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October 2, 2006 8:06:22 AM

I'm running a Core 2 Duo e6700 at stock,. The HSF is a Zalman CNPS9500 and I used AS5. I plan to OC in the near future but right now my temps are insanely high. I have a Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS case with one 12cm intake fan, 12cm and 9cm exhaust fan on the back, and a 9cm exhaust on the top. When running Intel's TAT it reads both cores at 51 C at idle, and 65 C for both cores under full load. I carefully touched the heatsink when putting the cores under load but it was barely warm to the touch. Does anyone have any ideas why my temperatures are so high? Help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for feedback. :) 

Complete system:

p5w dh deluxe mobo
core 2 duo e6700 (stock)
zalman cnps9500 LED
2x 1GB PC6400 Corsair XMS2 5-5-5-12
OCZ Game Xstream 700w PSU
Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS case
1x 74GB WD Raptor SATA 150
2x 250GB WD Caviar SATA 3.0gb/s
Sapphire Radeon X1900XTX GPU
Creative X-Fi Platinum

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October 2, 2006 8:18:22 AM

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I'm running a Core 2 Duo e6700 at stock,. The HSF is a Zalman CNPS9500 and I used AS5. I plan to OC in the near future but right now my temps are insanely high. I have a Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS case with one 12cm intake fan, 12cm and 9cm exhaust fan on the back, and a 9cm exhaust on the top. When running Intel's TAT it reads both cores at 51 C at idle, and 65 C for both cores under full load. I carefully touched the heatsink when putting the cores under load but it was barely warm to the touch. Does anyone have any ideas why my temperatures are so high? Help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for feedback. :) 

Complete system:

p5w dh deluxe mobo
core 2 duo e6700 (stock)
zalman cnps9500 LED
2x 1GB PC6400 Corsair XMS2 5-5-5-12
OCZ Game Xstream 700w PSU
Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS case
1x 74GB WD Raptor SATA 150
2x 250GB WD Caviar SATA 3.0gb/s
Sapphire Radeon X1900XTX GPU
Creative X-Fi Platinum


They are not that high, at least not "insanely". TAT reads in die temps. If you were using PC probe, or looking at the BIOS temps, you should see about 20'C lower (ABOUT) as PCProbe and the BIOS give on die, not in die temps. In any event it does sound like you mis-seated your HSF which is annoyingly common problem with Core 2s

No need to be worried though so as the Core 2 CPUs have thermal protection which will prevent the chip from frying. In any event, if your BIOS idle is reading high (above 35-36'C) just take the HSF off and reseat it. Best to do this with the mobo OUT of the case
October 2, 2006 9:55:05 AM

In BIOS and PC Probe II I get idle temps of 36 C and full load temps of 53 C. Heatsink barely feels warm when I touch it, only a slight warmth to the touch. Are the temps I'm getting in TAT something I should be worried about?
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