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got the E8400 installed today.

i was told by the seller that the CPU temperatures are not correct at idle which it shows 51*C at idle for the entire time the computer was running. the CPU temp, read at the IHS show 31*C and the cores are usually about 8 to 10 degrees hotter than that, so idle temps seem to be 39*C to 41*C. i ran some IBT tests to get an idea of stock load temps. ran 10 runs of IBT, hightest temp i hit was only 56*C with stock clocks! great temps and my ambient temps are still 73*F or 75*F. this chip is as fast as my E5200 @ 3.66ghz was, but this is still at its stock 3.0ghz setting. i will run this at stock clocks for a bit and let the AS5 set up and ill OC it in a week or 2.

once i get all my hardware set up, i will make th emove to windows 7 soon.
    
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I think you should crank it up to 4ghz now. What better way to cure the ac7 then to create some heat and then those core sensors will move.
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post #13 of 38
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i might set it to 4.0ghz just to look at it and smile for a bit, but i dont think i will keep it there for long till i give the AS5 a little time to set up. dont want to risk anything with my new CPU. ive wanted an E8400 for a while!
    
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post #14 of 38
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got a preliminary OC on my new E8400.

450x9 = 4050mhz

1.3625v BIOS
1.328v CPUz
1.310v Load

ram
450mhz DDR = 900mhz
5-5-5-18 @ 2.0v

MCH core @ 1.2v

it passed a few runs of IBT and was stable. ill do a longer stress test and play with voltages if necesary to get it stable. 4.0ghz was my goal! yay! i played a bit of crysis with the new OC and i was hitting 50 fps on High Settings, 1680x1050 0xAA, minimum was 30fps
Edited by IntelConvert - 1/28/10 at 7:18pm
    
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post #15 of 38
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had little scare today.... PSU got too hot and shut down under some GPU stress tests. took it a while for temps to come down before it would turn back on.

its still running, but im thinking of getting a new PSU earlier than i had originally planned.

might hold off on overclocking the CPU/GPU till i get a more reliable PSU


EDIT: looks like im gonna give my buddy his PSU back now that mine still runs. i wont be able to OC till i can buy my HX850!

more updates later if anyone is interested... next big thing is the transplant to a new shiny case with awesome cable management! if im proud of my wiring i might take some pics!.... if i get a camera somehow


edit 2: installing W7 x64 now!

issues with product keys...... grrr
Edited by IntelConvert - 2/2/10 at 11:35am
    
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got Windows 7 ultimate running!
    
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post #17 of 38
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sorry for multi post but i wanted to bump this to get some answers.

so, W7 is *****ing about a the install key thing.. i went from Xp to W7. would reinstalling W7 using the 'update' choice make my key valid? or is there something else i could try?
    
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sorry for multi post but i wanted to bump this to get some answers.

so, W7 is *****ing about a the install key thing.. i went from Xp to W7. would reinstalling W7 using the 'update' choice make my key valid? or is there something else i could try?
I installed Win 7 pro today and had the same situation.

Here's the workaround to installing it without having to do the "upgrade" option.

1. At the product key page do a keyless installation (do not enter a product key).
2. Once you reached the desktop, click Start, Type: CMD, right click it and select 'Run as Administrator"
3. At the command prompt type: regedit
4. Go to HKLM(hotkey_local_machine)/software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersionSetup/OOBE/mediabootinstall
5. Change it's value to 0
6. Go back to command prompt, type the following: slmgr /rearm
7. Restart the PC and use the activate windows to re-enter product key.

Good luck.
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post #19 of 38
I don't highly recommend turning UAC off, it can protect you
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post #20 of 38
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UAC is annoying...

and i dont really want to edit the registry... if i reinstalled W7 over itself using the update option, would it work?
    
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