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why bother asking if you will ignore our advice. 77 is not a safe temp. 70 is the safest temp for everyday use. Did you use thermal paste. Try a remount.
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why bother asking if you will ignore our advice. 77 is not a safe temp. 70 is the safest temp for everyday use. Did you use thermal paste. Try a remount.
I'm not ignoring any advice, I just think something is really wrong with those programs and the way the temps are measured.

I do appreciate anyones advice, I did a remount today before running those tests. I used a different thermal paste and I got the same results as yesterday.

I'll gladly go with a different cooler or even try water cooling, what bothers me is something is wrong and I don't see what is it.
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Your quite off on that.

70 degree's is the MEASURED temp (by the programs) that you should not exceed (it try not to).

Don't worry that that much on what the math supposedly is, just worry about what the programs tell you.

Accepted stability test here is at least 24 hours of straight Orthos Small FFT's ("CPU only" test). So download Orthos and run two instances of it (it can only stress 2 cores per instance). Then CTRL-ALT-DEL and enter the task manager, and right click on one instance of Ortho's and under affinity uncheck cores 3 and 4, then repeat this and uncheck core's 1 and 2.

Where did you get your Q5500? They seem to be darn near impossible last I checked (1 week ago).
    
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Where did you get your Q5500? They seem to be darn near impossible last I checked (1 week ago).
Got a HP Pavilion to replace my old Media Center and decided to try the CPU on my PC. (only way to get a high-definition digital cable tuner).

I guess I will get a QX instead for my new project. This one seems to be a "hothead".
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What voltage do you have the cpu at, unless I missed it earlier.
    
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What voltage do you have the cpu at, unless I missed it earlier.
set to 1.344V, CPU-Z shows 1.344V

Vcore did not change during the test.
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Skunkmash, I too had high temps on my e8500, I am using the ocz vendetta 2, where I screwed up was the install of my thermal paste, I redid it using artic silver 5 and followed the directions very carefully, unlike my first try. My temps dropped a ton and never went back up, I never break 60c under heavy gaming. Thats what fixed me. Hope it helps.
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Got a HP Pavilion to replace my old Media Center and decided to try the CPU on my PC. (only way to get a high-definition digital cable tuner).

I guess I will get a QX instead for my new project. This one seems to be a "hothead".
Its not really a hothead. Don't forget you are overclocking it. And that your cooler is not vey good at all for quads. I suggest getting a new cooler like the ones I suggested earlier.

Regarding earlier. You are correct that the way that the temp is estimated is quite lousy. It is based on distance to TjMax, and intel doesn't relese the spec for TjMax. Nonetheless, you alyays want to be at least 30*C away from the TjMax read by the program. So 75*C is the max really (if we assume 105*C TjMax, even less if it's 95*C). 77*C is cutting it tight and only suitable for a suicide bench (It won't do it any harm in the short term, but long term it may)

If you do go the water route, one bit of advice: Don't get a thermaltake Big Water!
Edited by coffeejunky - 5/20/08 at 3:23am
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