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Hi, I just bought a qx 6850 and installed it my self. I used the OCZ Ultra 5+ paste and then applied the fan. The fan is a Zalman CNPS9500 @ 2600 RPM. The CPU is not overclocked yet, Idle temp at bios is about 35-38 but when i load into windows it goes up to 63 on all cores (Using coretemp). I also used prime95 for stress testing and temp only went up to 67-68 and i didn't see any problems there.

so I'm wondering what's with the hot idle temp?
Edited by Cyclops - 3/6/11 at 4:43am
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post #2 of 11
I would most definitely reseat the cooler, and use much less or a little more tim. It sounds as though you used too much or not enough. Also make sure the cooler is seated properly and fastened securely.
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post #3 of 11
This is too hot...like vwgti said reseating issue. Try using a good thermal paste..on AS5's website there are guidelines on how to apply it on your particular CPU.
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I see, I believe I used too much I'll try again in afew minutes, thanks for the help
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The 9500 isn't that good anyways, a 92mm cooler is a bit small for a quad core (65nm even) IMO.

Did you clean off the old TIM too? If yes, how?
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I cleaned it off with a kleenex and tryed the tim again and same temp.. i went to the place i bought the cpu from and had them instaled and encounterd the same problem so they sent it back for a replacement which i'll be getting today.

also using zalman the idle temp with my old cpu (c2d E6850) was about 10 degrees cooler than the stock intel cooler.
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post #7 of 11
Kleenex is a bad idea because it leaves fibers behind. You want both surfaces to be as free of dust, oil from your fingers, fiber from your cleaning materials, etc as possible.

Glad to hear that you'll be getting your new cooler though.

I guess that's the best possible outcome short of everything working as it should have.
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rubbing alcohol is your friend, if you just wiped it off with a kleenez, there is still a thin layer of residue left on your cpu.
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Yep. Isopropyl alcohol (90%) is what I use. That an lots and lots of Q-Tips to get the initial stuff off and then when I think it's all gone I do it one more time and finish it with a wipe or two from a coffee filter.
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yea those temps are not good i get 28 and 39 idle on my cores in vista, though im a little concerned about the 10 degree differance on my cores, and thats using stock cooling...
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