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E2160 to 2.7 Ghz Temps Ok?

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February 17, 2008 1:27:57 PM

I was wondering if these temps are fine for idle on an e2160. this is my first overclock that hasnt overheated (I adjusted the vcore myself instead of letting my mobo do it) This is using a Zalman 9500 HSF :

Using intel's TAT program i did full load on both cores and reached 57 max. Is that ok. I never reach full load hbut i dont want my CPU to die :p 

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February 17, 2008 3:59:23 PM

Yes, if your load core temp is 57C, you're fine. However, use Orthos or Prime95 small FTT test to find your load temps, not TAT.
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February 17, 2008 10:53:43 PM

itsbmw, welcome to Tom's. There are Stickies at the top of each Forum, so please read them before posting.

From the Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide:

Section 1: Introduction

Intel provides separate thermal specifications for 2 different sensor types; a single Case Thermal Diode located within the CPU die between the Cores, and Digital Thermal Sensors located within each Core. The Case Thermal Diode measures Tcase (Temperature Case), which is commonly known as CPU temp, and the Digital Thermal Sensors measure Tjunction (Temperature Junction), which is commonly known as Core temp. Since these sensors measure 2 distinct thermal levels, there is a constant temperature difference between them, which is referred to as Tcase to Junction Delta. C2Q`s have 1 Tcase and 4 Junction sensors, while C2D`s have 1 Tcase and 2 Junction sensors.

When listing Idle & Load test Results, it's also necessary to list the Variables as shown below:


Tcase = Idle & Load
Tjunction = Idle & Load, hottest Core


Ambient = Room Temp
Chipset = Model
C2Q / C2D = Model
CPU Cooler = Model
Frequency = CPU Clock
Load = Test Program
Motherboard = Model
Stepping = Revision
Vcore = CPU Voltage

Section 6: Scale

Scale 6: Duo
E21x0: Tcase Max 61c, L2 Stepping, Tjunction Max 100c, Vcore Default 1.312, TDP 65w, Delta 15c

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

Section 8: Tools

Note 4: The software utility (TAT) Thermal Analysis Tool at maximum settings will simulate 100% Thermal Load, which would equal Prime95 at 114% Workload ~5c hotter. This provides the most extreme testing available for CPU and system cooling efficiency. Since TAT is coded to measure Notebook temps, it identifies a C2D as Pentium M. As Notebooks have no Integrated Heat Spreader, thermal scaling differs from desktop CPU`s, so TAT indicates ~ 2c lower, and depending on Variables, temps may be Offset by more than 15c. It is therefore recommended that TAT be used for extreme thermal testing only, and temps regarded as unreliable.

Since all temperatures are referrenced to a standard Ambient (room temperature) of 22c, it is not possible to qualify your temperatures, unless you also provide your Ambient temperature.

I hope this answers your questions.

Comp :sol: 
February 18, 2008 6:13:08 PM

Thanks comp. My temperatures are getting lower. I am still breaking in the arctic silver 5. I forgot about that thread. And i have read it dozens of times. thanks!