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Help Please, E6400 Temps are high!

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I recently built the rig in my system specs profile 3 weeks ago. I have it at a multiplier of 8x and 367 FSB=2.93 ghz currently. With the Zalman 9500 fan, the temp readings from TAT and Core Temp are always 48-51 degrees idle and 62+ full load (even hitting 75 with Stress Prime 95). Although the Gigabyte EasyTune software reports a modest 38 degrees idle and 65 degrees with Prime, I don't trust it because the other motherboard utilities report way higher temps . My question is, are those temps too high? I have the CPU at 1.325 V (which is standard I believe). Also, does the CPU voltage have to increase? I thought that if you decrease the CPU voltage, then the temps will decrease. But since I have this baby overclocked, does the voltage decrease not apply? One time I had this at 3 ghz with a 1.30 v setting (is that dangerous)? Thanks a lot. I appreciate any help or feedback.
post #2 of 12
For you CPU to be stable, yes you have to increase the voltage. If you don't errors might show up in Prime.

You temps are highly unusual. Especially with that cooler, and low voltage. Those CPUs are ment to be cool, infact most of them run stock without any cooler at all.

I think you should check you HS, and make sure it is seated properly, and make sure you have the right ammount of AS5.
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Originally Posted by kagaos
For you CPU to be stable, yes you have to increase the voltage. If you don't errors might show up in Prime.

You temps are highly unusual. Especially with that cooler, and low voltage. Those CPUs are ment to be cool, infact most of them run stock without any cooler at all.

I think you should check you HS, and make sure it is seated properly, and make sure you have the right ammount of AS5.
I'll check it now. Thanks.
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Everything seemes to be normal. The HS is in full contact with the CPU, and the AS5 I applied was a thin but sufficient layer. I'm sure it's positioned correctly also. The air flow in my case is ideal,as I have about 7 fans to cool it down and keep it at 31 degrees constantly. Any suggestions? Thanks.
post #5 of 12
I am running my e6400 with a Zalman as well and my folding both core temps with TAT are running aroun 64c on core1 and 59c on core2. These chips are routinely being run in these ranges I like to keep my chips cooler but am not too concerned with these temps and you shouldnt be either.

Vcore 1.4. Speedfan temp: 45c - 51c.

Forgot about vDroop my vcore is about the same as yours
These are my temps just taken after the machine has been folding for 32 hours straight.
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Is the cooler I'm using insufficient? i was thinking of switching to the Thermaltake Silent Water Cooling System http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-silentwater-lcs.html. Is that cooling system better than the Zalmans? Thanks.
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Is the cooler I'm using insufficient? i was thinking of switching to the Thermaltake Silent Water Cooling System http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-silentwater-lcs.html. Is that cooling system better than the Zalmans? Thanks.
If your going to go water then go custom or buy a swiftech complete kit from newegg. NO other kit is worth using in my oppinion. Yes the Zalman is fine and so are your temps and voltage.

--dont confuse this rig with my main rig in my sig. I have many rigs which I use for folding and the e6400 is just one of them
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If your going to go water then go custom or buy a swiftech complete kit from newegg. NO other kit is worth using in my oppionion. Yes the Zalman is fine and so are your temps and voltage.
Custom Water Cooling? Darn it, I'm on a budget. I'm sure the fancy $200+ water setups are good but I can't afford it. Owell, if my temps are fine then I guess I won't have to worry about it.
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Hey Sdumper, can you enlighten me on RAM timings? I never really understood what they are. I have mine running at 918 mhz with the 2.5X ratio (I would have it at 2x, but then the frequency would be a low 718 mhz or something). My memory timings are by default 5-5-5-15 I think (listed from newegg). Will setting it to 4-4-4-12 be okay? Will that damage or overheat my ram significantly? What should I do? Thanks.
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Custom Water Cooling? Darn it, I'm on a budget. I'm sure the fancy $200+ water setups are good but I can't afford it. Owell, if my temps are fine then I guess I won't have to worry about it.
Your Zalman is a fine piece of hardware and its all you need at your current OC.
Question: When you installed your Zalman did you do the following:

1) Wipe a very hazy coat over the bottom of your Zalman just enough to barely dim the shine.
2) Put a 1/4 BB size to 1/2 BB size drop dead center on your CPU
3) Alternate screwing the left and then right until you have a very tight attachment.
4) Let it cure for 72hours of straight running.

Following these steps seem to produce the best results for me when I use air.
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