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Just finished building the rig in my sig. Haven't got around to tweaking anything yet, everything is at default settings. I noticed that the core temperature at idle was between 45 and 50'c Naturally I wasn't happy about this so I checked to make sure the stock cooler was seated properly... it was. I wasn't expecting great temps from this tiny little heatsink but 50 at idle is a bit excessive.

Then I checked the clock speed.... 4.5 Ghz!!! Hmmm, there is my problem lol.

I was going to wait until my Corsair H100 arrived before I started overclocking but it seems my mobo has other ideas...
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Are you talking bios temp because if so that's not idle temp...
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Also make sure that the pins on the stock cooler are all well pushed in; they are notorious for being loose on some spots. It is also true that BIOS temps are far from Idle. I get 10ºc more in BIos than desktop.
    
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Well idle temp is down to 35'c now that I've manually set the clock speed to default...

These chips are monster overclockers!

Was using HWMonitor.
Edited by Frontsidebus - 6/15/11 at 3:12pm
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also check your bios cpu voltage you may want to manually lower the voltage. I've noticed stock the asus mobos tend to push voltage way higher than it needs to be for the stock mhz (default speed).
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also check your bios cpu voltage you may want to manually lower the voltage. I've noticed stock the asus mobos tend to push voltage way higher than it needs to be for the stock mhz (default speed).
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