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post #1 of 8
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Hey everyone!

Well, I just finished my new system on wensday. It's extremely fast, despite the trouble I've had overclocking my 9600GT. I've been using the stock cooler because I only have $23.26 left in my account. Thankfully, i just got another check, so I am going to go with an Artic Cooler Freezer Pro 7.

Although, I have been noticing that right after start-up, Coretemp is reading over 50C while the CPU is idling. . Now I know i'm running with the stock cooler, but still that seems high. I did apply some AS5. To help lower my temperature, i lowered my volts 1.224 . I do not know the stock volts, because my board was originally set to "auto" instead of user defined(I do think i remember seeing 1.35v during post tho). What is the safest I can lower my volts to and still be stable? And how much will it help? I've heard that the highest there can take is 1.4. When I was running Prime95 the other day, after only about a minute or so, the temp got around 65C. Once I saw that, I stopped it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have pretty good airflow in my case (3 x 80mm intake, 1 x80mm outtake, 1 x 120mm outtake), and my case temp is about 29C. My room temp is 68F (20C). Here are my system specs:

`EVGA 750i SLI FTW
`Intel E8400 (stock fan)
`A-DATA 667MHz DDR2
`EVGA 9600GT
`PC Power and Cooling 750W PSU
`250GB Western Digital HD

Thanks in advance!
-edit- i'm running at stock speed-
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post #2 of 8
Use real temp, ~10C lower.
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post #3 of 8
don't use core temp. use real temp. thats still high though for core temp on idle.
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post #4 of 8
Try reseating the fan, but if you're buying a good one, then just wait it out.

Why the hell did you buy 667Mhz RAM... 2GB of PC6400 is $50.... RAM is dirt cheap now.
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Try reseating the fan, but if you're buying a good one, then just wait it out.

Why the hell did you buy 667Mhz RAM... 2GB of PC6400 is $50.... RAM is dirt cheap now.
that RAM is from an older, uncomplete build rofl. I didn't have the cash at the time to get better. My board supports 1066.

I have downloaded Real Temp, and your right, it is showing 36C now. Thanks for that, I was getting worried. What is the lowest I can go voltage wise and still be stable, anyone know?
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post #6 of 8
I would leave the voltage stock until your new fan arrives. Don't try overclocking till then.
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post #7 of 8
i'd stay around 1.16 or so
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
I would leave the voltage stock until your new fan arrives. Don't try overclocking till then.
Agreed. I have to wait till Wensday before it gets here tho(and thats why we don't order on a Friday O_o)

Thanks for everything guys, appreciate it. I was getting really scared that I was gonna burn up my chip.
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