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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    So I have taken the HSF out cleaned the processor with arti clean, reapplied Artic silver and I am still getting a temp reading of 42 degrees. Speed Fan is currently saying 42 degrees and 32 degrees for both cores.

    The Bios says 42 degrees and Nvidia monitor says 47 degrees.

    THe HSF I have is a tuniq tower and I have the fan set to medium.

    Will these temps get lower as the burn in procedure is carried out or do you think this is my set temperature? also could my HSF be faulty?
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with that temp. Most mb's operate a cut-out (sometimes configurable) in the range of 60-70+.

    I wouldn't get too fixated about it.
     
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    I just thought the temp should be lower, especially when there's nothing much happening, but I have just been playing Call of Duty 4 for 10 minutes and I checked speed fan immediatley after exiting the game and cpu temp had hardley risen :blink
     
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    Well that's good !

    If it's all running ok then leave well alone.

    I run a quad core with a standard fan, Machine stays on 24/7 and is used for CoD4 plus studies and lots of other stuff. I don't worry about temp at all and it all runs fine.
     
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    I am gonna run 3d mark 06 once it's downloaded and see if anything happens during that, I just expected the temp to read about 30 but like you say, just been on COD4 and speed fan said 42 & 35 so must be OK

    Thanks.
     
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    greenbrucelee,

    Which make is the CPU, Intel or AMD?
     
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    It's an Intel E8400.
     
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    Seems to be a lot of debate about temperatures, but these people quote 75+ degrees C !

    Not sure if you have an issue or not, 44 degrees C sounds in range to me. There may be a software temp measure error or not.

    Intel has Thermal Specification at 72.4°C, so it definitely sounds in range to me.

    Have you upgraded you MOBO bios to latest version and checked whatever you temperature measuring system is for support ?

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/221745-11-core-quad-temperature-guide
     
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    i agree, they look like perfectly reasonable temps to me
     
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    Hi GBL, which case did you go for in the end? I take it was antec 900? or maybe a better case:)
     
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    I went for the antec 1200, I have the BIOS before the latest one, I will upgrade and see what happens. I didn't realise there could be a software issue with reading temps.
     
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    Apparently a program called real temp is one to use for newer wolfdale cpus I will download that tommorow and see what it says
     
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    If its not broken don't fix it!
     
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    I flashed the BIOS with the latest one, but it didn't make any difference.

    I also downloaded an app called real temp and its show both cores at 37 instead of 42, however I am not too fussed now as if I was going to have an overheating problem I think it probably would have shown up when I ran 3d mark 06 this morning.
     
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    *nods*

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    Agreed. 8)
     
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