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At load, (with prime95)

87 96 88 89

(Yes yes ik thats too hot, ive got a stock cooler)

My point is, that even at idel, 40 45 39 41

2n temp is atleast 5degrees hotter....

WHY?

Is that perfectly normal?

Or something bung ?
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post #2 of 11
It's normal... Core temp sensors always have some variation. If you encounter a difference of like 20+ degrees then you might have a bad sensor.

Btw, I'd suggest lowering your OC until you get a decent cooler. Don't let your i7 run at 90+ for too long. Aim for 80 max under load.
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its at 79 under load.
Normal load.

PRime95 goes up2 100.
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by MysticHawk View Post
its at 79 under load.
Normal load.

PRime95 goes up2 100.
79 is pretty high too...wont recommend that for 24/7 use, most people dont even get that under heavy benching...i'd say hold back ur overclock and get a aftermarket cooler to run 4+ghz 24/7
post #5 of 11
Why are you OCing on the stock cooler? That is suicide man. Get a good cooler then OC it, do NOT risk your CPU by OCing with the Stock cooler. Idle is fine, but try not to go above 80c max under load, even that is pushing it.
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Dropped it to 3.6ghz, I get 89 MAX after 30mins of prime95.

So thats suitable til i get my cooler?
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
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Dropped it to 3.6ghz, I get 89 MAX after 30mins of prime95.

So thats suitable til i get my cooler?
Depends on when you get a new heatsink. Though I honestly think you could hold off running OC'd for, say, a week, for peace of mind. You won't likely do any real damage, though.
    
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Well its 41 degrees when Im just browsing the net.
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post #9 of 11
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Upper fan speed, now Its 79degrees using prime95.
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post #10 of 11
I think what everybody is trying to tell you is this.

Don't overclock period, until you get a good cooler.

The most I would do on the stock cooler is like 3.2 - 3.4, you gotta protect your investment.
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