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q9550 + Xigmatek S1283 - what should my idle temps be?

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For those of you who have had first hand experience.

- Did not OC yet
- Ambient temps are 65F (that's what the thermastat says)
- Antec 900 w/ medium fan speed
- HSF pointed to blow out the top case fan
- Using OCZ Freeze

What temps do you think I should expect? I'm trying to figure out if I should reapply the TIM and remount.
Edited by Mehdi - 2/19/09 at 6:02pm
post #2 of 12
idle temps don't mean much

load temps are what's important

Oh and your temps will vary based on your voltage, clock speed, and ambient temperatures
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post #3 of 12
1. Ambient temps are vastly different from house to house, nobody can make a very accurate guess.

2. Idle temps are nothing to worry about, you should be focusing on the load temps that you get with prime or orthos.

Edit: Ninja'd again.
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What temps do you have at the moment?
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idle at stock should be high 20's to high 30's and load should be at about high 40's to high 50's
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65C ambient temp!?!?

you must mean 65F

also it might help if we knew what your temps are now
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post #7 of 12
A remount will only be necessary if your temps are deemed unacceptable. Let us know the temps you are getting at the moment and stress test the CPU and give us those also. Anything over 71c on load is gonna need a re seat @ stock cooling (and overclocked).
    
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post #8 of 12
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Temps now, with just VLC playing a x264 720p video ( Battlestar Galactica for those who are interested ) .... temps are 35-37C

I'll run orthos tonight.
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Originally Posted by Mehdi View Post
Temps now, with just VLC playing a x264 720p video ( Battlestar Galactica for those who are interested ) .... temps are ~35C
Try Prime95 or OCCT for a full load
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Try Prime95 or OCCT for a full load
What about TAT? I heard thats really good for getting accurate numbers quick.

Just got OCCT. Very impressive. I don't know how it ranks against the others, but it's certainly the most comprehensive!
Edited by Mehdi - 2/19/09 at 6:16pm
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