with P5Q).
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Is it me or is my Q9550 really crap :/ Or do others perhaps also have problems with weird core temps on this chip?

Core #1: 51 °C
Core #2: 51 °C
Core #3: 41 °C
Core #4: 37 °C

I already reapplied my CPU cooler (see sig), went to a better case etc but temps always sticked to this ... :|
Core #3 evens out with 1&2 during load, but #4 will always be at a difference of at least 12 degrees with the hottest core ... even on load
Hi Mactox,
the different temps are perfectly normal, on my Q6600 i have 11.C difference between the hottest and coolest core,
have a read around the forum and you will see its normal.
also agree the NH-D14 is a beast

also ask your question in the Q9550 thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ease-read.html
Edited by j.col - 6/14/11 at 4:38am
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