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You can see my specs in my sig, also it should be noted the ambient temp in my apartment is pretty much 70F, sometimes possible 73F at most.<br><br>
Anyway I use the BT and after my computer boots up my temp program states my temp is arround 40c sometimes even higher. Is it possible I screwed up mounting this thing or I didnt use enough AS5? Or is it that high b/c 70F is a high ambient temp?<br><br>
Its overclocked by the way to arround 2.88 ghz.
 

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Hard to say.... depends on<br><br>
1) which temperature monitoring software<br>
2) any overvolting (I assume not , given your mild overclock)<br>
3) what are the load temps (more important)<br><br>
I think this does not sound too low.... I am idling in the high 40's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> , but then again, at a 3.4GHz overclock.
 

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Well the thing is this. I have no idea what the name of the temp program is. But I do know I DL from guru3d.com and its that new one that just came out for Core 2 Due. It uses something thats actually INSIDE the cpu's to take the temps.<br><br>
Also, how in the crap do I check my load temps? I dont understand this. Whenevet my PC is "loaded" I'm doing something. Should I windows key out and check it real fast?<br><br>
And as far as over volting I am pretty sure its still on "auto"
 

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Prime 95 - Download run and monitor temps.<br />
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Also can you give the ambient temp in 'c?<br />
I hate trying to work things out with 2 different values
 

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Download <a href="http://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v2414.exe" target="_blank">Prime95</a>. <br />
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This program has a torture test. Run the torture test (under Options) and set it to run 'In-Place Large FFT's). <br />
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Now, Prime95 only runs single core, so you'll need to run two instances (one for each core). Make two shortcuts to the installed program. In one of the shortcuts add -A0 after the target file, and in the other add -A1.<br />
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Let me know if you have any questions.<br />
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PS: 70F = 21C
 

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Well i wouldnt say its high... my system idles at about 40-42c and loads at about 48-50c all with an ambient of about 28c. Not very efficient if you think about, but im thinking of new ways to imrove the temps.<br />
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When i had my BT hooked up before i wnt H20, i got about the same temps... Though im running supposidly one of the hottest cpu out there <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I'll have to do that at home. I'm at work right now. Although I do allready have Prime 95 Downloaded. I ran it awhile back (but only one session) and it ran for over 12 hours with no errors. <br />
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I guess I would have questions about the shortcuts. I'm not sure I understand that.<br />
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Also, and please forgive me if I sound like I'm questioning the experts here. what exactly does Prime 95 do? I always hear people on here say "run it, and use it" but honestly if I can load up Fear and play for 8 hours straight and my PC never crash wouldnt that be harder on it? I guess I just dont understand Prime 95
 

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Prime95 is a mathematical program giving a real hard workout on the CPU (harder than any game I would say). Now, to really give that CPU a good test, you need to run it twice.<br />
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Thus, two shortcuts! (that should be easy...)<br />
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Right-click on one of the shortcuts<br />
choose properties<br />
select the shortcut tab<br />
in the target bos you'll see: "C:\\Program Files\\Prime95\\Prime95.exe"<br />
add -A0 to it, so it reads: "C:\\Program Files\\Prime95\\Prime95.exe" -A0<br />
Click OK<br />
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Then repeat the same for the other shortcut, but then add -A1.<br />
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Then, run Prime95 twice (once from each shortcut), and run the torture test. Keep an eye on the temps<br />
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PS: I am pretty sure you have Core Temp. Just stay below 60C load.
 

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All i did to run two instances of prime, is install it into 2 different directories. <br />
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Instance:<br />
1 in C:\\program files\\prime95<br />
2 in C:\\Prime95<br />
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Then just creatshortcuts for both on the desk top and opent hem both when you really wanna stress the cpu, find load temps...ect.
 

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about how long into the test should I look up my temps?
 

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Temps will hit max fairly quickly into the test.... few minutes should be enough.
 
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Yup, just a few mins into testing. Lets say 3-5 mins. Some people wait for like 6 hrs to check temps... lol this is totally unnecissary. The cpu will heat up to load temps much quicker than that.
 
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hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?
 

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One last thing, last time I ran Prime 95, other then alittle notepad looking thing scrolling sentences and stuff with numbers in it, it didnt look or sound like my pc was doing anything at all. <br />
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Is that normal? Did I run it right? I mean is that all you see? a list of scrolling numbers and what not?
 

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yes, Prime is a list of scrolling numbers, you can check your CPU load by checking the task manager graph.<br />
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Also, take your vCore off AUTO right away. It is likely the cause of your high temps. You are probably using almost 1.4v since the AUTO voltage increases with the FSB even if it doesn't need it.<br />
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Set your vCore to 1.2 and run the dual prime tests, see what your temps are and see if it passes 12 hours stable....<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Yup, just a few mins into testing. Lets say 3-5 mins. Some people wait for like 6 hrs to check temps... lol this is totally unnecissary. The cpu will heat up to load temps much quicker than that.</div>

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</div>Actually, the temp you see after 3-5 minutes is not 100% accurate. Some heatsinks can become saturated and will actually build up heat over longer periods of time. Usually it is not much, maybe 1-3c, but it is important information, especially if you run 24/7. Besides, you should be testing the overclock with at least 8 hours of stress test anyway <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Actually, the temp you see after 3-5 minutes is not 100% accurate. Some heatsinks can become saturated and will actually build up heat over longer periods of time. Usually it is not much, maybe 1-3c, but it is important information, especially if you run 24/7. Besides, you should be testing the overclock with at least 8 hours of stress test anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></td>
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This is true, i stand corrected :\\ Water systems are typically what suffer from the saturation, because it takes some time for all the water and meatal mass in the loop to heat up. But most air cooler will load max in just a few min because there isnt nearly as much mass.
 

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So I'll check it about an hour into it. AND I'll set my vcore to 1.2 and see if it boots. But somehow I doubt it will, I mean arent Core 2 Duos supposed to run arround 1.3? and if its allready OC'd how would it boot up at 1.2? ah we will see though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?
 

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You're looking pretty good <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Yeah, I think with a BT you can handle that overclock.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">hey i ran the 2x tests with my duo core and this is the temp i got with a standard intel fan 51c, is that good with a standard fan? if i over clocked it 2 around 3.0ghz with the Big typhoon fan do u think i wouldnt have any problems with temps?</div>

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</div>Well With a stock Intel fan at 100 lOad when priming thats not all too bad. However keep it below 60c. If you where to put a BT on it i dont think you would have many if any heat issues at all. However what speed are you running at now ?
 
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