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Right, I'm using Everest to measure the CPU temp. Everest also measures the core temps and those are all 10C higher than they show in realtemp (as it's already been established for at least 3 weeks, we know that real temp is giving correct readings and everything else is 10C higher than they should be)

Everest, as far as I'm aware, reads the CPU temp from the BIOS cpu temp. Which as I write this, is at 48C idle.

I've tried a TRUE cooler with two fans mounted on it. One for intake and one for exhaust (so both basically blowing the same way) and that blew directly onto the back mounted 120mm exhaust fan inside an Antec P182 case.

I'm seriously stumped.

Right now I'm using a Gemini II, which has made no difference, the TRUE was about 2-3C lower. Which was still too high.

EDIT:

Also, the TRUE cooler has been reset twice and this is the first setting of the Gemini II cooler since I bought the True cooler. The Gemini II cooler has a solid copper base that touches the top of the CPU. I've cleaned that with vinegar and some metal cleaner to give it a mirror shine. That's still made no difference in temps.
Edited by Shin2k35 - 7/7/08 at 2:28pm
    
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What version of Everest are you using, 2.2, 2.3..etc?

Also didn't your mobo come with the advanced version of the Asus monitoring tool, forgot the name?
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post #15 of 45
How much paste are you using?

Or it could be that you just have a really warped IHS, maybe you need to lap it.
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the Q9450 is known for a warrped IHS , lapping would more than likely help quite a bit
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I used about a grain of rice worth.

I'll send the CPU back, then. I'm not messing around lapping it. It should just work out of the box.
    
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might be a stupid question, but did you crank up the v-core a bit by accident maybe? should be somewhere in the 1.0 - 1.15 range i think.
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You could have just gotten a bum chip then, I had an E6300 once that was like that.
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
I used about a grain of rice worth.

I'll send the CPU back, then. I'm not messing around lapping it. It should just work out of the box.
it is working


but for an overclocker that is an issue...
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