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High Temps w/E6600 & Intel 975XBX?

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August 17, 2006 12:51:26 AM

Just assembled & booted system up....idle temps are 44-46 deg C.
Is this abnormally high, or is it just the intel mobo diode???

System...
Thermaltake Matrix VX 3000 w/ see through panel
Thermaltake Pure Power 500W TWV W0057-Rev 1
2gb Patriot CL4 ddr2 800
zalman 9500 led
2 case fans
evga 7600GT
2 DVD burners
2 74gb 16mb wd raptors
2 Seagate 320GB 26MB 7200.10
E6600

Input is appreciated!
August 17, 2006 2:00:00 AM

make sure your thermal paste is applied correctly and and your zalman fan is secured and sitting properly to your board.

yay first post
August 17, 2006 2:17:54 AM

I also get 40-45 C idle. I dont know what the problem is tho. I have scythe MineCooler with Asus P5B deluxe. 40-45 is actually what got lowered from 50+ too. Any good fan suggestions?
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August 17, 2006 3:22:21 AM

to both of you, i'd suggest reseating your processors and using arctic silver 5 thermal compound... 45C is just too high an idle temp for a C2D. I have a scythe ninja cooler, and my e6700 idles at 22-25C... so for a normal cpu cooler, i'd say you should be idling b/w 30-35C.
August 17, 2006 11:43:04 AM

I am using artic silver 5...I believe I may have used a little too much of it though. Also, I've heard talk of the intel d975xbx having temperature readings off by 10-15 deg C.
August 17, 2006 3:00:01 PM

use CORE TEMP to get ur temps, 40c is bout normal for a core2 on stock intel hsf in a 20c room
August 17, 2006 3:49:48 PM

There should be a general rule of thumb here?

Something like:

19-30c idle would prolly be the most ideal temp.

38-45C idle temp is okay or decent.

55-60C idle temp... NOT okay.

Unless all circumstances are the same (same MB, room temp, perhaps HSF), people shouldn't trust someone elses temp.
August 17, 2006 6:00:15 PM

Thanks guys :D 

I'm wondering though, if this will affect my 400mhz fsb goal :oops: 
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