Hey guys I have had a Q8400 since they came out around 2009. I only started overclocking it the end of 2015. With some aftermarket cooler at stock 2.66 I was getting 85 C with it. I saw that the 6 year old cooler was full of dust so I bought an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro and put Tuniq TX-4 thermal paste. I am running at 3.2 GHz now and max out at 73 C. I see all these threads about people running under load at 50 C and I am wondering how. Even at stock 2.66 and stock voltage it is like 68 C. Any ideas? I am about to build a new PC with a 6600K anyway but wanted to know why this thing runs do darn hot while gaming or stress tests. For reference I am at 50 C just right now while typing this with no other programs open. Thanks in advance.
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1/24/16 at 9:01am