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Ok, I overclocked to 3.8ghz last night and it ran full load about 55-60c average with a very small peak to 63c. It didnt stay at 63 but for a few seconds then dropped back to around 57c. I let prime95 run on both cores for over an hour with no problems or crashes (though I know it needs to run longer to verify stability). Do these temperatures sound good to you guys? Or do you think im running a little too warm?


Also I ran a couple games and it really never went above 53-54c so I was happy to see that.

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Those temperatures are definitely within the acceptable range--to be honest, while your idle temps do seem a bit high, I'd be concerned with your load temps, which are fine. Seems like other people's E8xxx cpu's run a bit cooler, but maybe you just got a hotter chip--mine's the same way in comparison to other people's. But you're definitely within acceptable temps range.
    
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Thank you to the last two posters. I feel better knowing that these are acceptable temps. Im hoping after the as5 cures a bit that my temps will drop a little. Do you guys think that these temps will degrade my processor that much? I have not touched the voltage in any way and dont plan on it until necessary. I just wanted to make sure that this heat doesnt cause degredation to the life of my proc.

Edit: I repped you two as well.
Edited by hairston630 - 6/27/08 at 8:04am
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no probs m8, and good luck
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Thank you to the last two posters. I feel better knowing that these are acceptable temps. Im hoping after the as5 cures a bit that my temps will drop a little. Do you guys think that these temps will degrade my processor that much? I have not touched the voltage in any way and dont plan on it until necessary. I just wanted to make sure that this heat doesnt cause degredation to the life of my proc.

Edit: I repped you two as well.
I don't think these temps would affect the normal life of your processor at all--you're fine. My previous CPU was an AMD 4400+ X2--it was always warm at idle, around 38-42, and it was fine for a few years. So no worries.

And from the load temps, it sounds like the HSF you have is in fact working, so that's good. good luck with more OC'ing!
    
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something i figured out that helped me was the way the actual die was underneath the IHS. i use to put my TIM horizontally across the chip which from this picture below you will see that a half a piece of rice size of AS5 might not reach the outer edges of either side if you don't manually spread it. i know put a full grain size vertical and smoth it out with a thin piece of plastic making sure to get it even. i noticed 2c temp drop on my zalman 9700

Edited by Delphi44 - 6/27/08 at 8:11am
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something i figured out that helped me was the way the actual die was underneath the IHS. i use to put my TIM horizontally across the chip which from this picture below you will see that a half a piece of rice size of AS5 might not reach the outer edges of either side if you don't manually spread it. i know put a full grain size vertical and smoth it out with a thin piece of plastic making sure to get it even. i noticed 2c temp drop on my zalman 9700
Ahh that makes alot of sense. I noticed that the initial spread seemed to be more towards the corner. I think I might try this very soon and see if it works, if these temps dont go down in a couple days that is. Very informative reply!.
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I don't think these temps would affect the normal life of your processor at all--you're fine. My previous CPU was an AMD 4400+ X2--it was always warm at idle, around 38-42, and it was fine for a few years. So no worries.

And from the load temps, it sounds like the HSF you have is in fact working, so that's good. good luck with more OC'ing!
Thank you. I think im gonna go for 4.0 tonight. I hope it doesnt get TOO hot. If it does I think im going to try and do a vertical spread of as5 on the heatsink as mentioned in the prior post and see if that produces some lower temps.
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these temps you guys speak of....

are they core temps or CPU temps???

I'm @ 3.92GHz @1.384v

idling @ core temps of 49 degrees lol (dont ask)

my 72% oc'd e6420 barely hit this under load!


and no, I'm not lower Vcore because if i lower Vcore I dont have 3.92 pseudo-stable... I'm going to 4.0GHz. Even if it costs me my e8400...(so there!)

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these temps you guys speak of....

are they core temps or CPU temps???

I'm @ 3.92GHz @1.384v

idling @ core temps of 49 degrees lol (dont ask)

my 72% oc'd e6420 barely hit this under load!


and no, I'm not lower Vcore because if i lower Vcore I dont have 3.92 pseudo-stable... I'm going to 4.0GHz. Even if it costs me my e8400...(so there!)

-pat
I believe its the core temps. What are your temps at load?
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Use Realtemp - it's specifically designed for 45nm
What about Core Temp? This is what I use.

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Damn I reseated the heatsink and it only dropped 1 degree. I was very careful this time too. I dont know what to do about it...I do notice that my load temps still dont go over 43-44c which is strange or maybe the idle sensor is off? Anyone got any recommendations?
What voltage are you using at 3.8? Sometimes I've found that even when an oc is stable at a given voltage my temps will drop some when I increase my volts a little. It's sort of like finding the sweet spot between oc and vcore.


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something i figured out that helped me was the way the actual die was underneath the IHS. i use to put my TIM horizontally across the chip which from this picture below you will see that a half a piece of rice size of AS5 might not reach the outer edges of either side if you don't manually spread it. i know put a full grain size vertical and smoth it out with a thin piece of plastic making sure to get it even. i noticed 2c temp drop on my zalman 9700
Exactly. Unless you have an enormous amount of down force thermal paste will not reach the edges. I always dab a tiny bit in the center of the cpu and then spread it outward to the edge with the tip of my index finger. When I'm done the paste is covering the entire cpu and is thin enough to be transparent.
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