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This just got even more weird. I get two core temperature readings in Speedfan, even though my CPU is a single core...

Seriously, what the hell...


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Bad mount maybe.. And how well is your case airflow?
Well let's put it this way: one of the three 120mm fans in my current case makes more airflow than both of the 80mm fans in my old case...combined. This is why it makes no sense: my old case pretty much had no airflow, and I was running a way worse cooler that got lower temps than I'm getting now with a much better case and a better cooler.
Edited by Am* - 8/14/11 at 7:11am
    
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Did you try another Temp monitor like Real temp or core temp? That's pretty much the first thing to do for things like that.
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Did you try another Temp monitor like Real temp or core temp? That's pretty much the first thing to do for things like that.
It says my processor is unsupported. I've no idea why.

EDIT: Coretemp is reading the same temperature (one or two degrees off) as HWMonitor.
Edited by Am* - 8/14/11 at 7:26am
    
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post #14 of 28
said this in 3 threads now u gotta use tomato paste!!!!!!!!!
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C-clamp? It would hold it on there!

What does the mounting system look like? Looking at the picture, I don't see how it would work...
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Have tried looking at temps in your BIOS yet?
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When you touch your heatsink after shutting down is it warm/hot? If not, is the CPU hot when you remove the heatsink?
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OK sorry for bringing this thread from the dead somewhat, but I gotta do it, as I'm still baffled now. BIOS shows something labeled as "System Temp" of about 29-31C, which I'm guessing is the CPU temperature (it can't be the actual case temperature, as neither the case nor the heatsink have any diodes reading temperatures and this is the only temperature shown in the BIOS); in Windows though, any program shows CPU temperatures of about 40-45C, so maybe the CPU temperature in Windows is a few degrees off...I've been running it with a modest 200MHz overclock with no thermal paste and it is Prime95 stable...what the hell...

The only thing I can blame at this point is the garbage that is Arctic Silver 5, which has only made temps worse ever since I started using it years ago on this and my other PCs (AS5 apparently has a series of bad batches that are dry and very poor quality out of the factory), I'll be throwing this tube away and getting something much cheaper that works like the Noctua/Shin Etsu thermal paste, not being able to cool a freaking HTPC CPU under 60W is an epic fail, thank god I wasn't using this turd-in-a-tube AS5 on my old Phenom rig, which runs WAY hotter...

I'll report back after I try some different thermal paste.
Edited by Am* - 8/31/11 at 5:12pm
    
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OK sorry for bringing this thread from the dead somewhat, but I gotta do it, as I'm still baffled now. BIOS shows something labeled as "System Temp" of about 29-31C, which I'm guessing is the CPU temperature (it can't be the actual case temperature, as neither the case nor the heatsink have any diodes reading temperatures and this is the only temperature shown in the BIOS); in Windows though, any program shows CPU temperatures of about 40-45C, so maybe the CPU temperature in Windows is a few degrees off...I've been running it with a modest 200MHz overclock with no thermal paste and it is Prime95 stable...what the hell...

The only thing I can blame at this point is the garbage that is Arctic Silver 5, which has only made temps worse ever since I started using it years ago on this and my other PCs (AS5 apparently has a series of bad batches that are dry and very poor quality out of the factory), I'll be throwing this tube away and getting something much cheaper that works like the Noctua/Shin Etsu thermal paste, not being able to cool a freaking HTPC CPU under 60W is an epic fail, thank god I wasn't using this turd-in-a-tube AS5 on my old Phenom rig, which runs WAY hotter...

I'll report back after I try some different thermal paste.
System temp is not CPU temp. It's probably a northbridge sensor. Windows is not off, the CPU is actually hotter in BIOS than in Windows because it can't idle at low frequencies in BIOS.
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