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ok, so here i am testing out an l632b and its one heck of an overclocker. i can boot to windows at 3.78ghz but cant get it stable. at first i thought it was the voltage but that didn't help. so the i peeked the temps and i saw this

78c on both core. i panicked, i reseated my typhoon and tried again. same thing. i love this chip it oc very easily and very well but those temps are crazy not even my prescott @ 1.65v went that hot. are the 32b's known for there flames? or is this one a dud? my l707a at same setting only goes to 52c.
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My E6420 is hitting 80 with the smallest overvolt possible.
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I have never heard of different weeks making a difference in temps. Try a slight lapping of the cooler and or cpu. Maybe they are not seating together properly.
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post #4 of 14
sux2bu.
serious now.
how much thermal paste do you use and how's the airflow in your case?
(and what is your ambient temp?)
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ambient is about 78f i have an antec 900 with all fans on high and the typhoon fan on high. and the cpu seems to make excellent contact. i used a very thin line down the middle, that method worked fine on my l707a. and max temps with ambient at 78f was ab out 56c @ 3.6ghz. maybe this is just one of those cpus. stock voltage is 1.2750. i wonder how hot it would be at stock.
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then i guess you've just got some bad luck. sorry to hear that mate.
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ambient is about 78f i have an antec 900 with all fans on high and the typhoon fan on high. and the cpu seems to make excellent contact. i used a very thin line down the middle, that method worked fine on my l707a. and max temps with ambient at 78f was ab out 56c @ 3.6ghz. maybe this is just one of those cpus. stock voltage is 1.2750. i wonder how hot it would be at stock.
uhh u know there is a huge difference in f and c right? 78f is not too bad
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The B series CPU's run a lot hotter than A's.

Your IHS might also be concave.
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i know i told my ambients in F because i didnt do the conversion and my cpu temps in c. i know 78f is great but 72c is wicked hot. im gonna rma this cpu. perhaps they will send another. on full load at stock speed with the stock cooler it goes to about 68c so thats not good.
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what is your TJunction in coretemp? 85 or 100?
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