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September 2, 2008 5:53:30 AM

So, I have my E8300 running at 4Ghz stable. Ambient room temp is between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The temp question: it idles (0%) at 47C (49C when the front door is shut and it's tilted to block light while I'm sleeping). 100% Load it hits 60C (62C under other stated conditions). Is this too hot, all things considered. Also, my board is an EVGA 680i, cooler is a Coolermaster Geminii with 2 120mm Thermaltake Thunderblades on it, I use OCZ Ultra +5 (same as AS5), and I'm 100% sure it is properly mounted.

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September 2, 2008 12:40:48 PM

i have that same board, but use a Q6600 my general rule is not to exceed 50C under load or around that 60C is hot but wont kill the CPU right away it is decreaseing its life quite a bit though, if i where you i would consider if you really need 4Ghz im sure 3.4 would be fine for what you need and the CPU would last a lot longer
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September 2, 2008 12:47:33 PM

Any full-load temp over 68 is cause for concern. You're running to hot as is.
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September 2, 2008 1:24:12 PM

obviously the cooler it runs the longer the cpu will last. but those temps aren't too concerning. if they were in the 70's, then you would need to turn down the overclock a bit.
September 2, 2008 1:57:20 PM

Thanks, good to know it won't fry it too soon. Main cause of concern is I used to have a Pentium D and these temps are actually comparable (they are still lower).
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September 2, 2008 2:18:44 PM

If you going to be overclocking, you really should read this guide. There are two different temperature sensors on your chip. One is the tcase (cpu temperature) which is what auscanzukus is talking about, the other is tjunction (core temperatures). When asking for help with your temperatures, you need to tell us which sensor your reading from, and what program your using. Anyway, reading this guide is recommended.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-t...
September 2, 2008 5:14:31 PM

I'm using nVidia Monitor, it doesn't say which sensor it is using.
September 3, 2008 5:37:46 PM

I'm using core temp and I have a core 2 quad q9300 with box fan and thermal pad that runs 48C idle and 63C 100% load. My last cpu is AMD 64 X2 4800+ and it runs 28C idle 38C 100% load with box fan and arctic silver. I used and ASUS utility to monitor the AMD also. 63C with the Intel was a bit disconcerting. I looked up the Intel documentation and it says those temps are within the threshold. I plan on getting an aftermarket cpu fan and use some arctic silver because if even if those temps are normal that hot cpu is running up my case temp.
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