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E8400 Intel Quiet cooler @ 65+ degrees

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  • Asus
  • Core Temp
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  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
March 19, 2008 12:45:00 PM

Hi all,

My new cpu is running a little hot.

I’ve been running core temp and the on board asus temp monitoring software.

Having read a number of threads on the matter I was expecting both the ASUS and core temp to be reading their values directly from the CPU. There is however a 10 degree difference between the two?

Idling I am running at 43-50 degrees and under load I caught core temp reading 102 degress C!!! on one of my cores. As a secondary matter I though the CPU should have shut its self down at that temp?

Any how anyone else is using the same or similar cpu with the intel quiet cooler and if so are you having the same problems.

And is my CPU likely to be toasted? Though it has only been running at these stupid temp for 4 days at a few hours at a time?


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March 19, 2008 6:59:12 PM

Spec up date

My system,

It should be noted that i am haveing problems with my cooler, i am running at 45-50+ degress while i idle!. already onto the people who built it.

MB: ASUS P5K SE Bios Version 0704 Dated 11/30/2007
CPU: E8400 (3Ghz) Model 7 REV C0
Ram : DD2 4GB (P6400) Corsair 2 x 2GB
Grap: Nvidia GF 8600 GT
Windows XP with Service pack 2
Direct X 9

Anela, as best as i can tell my MB drivers are upto date? Do you need anything else?

Just updating non esental window files and will work on my graphics next

March 19, 2008 8:42:04 PM

There's issues with the E8400 sensors, there's quite a few people with them.

If the ASUS temp monitoring is correct and displaying the Tcase, then yes, you have a cooling problem. Make sure your cooler is properly seated, most of the time that will solve the issue.
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March 20, 2008 12:40:45 PM

Oh yes there are some issue with my new CPU!
April 12, 2008 11:02:28 AM

The E8400 does not play nice with many core temperature programs. Use a programm called realtemp 2.4 -this program does report the accurate temperature. At first I thought I was roasting my E8400 till I found this out. Now my overclocked E8400 (3600ghz) runs at 40 idle and 64 under load.
April 12, 2008 12:24:01 PM

its best to use coretemp/real temp to calibrate speedfan for everyday use and easy monitoring
April 14, 2008 10:50:16 PM

perhaps the heatsink is not seated correctly. remove, repaste and reseat
April 14, 2008 10:52:15 PM

as to above^

remember to use thermal paste cleaner to clean off the old paste.if you havent got any alcohol cleaner you could also use vinegar to clean the base.but dont leave the vinegar on there for too long.rinse after vinegar clean.