Originally Posted by Zanneth
I forgot to check if it changes under load. I do remember that I tried OCing it to 3.0ghz and it went all the way up to 70C idle in the BIOS, so there's definitely something wrong.
I'll try RealTemp and report back soon.
EDIT: Also, just curious, are you guys saying that it's possible that even the BIOS is getting inaccurate readings?
The BIOS reads from a temp sensor on the mainboard under the CPU socket. It's never very accurate.
Realtemp/Coretemp uses the temp sensors on the CPU die.
Originally Posted by JoshsPC
Ok if its the stock fan did you remove the thermal goup from it?
First try Real Temp because its a 45nm
Secondly Update your BIOS if there is one available.
All i can think of atm but ill do some research for you now
Hope I Helped
What would updating the BIOS do? The BIOS isn't making the CPU run hot.
- Too much voltage (which the OP said can't be it since the vcore is at stock)
- Bad HSF (bad contact, no TIM, stock HSF)
- Poor/No proper
case airflow (not really it since OP said this happens even when case is open)
- Bad Chip (hope not