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CPU idle at 75c+ HALP

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May 15, 2009 4:15:21 AM

I seemed to have had a problem with Intel's speed step lowering the multiplier on my cpu too much and in trying to change it I broke my mobo. Now, with my new mobo, my cpu has it's full x8 multiplier but it's throttling because it's running at 75c. From the research I've done this is way too high for a non-OC'd E6400 with the stock cooling, I should be more like 45-50c.


BTW. Temps are from Core Temp.

Intel C2D E6400 2.13Ghz
Bus 266 Mhz
FSB 1066 Mhz

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May 15, 2009 7:27:23 AM

How long have you had that CPU? I'd suggest you add better cooling but that non-OC overheating means that there could be something wrong with the chip. Unless you're based in a warm and humid country.
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May 15, 2009 1:08:50 PM

Or the HSF is not seated properly.
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May 15, 2009 1:18:23 PM

jsc said:
Or the HSF is not seated properly.

May 15, 2009 5:34:26 PM

I'm pretty positive that it's on right, but I'll double check. And I've had the cpu for a few years.
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May 18, 2009 2:35:41 AM

Maybe the HSF got knocked out of position or something. Any updates?