I even tried putting the stock cooler on, and it overheated on boot-up.
Is there something wrong with my cooler? Or is there something wrong with the CPU itself?
Whatever is wrong, could you guys tell meh, and give me a solution. Thanks!
E8400@GA-P35-DS3L (stock cooler and default frequencies) With core temp I get like 53-55C on idle and 71C on full load, room temperature some 24 in the morning 30-34 during the day (well it's summer), which means speed fan is like 10C degrees lower. Maybe I mounted the cooler wrong, took it out of the box and pushed the pins (guess it has the pre-applied thermal solution from intel). Is there some sticker on the cooler I should have removed because I looked and did not seem to be.. Case is an AC Silentium, which means 17cm in total and roughly 15.5cm from the cpu to install a new cooler (thus thermalright 120 out of the question), any suggestions? (maybe the Tuniq 120). Any real danger at these temperatures? (I am not really that interested in overcloacking, but I do not want to fry anything) Also the heatsink on the cooler is rather cold, but then any very small overcloack is unstable, so either i mounted the cooler wrong or the mobo (latest bios) reads incorrectly (some 44-49C in bios).
A significant percentage of 45 nanometer processors are known to have defective DTS (Core temperature sensors) which "stick" at Idle, and won't indicate the actual temperatures. Sensors can be tested by using Real Temp 2.6 - http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/
Fine... have it your way real temp reads the two cores values as 62-62 under full load (3x winrar multithread doing a huge archive will do the trick), idles at 46-48, test sensor shows lots of values each time i test (9-7, 9-8, 10-7, 10-8, 8-7) but most often 9-7 . I only asked if I should worry not to follow some guide and do the maths...
not that anyone cares but what the heck its all fun!
Are you 15 years old or drunk or both?
Maybe a little bit egotistical?
Who said anything about Dell built systems? I built mine myself.
I offered a temperture comparison for comparison purposes for the OP to another poster running same set-up.
I use a Vendetta cooler, not an Artic, or were you too drunk or full of yourself to notice?
Grow up and learn some proper grammer and spelling.
@kpo6969 Yes your set-up is similar, thanks for the info, i will be upgrading that lame cooler. Two choices come to mind, the Tuniq 120 Tower or the Zalman 9500, but mainly what I want is a silent cooler that can also do a good job at medium rpm. I don't think that overcloacking to 4.2Ghz would make that much of a difference in games (maybe a 10% gain at most), so the main purpose to do this is either to brag about it or to have a leverage in video editing or 3DS or any other CAD software (especially if you have quad cpu). Sure, if you have a good cooler then overcloacking is a bonus for all the money you spent, but applying fashion to cpuz, well that's funny and lame: dude that is so last summer, now they are wearing quad