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E8400 high temperature?

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I OC'd to 3.6Ghz then I ran Real Temp and it hit a maximum of 87 degrees.

87° is a bit overkill right?

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post #2 of 7
Yes thats hot, what HSF are you using stock?
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If your using stock HSF try pressing it down and making sure all those things click in. Always problems with those stock ones. If your using an aftermarket HSF then maybe you did not put on the thermal paste right.
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Yea, im using stock HSF, i'll check it.
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Yea, im using stock HSF, i'll check it.

Stock HSF is crap. getting an aftermarket one (even a cheap-ish one) will improve your temps dramatically
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post #6 of 7
Try reseating it. the problem might just be the stock though, it's not really a good HSF.
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So I opened up my PC and the inside was dusty as hell, I hadn't cleaned it out in a while. the HSK was particularly dusty, so it's clean now, and it's fit in place.

I ran Real Temp and this time it went to 73 degrees (instead of 87) at 100% load, is that okay?
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