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38C average or hot for an e8400 under a zalman cnps9700?

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Just got the new pc built. I am idling about 38-40c on my e8400 with a new application of as5 under a zalman cnps9700..Does that sound right or do you think I should try and reseat it?. I have good cable management and air flow in an antec 300 pc case. 2 101cfm silverstones in the front pushing to a 120mm rear and lid exhaust. Thanks in advance.
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is the 8400 overclocked? if its runnin on stock, then that's pretty high for a 45nm at idling temps. but then again AS5 requires some burn in time... but if after a few days and so and its still the same then yes you should reseat the HS.
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Yes it is stock unfortunately. I thought it was a little too high. I wonder if I didnt put enough hs5 on there. I put around a half a grain of rice (maybe a tad less than that) so I may monitor it a couple days then reseat it...I want to overclock this thing as far as I can get it so I dont want above average temps.
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It only takes a little AS5 on there, most people usually put too much. Anyway, what program are you using for temps? What volts is your E8400 running at and how long ago did you apply the AS5? As stated, it does have a little bit of a burn in time. Let me know.
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that sounds a little warm. I am running a 4.0ghz oc on my e8400, with an arctic freezer 7 pro and i idle 33/34c and load 49/50c and that is after only 1 day of letting as5 set, it should get better with a more time.
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It only takes a little AS5 on there, most people usually put too much. Anyway, what program are you using for temps? What volts is your E8400 running at and how long ago did you apply the AS5? As stated, it does have a little bit of a burn in time. Let me know.
I just built the pc and finally booted it up yesterday lol. Im not sure why its so hot..the proc is in place, the heatsink is down tight on the the lid and there is excellent airflow in the case...There is ALOT of wind being pushed by those 100 cfm silverstones so I dont know what the problem is. I have not touched the proc or the voltage nor the fsb though I plan on it tonight.
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Your DTS is probably stuck for reading low temps like ALOT of Wolfdales (E7200's and E8xxx's), I went as high as 4Ghz and 1.392v which idled at 39c then down to 1.2Ghz and 0.78v and that idled at 38c. Never since I got this E7200 have I seen even a 37c idle.
     
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Hi, my e8500 sits at 36-40c ;-)
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Your DTS is probably stuck for reading low temps like ALOT of Wolfdales (E7200's and E8xxx's), I went as high as 4Ghz and 1.392v which idled at 39c then down to 1.2Ghz and 0.78v and that idled at 38c. Never since I got this E7200 have I seen even a 37c idle.
Yeah I checked the temps in the bios AND on speedfan and they were the same...So your thinking the CPU itself is reading an invalid temperature?. Thanks.
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Use Realtemp - it's specifically designed for 45nm
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