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January 4, 2009 1:12:19 AM

E4400 Stock speed
Stock intel heat sink
Asus P5Q Se/R
Corair XMS2 1066 (running at 800)
8800GT
Antec Sonota 3 case with the default 1 fan

Core temp shows 75 idle and 100 under load in celcius.

No matter what I do, small amount of arctic silver, more less, none, physically putting more pressure on the heat sink, nothing makes the temp lower.

I am about to go buy a new heat sink. Any suggestions?

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January 4, 2009 1:27:04 AM

Try a different thermal monitoring program.

You can also boot the system and check the temps with coretemp. Then IMMEDIATELY go to the BIOS and see what it says.

The load temp of 100 C really does not make sense because the chip should have shut itself down.
January 4, 2009 1:29:23 AM

The bios shows 86 when coretemp says 100 then I restart and look at bios. Its still a little hot. Last build I used this proc in was around 74 under load.

Trying the intel temp monitor now. Will post results.
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January 4, 2009 1:34:41 AM

It really is that hot.

Speedfan shows the same temps, 98 on core 0 and 100 on core 1
January 4, 2009 1:38:34 AM

If you havnt already, install the heatsink when the motherboard is outside of the case, you need to make sure the push-pins are in all the way and clipped.
January 4, 2009 2:10:12 AM

Thanks guys.

Apparently the lame pins were not seating properly. Just removed motherboard and made sure heat sink was tight (one corner was not seated all the way).

Idle 43 and load 50.

I knew this was proper but just one of the things I forgot.

Thanks guys!
January 4, 2009 2:12:30 AM

kott0n said:
Thanks guys.

Apparently the lame pins were not seating properly. Just removed motherboard and made sure heat sink was tight (one corner was not seated all the way).

Idle 43 and load 50.

I knew this was proper but just one of the things I forgot.

Thanks guys!


See, simple fix. Glad you got it working, saves alot of time, stress and money. This is a prime example as to why I always susgest installing ALL heatsinks, be it push pins or bolt throughs, before putting the motherboard in the case.

The stock cooler is not the best obviously, but its more than adequate for standard use.
January 4, 2009 2:27:25 AM

^meh, i had no trouble taking off the stock sink and installing a xigmatke hdt s963 with pushpins on mine... didnt even follow the instructions and worked first time :D 
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