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Hello all.

I'm having a issue with my E7400, I don't know why its running so hot, or if the temp its running at is normal?

I'm still very new to over-clocking and just built myself a new pc.
I'm running everything with stock coolers.

I've over-clocked the E7400 to 3Ghz. with 286fsb, it runs at 35°C idle, and under a stress test in prime95, it hits 57°C-60°C

The Voltage is set to auto in the bios, so when idle its at 1.264V, and under stress, 1.272V.

I tried over clocking it to 3.5, at 333fsb (3.5ghz) and its idle temp was around 33C and under stress it reached 66C.

But i wanted to know 2 things:

1. I use the asus AI tools that controls the fan speed and shows load and temps, and that's what i been using to monitor temps, since its a asus board. But when i look at the temps with "real temp" or "core temp" they are about 10C higher. so which one should i trust?

2. what is the "safe" temp range for this processor, and what is its maximum? since I'm still new to over-clocking i dont know what's safe and what's not, since the processor doesn't tell me.

Any help is welcomed, and since i have only changed the fsb speed. i'm not sure if i must change anything else.
 

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Do yourself a favor and download real temp.
Make sure the tjmax is set to 100c.

Those temps are fine. 60C is about the temp most people will reach out to. You might look into an aftermarket heatsink for your processor and some new thermal compound if you are concerned.

I would recommend OCZ freeze or Arctic Cooling MX-2 for thermal compound and probably a AC freezer 7 pro for the heat sink.
 

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1. Those temps are actually not that bad. Real Temp will be ~10C higher, because it is projecting core temperatures. And obviously it should be a little higher in the cores.

2. I wouldn't go over 70C or 75C personally, some people have different limits though.

As stated you can always consider an aftermarket heatsink: I personally would suggest a Noctua nhu12p, if your looking for performance without the sound of a leaf-blower.

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Do yourself a favor and download real temp.
Make sure the tjmax is set to 100c.
He is using Real Temp, that is the whole point of the post.
 

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1) The difference between Asus' tool and core temp seems just about right. Core temp and real temp take the measuring from the distance to tjunction of the cores, while asus' tool is reading the cpu temp which is outside the core and thus cooler.

2)In realtemp make note of the distance to tjmax. You'll want to stay approx 30 degrees from that. Your current load temp (57-60c) is completely safe and there is nothing to worry about. Consider aftermarket cooling if you want better temps.
 

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If you were to get a new heatsink, which is highly recomended, considering the joke that intel provides, i recomend the xigmatek s1283, its one of the top preforming heatsinks, and will do very well.
 

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I am running an e7400 on stock cooling for the moment. I have a zalman CNPS9700 on the way and will be using artic silver. I am also probally going to lap my cpu and heatsink. My temps right now are 33 33 at idle and will get into the high 60's while running cpuburn-in. Intel says 74c is the max. I wouldn't go above 70c. That is why I went ahead and sprung for the new gear on the way.
 

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I'm over-clocked to 3.5 right now, and did a test with core temp and it hit 73C+ and went under 30tjmax. so i think I'm going to just run it at 3GHZ for now. because i am planing on buying the Gigabyte G-POWER COOLER PRO or the Gigabyte G-POWER COOLER II PRO. but that's when i have money available.

Since I'm going to stick with 3ghz, would it be better for me to turn on speed steeping and C1E? (since i have it disabled now)
 

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Since I'm going to stick with 3ghz, would it be better for me to turn on speed stepping and C1E? (since i have it disabled now)
I keep it enabled after i get a stable overclock. Just no point in keeping it that high all the time. When it will become available when needed.
 

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He is using Real Temp, that is the whole point of the post.
Actually i'm using The asus Tool and real temp to monitor temps, that's why i was asking opinions because asus tools report 10C less in heat then real temp.
 

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The post doesn't say he is using real temp. Are you sure you're not just making things up?

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But when i look at the temps with "real temp" or "core temp" they are about 10C higher. so which one should i trust?
Yeah.
That is what I do, I make up posts using the subject of Real Temp.


You do understand English, correct?
 

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Originally Posted by EntropyTTU View Post
Yeah.
That is what I do, I make up posts using the subject of Real Temp.


You do understand English, correct?
I retracted my post go back and look. Eager to start an internet argument aren't you? Go find somewhere else to troll.
 

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Phinix do you know what the VID of your chip is? I am trying to figure out what mine is but am having no luck since i'm running Linux
 

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I'm not sure what the start-up voltage of my'n is but i know that the lowest recommended voltage of the E7400 is 0.85V
 
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