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[Ancient] E4300 abnormal core temp?

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Running stock settings
700

I'm preparing for D3 launch and thinking about overclocking this thing, but it appears the core temp is already so high for some reason.

I ripped the case open and felt the CPU heatsink, which does not feel hot at all.(I reapplied thermal paste just yesterday, could it be the contact is loose?)
The heatsink next to it(I think is north bridge?) can cook an egg though. Being a newbie to hardware, I'm not sure if the core temp has anything to do with that northbridge temp, but that's the only thing that has close temp with what's said in the screenshot.

Is this temp normal or shooting too high... can anyone give some pointers?

Much appreciated.
post #2 of 10
at 100% load that seems normal. though idk much about lga 775, 65nm cpus. somebody correct me if im wrong
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You running stock cooling? Fill in your rig stats in your signature.

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Looks normal for stock cooling on 65nm process.
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You running stock cooling? Fill in your rig stats in your signature.
Yes, updated the rig you mentioned, thanks for pointing that out man
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2 more questions:
1: The CPU seems always at 100% while I barely have anything up and running, is that normal?
2: If I were to overclock, does it mean as long as I don't hit the TJ.MAX which is 95%, things will be fine?

Thanks guys
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I have this exact chip, and I don't seem to recall it getting that warm at stock voltage and clock speed.

I had mine at 3.0Ghz for a good while (on air cooling), and that's the only time I saw it hit that temperature. Albeit I had an aftermarket cooler at that point.

If you are idling at 100%, bring up your task manager, go to processes, show processes from all users, and sort by CPU utilization. Post a screenshot of it, you may have a malicious program running.
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I have this exact chip, and I don't seem to recall it getting that warm at stock voltage and clock speed.
I had mine at 3.0Ghz for a good while (on air cooling), and that's the only time I saw it hit that temperature. Albeit I had an aftermarket cooler at that point.
If you are idling at 100%, bring up your task manager, go to processes, show processes from all users, and sort by CPU utilization. Post a screenshot of it, you may have a malicious program running.
You know what... I'm an idiot for running prime95 at startup... /facepalm
Thanks for the tip man...thumb.gif

Now does this look like something normal?
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Also, you mentioned yours is OCed to 3.0Ghz, did you do it through any type of software or just BIOS.
What's your idle/max temp like for that set up?

Much appreciated
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Originally Posted by nintendot View Post

2 more questions:
1: The CPU seems always at 100% while I barely have anything up and running, is that normal?
2: If I were to overclock, does it mean as long as I don't hit the TJ.MAX which is 95%, things will be fine?
Thanks guys

 

Check your system manager for stuff running in the back ground.

 

I've run my old C2D E7200 at ~95C for a few weeks before I jumped to SB and it is still chugging away in a back up rig I built for a buddy. Running chips into the 80's doesn't hurt them, but can't shorten their life spans (maybe from like 10 years to 8years) and make the system unstable.

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Originally Posted by nintendot View Post

You know what... I'm an idiot for running prime95 at startup... /facepalm
Thanks for the tip man...thumb.gif
Now does this look like something normal?
317
Also, you mentioned yours is OCed to 3.0Ghz, did you do it through any type of software or just BIOS.
What's your idle/max temp like for that set up?
Much appreciated

Idle looks much better.

I did mine through the BIOS.

Idle temps dropped down to around 34C, if I recall correctly. I'm almost certain I didn't let the chip go above 65C, and that was on a pretty mid-range cooler. The chip I have is an Engineering Sample, and it hit 3.0Ghz at stock voltage, so keep in mind that your mileage may vary.

What cooler do you have right now? Based on your temps, it's probably the stock one. Is that right?

If so, drop like $20 on a decent air cooler and see what you can get that sucker to do! smile.gif
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