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Finally got a board to start OC my spare E8500 (going for 4GHz). Currently stressing a modest 3.5 wondering what the avg temps between cores should be around? I'm getting a consistent 6-7 degree difference between the two cores right now. TIA
    
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Sounds a bit high though. What cooler are you using?

But sometimes at my 760 @ 4GHz has a difference for up to 5-6 from time to time - not for a longer period though.

I think I would preapply thermal paste - and see what that does.
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Using a Mugen 2 on it right now. Heres what im looking at after an hour of load:

    
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It's not warnenly high I would say - How hot is the room you're in? The Case? - Was just thinking about how hot the air that surrounded the CPU is since you seems to have a temp on cores that is like 3-5c higher than I normally see.

But none the less - nothing I really would worry about.
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My cousin's setup with his Q9550 has a similar thing with regards to one of the cores having such a lower temp than the others. He has been using his setup for 3+yrs and its all good. I just recently helped clean up his case and reapply the TIM and one of the core still has a much lower temp.
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post #6 of 8
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Yeah room temp is a little on the warmer side but nothing ridiculous. Also I'm using a Lian-Li T60 (w/2 140mm intake fans) test bench so it is in an open air environment which is probably contributing to the temps.

What kind of temps should I be looking at at 4.0GHz?
    
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Under load I wouldnt recommend going higher than 77-80c - and that temp should be showing under a stresstest with Prime95 for example - if you are able to keep it under that temp under stress - You probaly "only" are having like 65c under normal load, since games and so on never will use your CPU 100% all of the time.
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