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So I've tried the following:

Two coolers, CM Hyper N520 and Corsair A50 (currently using the A50)
Thermal compound, ceramic, and now AS5
Tried a "pea sized amount" as according to the instruction manual, a .5mm coat over the processor, and a line over each direct contact copper connection, all yielding the same results
Remotely mounted the PSU in order to prevent any hot air from being blown onto the heatsink (the case isn't the best, but any possibility of it's design flaws have been ruled out)
Changed the stock fan to a Scythe 110 CFM, then added a second one with silicone fan mounts
Changed the exhaust fan from a 64 cfm fan to the Scythe, flipped it around and have that fan feeding cool air to push through the second Scythe

ALL of the above has made NO difference. The only drop in temperatures that I've been able to produce results with was changing the BIOS from 1204 to 1401. I'm not ready to invest in water cooling, but I think it'd be kind of ridiculous to have to go to a high end solution just to get decent temps at stock settings, let alone if I ever overclock (and that's a big IF). The only thing I can think of is to change out the motherboard with something that might have more accurate sensors? Please, for the love of God help!
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But what are the load temps?
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Core 0 has hit as high as 65 degrees while playing BFBC2. Under Prime 95 it's usually around 61-53-58-56.
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Core 0 has hit as high as 65 degrees while playing BFBC2. Under Prime 95 it's usually around 61-53-58-56.
That's nothing. You're perfectly fine as long as you're below 85C.
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That's nothing. You're perfectly fine as long as you're below 85C.
I thought the max was 75? Eugh. Okay. Thanks.
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I thought the max was 75? Eugh. Okay. Thanks.
It is AFAIK.
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I thought the max was 75? Eugh. Okay. Thanks.
Yes you should keep your core temperatures under 75C at all time..

Keep your Vcore under 1.40V for 24/7 usage..

Now you seem to have stuck core sensors on 1st, 3rd and 4rth cores just like I do, and those can't go below those values that you have right now no matter what you do..

They all work under load though..

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If the tCase is 71.4, the TjMax is somewhere around 85-90C if not more.

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=33923
Edited by LethalRise750 - 2/3/11 at 1:37pm
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If the tCase is 71.4, the TjMax is somewhere around 85-90C if not more.

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=33923
Tjmax is 100C CLICK HERE..

However you should stay under Tjmax by 20 ~25C for safe 24/7 usage..

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So the stuck cores are inaccurate then? That's just dandy. My vcore is at 1.216, the VID is 1.2125, and I'm producing these temps at that vcore. And that's just great how Intel manages to just say "Hey, sorry about that whole inaccurate temp reading thing... but we're also not going to tell you how hot it can run before it dies."
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