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Hey, can anyone tell me why does my temperature changes so much? With A/C on and everything its at 28C one day. Then another day it's at 43C ??? All at idle load. And my computer has become slightly unstable for some reason, which is wierd because ive ran memtest86 for 6+ hours straight no errors. Any ideas ?
    
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Is your CPU cooler functioning properly? Maybe there is dust buildup. Also, memtest only tests memory stability, and not the CPU. You should try Prime95, but be careful, since your idle temps are acting up already I don't know what's going to happen under load
    
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Thanks. And i dont really think its dust, since 2 days ago it was at 28C. Ill try prime now just to see what the temps do. And I tried lowering the vcore, but it will just crash. Thanks and keep the help comin =]
    
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yeah...id say run prime95

and your heatsink is properly mounted and working correctly? just to make sure

whats your vcore currently at?
    
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My vcore is at 1.65v from stock 1.5
    
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I think I would set everything back to default, then run a few tests....run Prime95 and make sure everything is running perfect at stock. Then I would start pushing things here and there and see what components cause changes in performance.......................just an idea

That is a pretty aggressive overclock....I would tune it down a notch
post #7 of 21
maybe your fan is going out.
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post #8 of 21
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Well I just got an error in PRIME =[ . I ran the "In-Place Large FFT's (Max Heat & power consumption) test. After about 5 minutes i got an error. And I was at about 49C max. I didnt close my internet windows or anything so the load was higher due to that, but it still shouldnt give arrors at all. Im at 2434Mhz now so I will try it at 2400 on the dot and see if anything changes. Thanks again and keep replying!
    
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post #9 of 21
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My CPU fan is at 5000 - 6000 rpm. Its one of those TMD fans. It was from an Athlon XP heatsink but was better that my stock A64 hsf so i just changed it lol. It made temps drop too. so I dont think its the fan.
    
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post #10 of 21
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UPDATE: My vcore is from 1.660 to 1.670. Is it normal that it goes back and forth like that ? And I also have +.1v on my chipset.

Well here are all my voltages:

vcore = 1.66 - 1.67
+3.3v = 3.28 - 3.29
+12v = 11.730 - 11.850
CPU vid = 1.670
    
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