Are these temps to high?

First let me outline my specs etc

e6700 @ 3.00GHZ
300MHZ Clock
10x multiplier
I am using stock heatsink and fan
Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
voltage 1.2v CPU-Z (1.256 in bios)
Room Temp is about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Thermaltake Soprano Case (2x120mm fans, one in front, one in back, 1x80mm side fan)

I am getting idle temps of about 50 degrees Celsius, and when having 100% load with Prime 95 on both cores about 62-64. Core 0 is typically a degree or two hotter than Core 1 (that really bad?), sometimes as much as 4 but thats very rare and temporary. I think I may have applied either too much or too little of the compound possibly or not evenly enough.
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  1. saltshaker, from the Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-temperature-guide

    Scale 5: Duo

    E6x00: Tcase Max 60c, B2 Stepping, Tjunction Max 85c, Vcore Max 1.3525, TDP 65w, Delta 15c

    -Tcase/Tjunction-
    --60--/--75--75-- Hot
    --55--/--70--70-- Warm
    --50--/--65--65-- Safe
    --25--/--40--40-- Cool

    Comp :sol:
  2. saltshaker said:
    First let me outline my specs etc

    e6700 @ 3.00GHZ
    300MHZ Clock
    10x multiplier
    I am using stock heatsink and fan
    Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
    voltage 1.2v CPU-Z (1.256 in bios)
    Room Temp is about 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Thermaltake Soprano Case (2x120mm fans, one in front, one in back, 1x80mm side fan)

    I am getting idle temps of about 50 degrees Celsius, and when having 100% load with Prime 95 on both cores about 62-64. Core 0 is typically a degree or two hotter than Core 1 (that really bad?), sometimes as much as 4 but thats very rare and temporary. I think I may have applied either too much or too little of the compound possibly or not evenly enough.



    Well your idlem temp is a little high but your load temp is fine
    my E6600@ 32. idles @ 43 and full load temp is 64
  3. When I run at stock speed and voltage my idles are about 32-34. Are those high as well?

    Could anyone speculate as to why my idle temps are a bit up there? I want to keep this processor at least 2 years. I know it will be far from top of the line but, I'm cheap. In the near future I will be buying a higher quality heat sink.

    I read somewhere "grating" your cpu and heatsink will lower your temps drastically. Something along the lines of rubbing sandpaper against my CPU and heat sink sounds a bit risky...
  4. Your temperatures are "Safe", assuming of course, that they're accurate. The "grating" you are referring to is know as "lapping". You can find the information in the "Cooler and Heatsincs" Forum. Also, if you want to understand your temperatures and learn how to test, calibrate and properly monitor them, then use the link provided above to read the temp Guide.

    Comp :sol:
  5. Thanks for the info. I am using the latest version of Core Temp to monitor my temps.
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