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November 10, 2007 4:55:39 AM

Hi my E6300 reaches 57deg Core1, 55deg Core 2 in Core Temp using Prime 95 at stock speed.

Is this too hot?

I am still using the stock heatsink/fan, but perhaps it's not properly seated.

I was thinking of replacing the heatsink/fan with an aftermarket one. Perhaps now is a good time to do so.Especially if I want to oc this chip.

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November 10, 2007 5:11:58 AM

That's pretty warm but about what to expect for the stock cooler. How long were you running Prime? How's your cases cooling? It's always a good idea to replace the stock cooler but the one you choose depends on your goal with the system, the faster you want it to be, the better (and usually more expensive) the cooler has to be. Also, what program did you use to determine the temps? I have found that almost every program I use gives me a different tempurature. Try Core Temp and see what you get, it seems to be fairly accurate.
November 10, 2007 6:18:41 AM

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November 10, 2007 7:14:00 AM

Thanks. I've used Core Temp to measure the temps and only ran Prime for around 10 minutes. So it might even get hotter if I run it for longer. My case is an Antec lanboy with a 80mm fan at the front and back.
November 10, 2007 7:51:34 AM

57/55C off the cores on load, is normal. Try running prime for at least 4 hours. If the temps get passed 75C, then I'd be concerned with airflow. If you are sure airflow is adequate, then perhaps 3rd party HSF will do better.

The way I see it, if you did have 57/55C at idle, then I would suspect that the HS isn't installed right.
November 10, 2007 12:21:28 PM

Thanks everyone. :-)
November 10, 2007 1:00:10 PM

vaker5 said:
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Except that cooler still uses the super crappy stock push pin mounting setup.

@OP If you get an aftermarket HS, make sure you get one with a back plate and not the crap stock push pins.
November 10, 2007 2:13:37 PM

Cool thanks Zorg. Yeah I am not a very big fan of those push pins.
November 10, 2007 2:14:45 PM

Zorg said:
Except that cooler still uses the super crappy stock push pin mounting setup.

@OP If you get an aftermarket HS, make sure you get one with a back plate and not the crap stock push pins.

Agrees. I have the exact one and it's a piece of crap
November 10, 2007 2:52:14 PM

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November 10, 2007 3:22:38 PM

cfvh600, depending upon ambient temperature and regardless of whether your E6300 is L2 or B2 Stepping, your Core temperatures, using Prime95 Small FFT's, are not "pretty warm", but are instead "Safe", as shown in the Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-t...

From Section 6 in the Guide:

Scale 5: Duo

E6x00: Tcase Max 61c, L2 Stepping, Tjunction Max 100c, Vcore Max 1.325, TDP 65w, Delta 15c
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

  • When load tesing with Prime95, the CPU, socket, motherboard, and HSF will reach 100% heat saturation in 7 to 8 minutes, so test durations longer than 10 minutes will not yield higher temperatures, provided that ambient temperature remians constant.

  • The stock cooler is adequate up to 1.35 Vcore, which will typically yield an overclock of about 3.0Ghz, depending upon your individual CPU. If you intend to attempt a higher OC, then a better HSF will be required.

    I agree that push pins have their disadvantages, however, if due care is taken during installation, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro performs well enough to cool my Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz, and is far from being "a piece of crap". At a hieght of 126.5mm, it is an excellent choice for those who do not have a "wide body" case.

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    November 10, 2007 4:47:02 PM

    Thanks Computronix, yeah the system is also stable so I shouldn't be worried. :-)
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    November 10, 2007 4:53:46 PM

    Exactly. As long as your summer season ambient room temperature doesn't exceed 25c and you don't plan on extreme overclocking, you should be fine if your Prime95 load tests don't exceed "Warm Scale".

    Enjoy your rig,

    Comp :sol: 
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