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10c difference in temps between cores??

post #1 of 11
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Is it a re-seat jobbie? or shall i just tighten the clamps down on the cpu abit more?

Can i used the back plate from my air cooler as extra support for my water block??
post #2 of 11
You can try to reseat, but diffrent core temps is pretty common. Backplate can never hurt for sure!
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post #3 of 11
try a reseat or two. if it still like that after some reseats... then it might be a stuck sensor. 5C between cores is ok.. but 10 seems way too much to me. you could also try realtemp, it has the ability to see the movement of your sensors and can tell you if its fine or not.
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post #4 of 11
10C seemed like a lot to me, what kind of TIM are you using? I would pull of the CPU block and check for good contact. You should be able to use your backplate I think. Is it 10 under load or idle? It might be a stuck sensor.
Edited by MrMason - 12/13/08 at 12:00am
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So with the back plate i can apply more pressure to the cpu without the risk of bending my mobo and more pressure = better temps?
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ANytime you crank down parts past snug you run the risk of cranking
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10C seems like a lot....
    
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post #8 of 11
You have to remember that your XSPC block is bringing in water on one side of the block and out the other ... essentially across 1 of the X2 cores and then the other ... as opposed to some blocks that have the water coming in directly over the center of the cpu and out the sides. That will always account for some temperature deviation ... but 10º is a bit much.
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Could it be caused by me not screwing down the CPU block retaining bracket evenley?
post #10 of 11
In my experience, this can be caused by a few things:

1. the thermal past isn't spread even close to evenly across the IHS.
2. the waterblock/heat sink aren't attached firmly.

There usually is at least a small difference between cores (my Core 2 Quad Q6600 has one core that is usually at least 3-5C cooler than the other three, no matter what I do), but as others have said, 10C is a bit high.
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