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max temps:

0# - 68
1# - 74
2# - 78
3# - 75

the #0 core barely hit 70c. so why? bad tim or normal?
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post #2 of 19
Bad tim/Concave IHS.

Not normal.
Edited by MR KROGOTH - 4/5/11 at 7:10pm
    
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That doesnt seem normal to me? ALL cores shoud be within a few dergees of eachother( correct me if im wrong)
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post #4 of 19
the cores can range +/- 8c and thats normal. but the fact that they're all that high and your cpu is not overclocked means that its either seated wrong or like krogoth said it could be a concave cpu face.
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Bad tim/Concave IHS.

Not normal.
My tim was 5 dots (1 5mm drop on the middle, 4 very tiny bits on the corners) and the last time I checked, they seem to be in the right spaces.
so it gotta be the concave IHS? actually I don't know what that is... and I can check if it's flat or not coz the D14 is making it very diffcult for me to check.

hold on, do you know where is the #0 core on the processor?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Serady View Post
My tim was 5 dots (1 5mm drop on the middle, 4 very tiny bits on the corners) and the last time I checked, they seem to be in the right spaces.
so it gotta be the concave IHS? actually I don't know what that is... and I can check if it's flat or not coz the D14 is making it very diffcult for me to check.

hold on, do you know where is the #0 core on the processor?
Concave IHS means that the face of the CPU is not flat, so the middle of it is not making contact with the heatsink. The cores are all roughly in the middle of the processor.

What you can do is take out the processor and take a look to see if the surface is flat.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by firebirdjimbo View Post
the cores can range +/- 8c and thats normal. but the fact that they're all that high and your cpu is not overclocked means that its either seated wrong or like krogoth said it could be a concave cpu face.
but core #0 is more consisent, much much cooler than the other cores...

and I'm overclocked at 4.6ghz - 1.325v. right now i have been stress testing for almost 6 hours now. these temps seem too high for 1.325v... recently I've reappiled many tims (noctua paste)... and no big difference what so ever
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Concorde105 View Post
Concave IHS means that the face of the CPU is not flat, so the middle of it is not making contact with the heatsink. The cores are all roughly in the middle of the processor.

What you can do is take out the processor and take a look to see if the surface is flat.
thank you I'll do it once I confirm that I got a stable oc. so if it's not flat, then what should I do? apply more paste?
Edited by Serady - 4/5/11 at 7:36pm
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post #9 of 19
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btw my room temp is usually 24c or 76f.
I have done a test. it's 3am over here and it's cold outside. I opened 3 huge windows in my room and let the cold air in. my room temp got lowered to 21c and I checked the CPU temps. core #0 is 62c, core #2 (the hottest core one) is 72c. and they seem pretty consistent. that's 10c difference between the core 0 and core 2. Definitely not normal. Gotta Be either the tim or the concave.... but Wow, 3c difference in my room and the CPU gets 5 or 6c cooler lol.
Edited by Serady - 4/5/11 at 8:37pm
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post #10 of 19
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so it seems. if my CPU has a bad concave, I need to lap it or something. But is it really worth it? lapping voids warrenty, right? so why bother...
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