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I'm running an e8400@4.0ghz with a 1.344 vcore. My idle temps are 53C and on a full load the temps reach around 70C. I've read that I shouldn't have my proc above 72C under a full load, so I think I'm a little too close. I've checked my bios and there doesn't seem to be anything for cpu fan control and my cooling for the cpu is a tqtower. Is there anything I can do minus reapplying thermal past since I don't have any?
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It could be an airflow issue. What's the ambient temp of the case? Do you have enough fans to move air thru and/or are they fighting each other? We don't really have much info to go on here.
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Well one, the vcore seems a bit low for your OC, but I don't know much of anything so I'm probably wrong. Are you running a stock cooler (I sure hope not)? What heatsink are you using? Are the other fans in your case functioning right? The only advice I can really give right now is to reseat your heatsink, there's nothing really else if everything is functioning as it should.
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All the fans in my case are the standard ones in the cooler master cm90.
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1. If you don't have fan control in Bios, use Speed Fan or your can buy CPU heatsinks that you can manually dial the speed of the fan.

2. Make sure that you have good air flow in the case and you have good cable management.

3. Make sure that your CPU Fan is clean and free of dust.
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post #6 of 17
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Wow, I cleared the dust on my heat sink and it lowered the temps a few degrees. Right now it's 48C idle and around 64 to 68C full load. Do you guys think those are acceptable?
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post #7 of 17
I'd still say that's a bit too high. Plus, you have no clue how high your temps will get if you ever try to run Prime95, etc.
post #8 of 17
With a Tuniq Tower (If I'm reading the OP correctly) and decent airflow, I'd still be expecting a little better. Because the temps changed so much with a little dusting, it might be time to go get some tim and remove the Heatsink for a more thorough cleaning, especially if it's been a while. That way you can do a reseat and see if that helps as well.

Hopefully we can get your load temps down into the upper 50's. Not great, but better than where you are now.
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post #9 of 17
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I'd still say that's a bit too high. Plus, you have no clue how high your temps will get if you ever try to run Prime95, etc.
Maybe I forgot to mention, but this is under a full load running prime95. My idle temps are around 48C
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post #10 of 17
Another thing to double check is the RPM your fan can run at vs what your motehrboard says it's running at. I was getting high temps and realized that my PSU was maxed out and not spinning the fans fast enough. Should be spinning ~2000rpm's
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