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CPU (Core 2 Duo E6850) idling at 18/16 degrees celsius?

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August 14, 2007 9:55:35 PM

I downloaded core temp, speed fan and looked into the bios of my comp and it reported that my cpus idled at 18 and 16 degrees Celsius?? My ambient is 20-22 degrees celsius. IS my Motherboard sensor wrong?

Core 2 Duo E6850
Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
PC Power and Coolign 750W Silencer
Zalman CNPS 9700LED
4 GB OCZ Platinum CLS 4 TIming Ram @ 1066mhz
BFG 8800GTX OC2
Silverstone Tj-09 Silver
2x: LG H62N Sata DVD Writers
Seagate Cuda 7200.10 (500 GB)
4 Fans: (HDD Cage, Middle one, 1 upper, 1 exhaust)
August 14, 2007 10:01:33 PM

I would think it would be. I have an E6600 idles at 30 degrees on a cold day with artic freezer and artic silver 5. and a Q6600 that is a little hotter.

Maybe try another proggy for the reading, i use a combo of the ASUS intergrated (which you cannot use obviously) and TAT from intel which i find good.

Does gigabyte have a thermal analysis tool? that might be worth a look also.
August 14, 2007 10:10:34 PM

Add 15 degrees to those readings to get the correct temperature, that happens because the sensor doesn't report the actual temperature, but the difference between the real temperature and the Tjunction. As you can see, Coretemp reports the E6850 Tjunction as 85 degrees, when it's actually 100.
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August 14, 2007 11:31:28 PM

Quote:
what is the temp in the bios ?
if its the same as the others i would think a bios update is in order


Also a good point of call. I know of a few ASUS mainboards that i own that had bios updates to fix temp sensor readings.
August 14, 2007 11:41:52 PM

and i had the same problem with DFI so i think his trouble is there

heres what i see compared to his with core temp

August 14, 2007 11:44:58 PM

Tried TAT:
August 14, 2007 11:47:38 PM

Id definetly be looking for a BIOS update next then ultra...

if not that, then you might have an awesome CPU for some overclocking lol
August 14, 2007 11:52:13 PM

I hope :) ...
August 14, 2007 11:56:01 PM

whats ultran00b using to cool with ??
he says ambient is 20-22? and what was his temps?22-24 i can see 24 on a good water cooling sys im at 25c now but who knows
anyway i think a bios update is needed to fix all his trouble
August 14, 2007 11:56:33 PM

Also, The Dq6 is Rev A2 with F4 bios... Its pretty new and decent.
August 14, 2007 11:58:24 PM

ultran00b said:
I downloaded core temp, speed fan and looked into the bios of my comp and it reported that my cpus idled at 18 and 16 degrees Celsius?? My ambient is 20-22 degrees celsius. IS my Motherboard sensor wrong?

Core 2 Duo E6850
Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
Gigabyte P35-DQ6
PC Power and Coolign 750W Silencer
Zalman CNPS 9700LED
4 GB OCZ Platinum CLS 4 TIming Ram @ 1066mhz
BFG 8800GTX OC2
Silverstone Tj-09 Silver
2x: LG H62N Sata DVD Writers
Seagate Cuda 7200.10 (500 GB)
4 Fans: (HDD Cage, Middle one, 1 upper, 1 exhaust)
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/4198/hiqn4.png

Cnps 9700 from Zalman:
http://zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=229&code=009
August 15, 2007 12:02:58 AM

well its impossible to run under ambient temps on air cooling with that said i think you need to see if there is a update for your bios heres the link to the newest bios check it before you install them

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Mod... erboard&ProductID=2532&ProductName=GA-P35-DQ6
August 15, 2007 12:04:30 AM

id guess 22 is about ambient... My ac could be colder lol...
August 15, 2007 12:16:50 AM

ultran00b said:
id guess 22 is about ambient... My ac could be colder lol...

well maybe 22c is 71.6 f but i think your running hotter than you think .at the least test and see were your at

you have a nice sys and know one wants to see you or it go up
August 15, 2007 12:27:16 AM

it is actually quite possible to run an air cooler at sub ambient temperature, you see, moving air has a "chill factor" and the cooler the air is to start with the bigger this chill factor is, also the faster the air is moving the bigger the chill factor it, thats why on a cold windy day you are alot colder than when it isn't windy.

PS, i still doubt that is your real temps, add 15oC to it and that is right.
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