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As you can see the temps seem to be all over the place. Just updated my bios which helped (no longer reads 18c lol) but two of the cores are clearly stuck. Its an OEM chip, so I'm not sure if I can claim the warranty. Any ideas / suggestions?

Don't ask about the underclock heh, not sure how got underclocked. Must have happened right after the bios updates.
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Firstly you need to disable Intel SpeedStep /C1E so your system is using the correct multi at idle. It's a energy saving feature that drops the multi and voltage when at idle, so you can disable that in the Bios.

Those temps are very off.....you say you had them reading 18c before you flashed the Bios. Which would sound close to being right if still quite low.
 
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At the moment its 21c room temperature, so I'm assuming the temps now are closer than they were before.
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Originally Posted by Bviper View Post
At the moment its 21c room temperature, so I'm assuming the temps now are closer than they were before.
Core 1 is around right i suppose, not sure on stock temps on 45nm Quads myself as not many ppl have these chips yet. But i noticed your on water so even that Core 1 seems high for water. My guess is a dodgy sensor or the Bios is producing inaccurate temps.

Your last Bios like i said sounds correct @ 18c being on water, if still lower than it should be considering your ambient. Based on your ambient and watercooling you should be in the ~25c to 30c region.
 
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Temp sensors are not reading correctly for most all Q9xxx users it seems, regardless of mobo, BIOS or external programs used to read temps.

Hope Intel releases a fix for it soon..it doesnt seems to be a major issue, as nobody that I have 'seen' has burned up their cpu yet. I'm sure it would just be nice to be able to tell the actual temp of your brand new cpu.

[i havent found any news of an accurate temp program/update or fix as of yet, and am holding off my X48/Q9xxx build until so.]
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I hope its a software bug, the two stuck cores don't seem to suggest that though... Unless other Q9xxx owners also have them.
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I have the same issues. actually same exact issue. the third core is the really low one as though it is stuck. the 4th core reads lower then the 1st and second core though and usually the 1st and second core are just about the same. I idle around 50-55* or so and peak out (according to the orthos sensor) at around 70-72* when doing Folding. can't run orthos as it says I get too hot and freaks out.

it seems to be common for all q9450/x3350 owners out there.
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I have the same issues. actually SAME EXACT issue. the third core is the really low one as though it is stuck. the 4th core reads lower then the 1st and second core though and usually the 1st and second core are just about the same. I idle around 50-55* or so and peak out (according to the orthos sensor) at around 70-72* when doing Folding. can't run orthos as it says I get too hot and freaks out.

it seems to be common for all q9450/x3350 owners out there.
Same here, I'm not sure whether to believe core temp or realtemp though, since they each use a different tj max.
    
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post #9 of 13
all of the 45nm chips are terrible about sensors, i hate intel for this atm.
post #10 of 13
When using real temp you have to check the "--" idle temp button for 45nm chips
otherwise you get high readings, like you currently are.

So it would seem that your core 1 prob is busteded. so dont pay much attention to it.

EDIT: Oh hey, yeah core 3 and 4 are stuck... ;P
might wanna rma the cpu, as only core 0 seems correct... :/
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