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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
would this happen to be a prescott core? or am i just being an Intel noob? i think
prescotts run very hot in the first place

im not 100% sure about the prescotts in general however i have a prescott 530 and my temps are 30-40 and im OC'd at 3.6Ghz
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post #12 of 21
Those temps are definitely within spec. Put it back to stock speed.
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post #13 of 21
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Those temps are definitely within spec. Put it back to stock speed.
Sure they are within spec, but they are not where they should be. If the 805 isn't overclocked, and you have an 80mm exhaust in the rear, the temps should be lower. Take a look at the heatsink and see if it is covered with dust. That will raise your idle 10c sometimes. The idea of reseating the heatsink with AS5 is a good one too. If that doesn't do it, add the fans that were suggested. There is no reason for it to be that hot if it isn't overclocked.
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We all just have temp anxiety.
    
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post #15 of 21
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Sure they are within spec, but they are not where they should be. If the 805 isn't overclocked, and you have an 80mm exhaust in the rear, the temps should be lower. Take a look at the heatsink and see if it is covered with dust. That will raise your idle 10c sometimes. The idea of reseating the heatsink with AS5 is a good one too. If that doesn't do it, add the fans that were suggested. There is no reason for it to be that hot if it isn't overclocked.
Yes there is.

It's 2 effing Prescott cores on one die. That's like 95W TDP on a crappy stock cooler.
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post #16 of 21
Prescotts do run pretty warm, but more ventilation is highly recommended.
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post #17 of 21
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Yes there is.

It's 2 effing Prescott cores on one die. That's like 95W TDP on a crappy stock cooler.
And there are plenty of people running that exact cpu with the stock cooler and since HE ISN"T OVERCLOCKING, it should be more than sufficient.

I always try to take the simplest approach to things and usually that is best.

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post #18 of 21
Just mount a front intake fan. Four fans pointing in all different directions = catastrophic air flow.

Try finding an aftermarket HSF too, and throw some AS5 on that baby!

(Yes, I realize this thread is hours old)
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post #19 of 21
the AC Freezer 7 PRO is an excellant HSF for the price.

when i first got it i didnt seat it properly and was wondering why my temps were 40-60 OC'd but i took the MB out cleaned contact areas up properly then put the HSF back on correctly with some AS5 and my temps idle at 28-30 and full load about 38-45...
but ive also got 9 case fans to help with the flow =)
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post #20 of 21
The AC freezer is Nice however I would look more in the Thermaltake BT or Zalman 9500 range.
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