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post #11 of 24
Try putting a tiny bit more and center it a little better. It looks like one side of the CPU isn't getting much contact.

Could you also post a screenshot of Realtemp under load?
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RealTemp Under Load

I did what aznofazns said and it got my temps down at idle as the min values show, but still no luck under load.
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post #13 of 24
I may have missed it / forgotten, so remind me: what kind of CPU cooler are you using?

Also, do you have a manual fan control or software fan profile set up? I'd be interested to know if your fan is blowing at 100% and still posting these horrific temps...
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post #14 of 24
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I may have missed it / forgotten, so remind me: what kind of CPU cooler are you using?

Also, do you have a manual fan control or software fan profile set up? I'd be interested to know if your fan is blowing at 100% and still posting these horrific temps...
Stock cooler, and I have the fan set to blow at 100% constantly. Keep in mind its not even OC'ed yet so I'm really doing something wrong here.
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Wow you weren't lying about the horrible temps. Distance to TJMax of 0? Did your computer shut itself down at that point?

Are you sure the heatsink is on tight? I'm thinking there's either really poor CPU-paste-heatsink contact or your heatsink is made of cheese...
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post #16 of 24
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Wow you weren't lying about the horrible temps. Distance to TJMax of 0? Did your computer shut itself down at that point?

Are you sure the heatsink is on tight? I'm thinking there's either really poor CPU-paste-heatsink contact or your heatsink is made of cheese...
It didn't shut itself down no. The heatsink was on tight but apparently not correctly. After a little bit of head banging with it here are my temps:


Does this seem reasonable before OC'ing or is it still hot?
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post #17 of 24
Those temps are absolutely fine. What was the issue? Just not on tight enough?
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post #18 of 24
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Well you were correct that not everywhere was making contact, but the heatsink was on tight. While it seems nonsensical in my mind, I had been putting the clips in and the there are arrows that you can turn to pull it back off, and then you turn them back to their normal position for installation. I was under the impression that arrows tend to mean to do something, so when I installed it I turned them. They are still in and the heatsink is still tight, but apparently turning them does slightly raise the heatsink.
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post #19 of 24
Ah... yeah. The stock cooler is a bit silly. You should look into getting a nice $20-30 heatsink for your chip. A Xigmatek Dark Knight or Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus would be plenty to OC to 4.2GHz or higher.
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It's definitely on the short list of things to get. I should be receiving my tax return soon so I may go right into a Noctua NH-C14 or the Zalman 9900 if I can figure out whether or not I can control the LED's and/or find one without the LED's.
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