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New e6850 running at 79 degrees C?!

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July 25, 2007 8:51:53 PM

Well, i just finished building my new computer and i have a problem. It is an e6850 dual core processor on an Abit IP35 Pro motherboard. I checked the bios and after about a minute on, the CPU reads at 79 degrees, with the shutdown being 85. What could be the problem?? Im fairly certin the heatsink and fan are on correctly..

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July 25, 2007 9:25:22 PM

Did you use thermal paste?
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July 25, 2007 10:15:59 PM

yeah we used what came with the stock heatsink
July 26, 2007 6:46:13 AM

monbackey said:
yeah we used what came with the stock heatsink

Did you buy a separate cpu fan? Cause one of the main complaints that have been made to intel is that they went cheaped out on the stock cooling.
July 26, 2007 7:20:32 AM

Most likely it isn't mounted properly. make sure all four pegs are tight!
July 26, 2007 7:24:54 AM

I agree, I got the same exact problem with my e6600's hsf. All of the pins need to be stable, not all wiggly. Otherwise they aren't seated properly.
July 26, 2007 7:46:07 AM

Seems like you've got poor contact between HSF and CPU. You have to apply a Lot of pressure for the stock HSF to fit right. I knew about this problem before hand and purchased a better cooling HSF. Tuniq Tower 120
July 26, 2007 9:04:39 AM

Definitely bad heatsink installation
July 26, 2007 9:33:49 AM

Dido on heatsink, or your motherboard temp senser is bad. I would buy a new heatsink anyway. My E6850 will go 3.9ghz Orthos stable and after 10 hours only be 55c. But that's with H20.