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post #41 of 45
just wondering I saw your other thread trying to OC that Q9450 with 1.35 vcore did you lower it back down manually or set it to auto. Whats the VID on your CPU? Maybe its a mobo problem like some others have suggested.
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my Q9450 used to idle in the 50c range and shoot up to low 80's on full load. :/

i put the Chilltec Freezone cooler on it, now i stay in the 30c's and gets up into 50c's on a load. I have also learned that the area it is in matters a lot. my room is not air conditioned and hits 100F+ real easily. i use speed fan to see my temps. real temp seems not to work for me. 1.22 on the vcore
    
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So, I refitted my TRUE cooler and I'm not sure whether it's the fact that I put two amounts of thermal paste on my CPU (one at either side, to cover both sides, seeing as intel quads are just two duo's stuck together) or the fact that I reversed one of ym exhaust fans into an intake, but I'm now idling at 28C and got to 36+ underload.

If this holds up, I'm going to overclock.
    
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post #44 of 45
wow thats alot better

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post #45 of 45
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That 28C was because I had C1 stepping on. Turning that off gave me 35C idle @ stock. The strange thing is, I'm not clocked to 3.5ghz and I'm also at 35C idle. The difference is able to be seen when underload.

Also, OCCT overheats my CPU, yet playing Crysis in my previous attached picture, doesn't even get me past 45C at stock. Which is great.

The solution for this TRUE cooler, for me, has been to be very liberal with the thermal grease (two grains of rice) and I've also fitted some plastic washers on the backplate so the TRUE moves a little bit less when it's supposedly bolted down.

It's doing the trick, but I'm still not impressed.
    
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