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OK. I have an Intel system I built only two months ago. USPS screwed it up big time. Long story short, I just found out today the RAM was bad, couldn't reinstall Windows till I switched it out. It's working now but the CPU seems through the roof, at least by AMD standards, which is what I'm used to.


This is the temp I got not long ago during some installations




Now, at idle, this is what I have, still seems high





Also, is my CPU-Z info correct? Compared to what CP shows, it seems inaccurate.




The model and frequency of my CPU is as follows shown in CP




1 - Is my CPU being underclocked when I'm not doing much? Is that why the core speed in CPU-Z is so low?

2 - Are these temps normal for Intel CPU's? I'm not even overclocking, I'm not familiar with Intel temps, but they seem high to me
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try using realtemp. if that gives you the same temps, seems like u need to reseat your cpu cooler.
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^ Yeah I've been having some serious trouble trying to figure out the proper way to seat an Intel cooler. I push down on all 4 pins simultaneously and 1 or (usually) 2 always pop(s) back out.

1 thing - is it okay to scrape off the hard rubbery thermal stuff that come under the factory heatsinks and put something better? Something metallic based?
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^ Yeah I've been having some serious trouble trying to figure out the proper way to seat an Intel cooler. I push down on all 4 pins simultaneously and 1 or (usually) 2 always pop(s) back out.

1 thing - is it okay to scrape off the hard rubbery thermal stuff that come under the factory heatsinks and put something better? Something metallic based?
after market thermal paste is almost always better. when reapplying paste ALWAYS clean the heatsink and cpu thouroughly of the old paste to ensure proper placement of the new paste.

this goes for amd and intel or any heatsink requiring chip for that matter
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after market thermal paste is almost always better. when reapplying paste ALWAYS clean the heatsink and cpu thouroughly of the old paste to ensure proper placement of the new paste.

this goes for amd and intel or any heatsink requiring chip for that matter
^ This. Get a tube of MX-2. Cheap and works well.

Also download and run coretemp/realtemp. Report back with temps.
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Agree with suggestions above. If those temps are correct at that voltage then its like you have no cooler on at all.
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Hi. I did everything suggested, cleaned the heatsink and fan off with water and clean cloth and then applied some metallic based thermal compound and attached it all.

The hsf sat on good this time i think. Now it's at 44c idle! is that good? It's definitely better.

It got as high as 62c, which is still better than that 99c but let me know if it's still too high. Something may be wrong. I'm trying to sell the computer.
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