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Hi guys, last night i got my new rig. not all of the parts but enough to turn it on i was so amazed by the size of the heatsink of my E8400 i'm still waiting for the Asus Silent Square and my ram ( have 1Gb corsair 800mhz for now). I never really overclocked before. i had a 3500+ and i wasn't able to overclock dunno why :\\ anyway i have two questions:

1- if i put ddr2-667 in my mobo it won't boot why? i bought ddr2-1066 but i would like to know anyway...
2- my cpu temp is 72ºC isn't that really really hot?
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yes 72 is very hot, did you put your heatsink on? if so thermal paste? if so reseat the cooler and reapply a a new layer of thermal paste, but i wouldnt recommend running it at that temp for any amount of time
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1) Possible the ram was either faulty, or the motherboard was detecting the ram wrong and setting the voltages to low, pretty common problem.

2) That is very hot for a E8400... And I hope that is load temps, if thats idle your going to fry your processor. Your going to need a aftermarket cooler to do any overclocking anyway. Stock won't cut it.
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i'm talking about idle temps. i didn't even install an OS. didn't have the time. i just turned it on and looked at the temps on the BIOS.
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i'm talking about idle temps. i didn't even install an OS. didn't have the time. i just turned it on and looked at the temps on the BIOS.
You heatsink is not installed right then... And i would recommend fixing this problem or not even running the computer, cause this is HOT.

Did you use thermal paste?

I really don't think your heatsink is making contact with your processor..
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i've assembled a lot of computers. i know how to do that :\\ i was googling and i found out that my mobo needs a update to support 45nm otherwise it shows incorrect temps...
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hmm my e8400 gets to 70 under high load (especailly when its hot inside the house as well), most of the time it ideles bout 60... is this bad?
Im thinking of getting a better cooler for it anyway... but should i get one sooner?
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post #8 of 8
I am sure you know this but just bring it up.

1. You have Asus P5KC board which support DDR2/3 ram. The two red are for DDR3 and the rest are for DDR2. E8400 is 9x so stock speed 3G puts fsb at 333. At default mode, ram and cpu ratio is 2:1 so put your ram around 1333. Your 667 ram won't be able to do this. You need to change it to 1:1.
2. That's very very hot for a 45nm stock speed. It is most likely a HS contact issue.
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