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YOu may see my system specs below.

I'm currently idling at about 55C and it get sot about 70 under load (3dMark06 CPU test) and that for me is extremely uncomfortable.

Ever since I got this new CPU it's never been as cool as my previous E6600 (which never got past 45C under load, ever)

However, 70C makes sense because of the massive overclock, but I'm not comfortable running at this.

My heatsink is the same as I use don my E6600, with the same thermal paste and everything. I'm thinking I may need to buy some more and try that. The Cooler is firmly fixed to the board so I can't understand such a high temperature for this CPU.

Anyone have any ideas?
    
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whats your vcore at?
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1.25v

That's at stock. Which still idles at 50C and underload peaks to 67C (using OCCT)

I'm using the auto settings in the BIOS. The only item I ahve overvolted is the memory, which is set to 2.1v.
    
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Have you tried reseating your cpu heatsink, those temps are very high for a 45mm chip
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post #5 of 30
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I know. I could try resetting it tomorrow. Taking care to screw the cooler on evenly. I'm thinking the paste on there may have just had it, because this cooler is usually great. I'll have a ye olde dust out tomorrow, too.

Any other ideas, though? I mean, I'm getting 67C at stock, then 70C at 3.4ghz. If I run at 3.4ghz, am I going to burn this CPU?

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post #6 of 30
I would definately remove your HSF and clean the thermal paste off and reapply thermal paste. Only a small bead about the size of a grain of rice is all you need, more is not better, it will actually make your HSF less effective at removing heat.
post #7 of 30
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Well, I'm buggered for about a week until payday, then. I'll try resetting the heatsink tomorrow and give it a dust out.

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YOu may see my system specs below.

I'm currently idling at about 55C and it get sot about 70 under load (3dMark06 CPU test) and that for me is extremely uncomfortable.

Ever since I got this new CPU it's never been as cool as my previous E6600 (which never got past 45C under load, ever)

However, 70C makes sense because of the massive overclock, but I'm not comfortable running at this.

My heatsink is the same as I use don my E6600, with the same thermal paste and everything. I'm thinking I may need to buy some more and try that. The Cooler is firmly fixed to the board so I can't understand such a high temperature for this CPU.


Anyone have any ideas?
What is your "massive overclock"? Stock at 55C is really bad.
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2.66 to 3.5
    
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What program are you using to read the temps?
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