Originally Posted by digdoug
Another question, guys.
So, I raised my FSB from 200 to 210...just to see how it'd go.
So, I open up Prime95 and start testing. Both go to 100%, and I open Core Temp to see the temperature.
...both cores were hovering at 80*C! :O
That's certainly not normal, is it? What does yours (those of you using stock cooling) go to with Prime95 running?
When Prime95 isn't running, and I'm idle (or watching a video from my second internal HDD), I'm between 38-42*C on both cores.
So, again, what does Prime95 temps look like for those of you with stock cooling? Obviously, I don't want to run the tests again until I know I'm not damaging my CPU!
200 or 210 FSB?
thats the normal FSB for an E5300 and the max temp your should get @ that speed is 50-55C
1- Your Heatsink is not properly seated above your CPU
2- Your Case ventilation is really and i do mean -really sucks- for the temp reach 80C
but i think its 80% number 1 , i also had a person with a similar problem as you but simply removing and reinstalling the HS above the CPU (after making sure the CPU is properly inserted into it's socket) solved his problem.
So do that and run Prime95 tests, choose large FTT tests (the one that generates the most heat) and run it for 5-10 min....(oh have the case open while doing that) just to make sure you never reach the 80c again)
other than that...don't worry 80C is the core temp and it is around 10C more than the CPU temp so you CPU was running around 70-72 but this is very close the thermal spec of the E5300 which is 74.1C...in short your CPU is 99.99% not damaged
so do that and tell me what happensEdited by omari79 - 1/22/10 at 1:07am