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can you scroll down and show me the actual temps on the cores? Those are the only temps I ever look at
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hey man update....so just a little while ago...i decided to give it another shot....opened up the case took out the arctic cooler 7.....i thought i'd check the socket screws...and guess what...they were a bit loose ....i tightened them up and this is what I have with a stock cooler now...should i try to reinstall arctic 7? or leave it as is....i guess it was because of the socket screws attached to the motherboard being a little lose.
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temps gone down to 45 on TEMP1 and CORE as we speak
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temps gone down to 45 on TEMP1 and CORE as we speak
no. Run a stress test and open hw monitor then make it so you can see every single line in the app then post ss. you want to look at your different core temps. core 0 1 2 3 are what you should be looking at
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no. Run a stress test and open hw monitor then make it so you can see every single line in the app then post ss. you want to look at your different core temps. core 0 1 2 3 are what you should be looking at
After 10 minutes of stress testing...
post #26 of 44
something isnt right with your chip. I had the same chip and it never said trial for any of my cores. I think your sensors are messed up.

Also make sure that the cooler is tightened extremely well. Mobos cant take alot more pressure than you think.
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post #27 of 44
Jesus. There's obviously something that isn't working well.

By the way, are the heatpipes in good condition? I mean, you haven't done like the guy that complained about the Megahalems' poor performance after hacksawing the heatpipes' tops, right?


By the way, how clean is your heatsink? And what fan (and speed) are you using?
   
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post #28 of 44
I thought these chips would shut down at around 75C? to prevent damage... They are only recommended to be run at 63C at the most I think.

Also sometimes when you run multiple monitoring software, they conflict and cause bogus numbers. Very strange temps...

I always use CoreTemp for monitoring cpu temps, seems to be accurate for me. Are your ambient (surrounding) temps really hot? or is your case have bad ventilation?

The temps actually look fine now with the stock cooler, a bit warm but livable. Might be something messed up with your Arctic cooler, or mounted incorrectly.
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something isnt right with your chip. I had the same chip and it never said trial for any of my cores. I think your sensors are messed up.

Also make sure that the cooler is tightened extremely well. Mobos cant take alot more pressure than you think.
He has the trial version of HWMonitor Pro, which masks some temperatures with [Trial] until you actually buy it. Nothing's wrong with the core itself.
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He has the trial version of HWMonitor Pro, which masks some temperatures with [Trial] until you actually buy it. Nothing's wrong with the core itself.
that's what it is. Temps are liveable right now i guess so i'll stick to this for now. Maybe a better case will improve it further.
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