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at work I have a Dell Precision T3600 and I am an overclocker so I monitor the temps with hw monitor while doing cpu strenuous things. I am NOT overclocking this machine. I am not an intel person and I knew they get warm so I didn't think anything of the 86C max temps untill I saw this-

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%20E5-1620.html

which says 64C for a max temp. but here-

http://kelvinreview.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/dell-precision-t3600-workstation-review/

this guy has a similar situation and his is hot too. is this cause for alarm? I am also running dual monitors but a AMD FirePro V5900.

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Sounds a bit on the warm side
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When was the heatsink last cleaned?
 

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Sounds a bit on the warm side
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When was the heatsink last cleaned?
Never, but the machine is only 3 months old and sits on my desk, not the floor... the fact that another person who did that review has similar temps suggests to me that it is normal but it seems really weird that it normally operates 20c over max.
 

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I agree but I'm no expert on these things. Hopefully someone with some knowledge will show up soon and be able to help.
 

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at work I have a Dell Precision T3600 and I am an overclocker so I monitor the temps with hw monitor while doing cpu strenuous things. I am NOT overclocking this machine. I am not an intel person and I knew they get warm so I didn't think anything of the 86C max temps untill I saw this-

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%20E5-1620.html

which says 64C for a max temp. but here-

http://kelvinreview.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/dell-precision-t3600-workstation-review/

this guy has a similar situation and his is hot too. is this cause for alarm? I am also running dual monitors but a AMD FirePro V5900.

Thanks!
I've had a T3600 since it first came out and I thought mine was hot. Basically the default factory setting on the CPU fan is on auto which keeps it low unless it 90c or higher. If you go into the bios and set the fan to medium or high the temps go waaaay down however the downside is the racket it makes. Wish Dell lets speedfan control the cpufan. The Dell setting are horrible. Personally I would like a cooler CPU but no so much noise somewhere between low and medium. unfortunately their BIOS does not permit anything other than those three hardcoded settings
 

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I am sorry to revive this very old thread. Even though this is the only one that pops up if you google T3600 and overheating.

I have found a solution to this problem.

You can use Speedfan to control the fans on this computer (Dell Precision T3600).

Firstly, I'd suggest you change the temp profile to medium in BiOS (this seemed to give more speed steps for the fans, correct me there please).
Seconly, In Speedfan, go to Configure -> Options -> Check Enable DELL support.
Restart Speedfan.

You should now be able to fiddle with T3600 fans.
I am quite noob when it gets to fan control and I trust you can take it from there.
 

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Hi Codeplayer.

Specs:

Xeon E5 1620 V1
Corsair AX1200I
Stock Lenovo s30 motherboard

I have a system with the same cpu (Lenovo S30) and it was also running like 50-60 c idle (stock cooler)

Now I'm running the Lenovo with a Noctua NH-D15S (with the thermal paste from the cooler) and it only did around 5 c difference.

Is it just normal for Xeons to get hot?
Is it beacuse the TDP is 130 watts?
 
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