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Q9550 temp problems

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August 24, 2009 4:00:13 PM

I bought a q9550 and the core temp's differ by about 5 degrees and more when just running normal programs like ocz. Is this normal?

I am using the stock cooler, what is the max fan speed? mine reaches +-2000rpm at max revs.

And when 100% under load it gets up to 70-80 degrees C. thats too hot right?

I have orderd a Coolermaster Centurion CM590 (CM-RC590K)case. Will this make a big diference with this temperature problem? curently using a small case

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August 24, 2009 4:05:11 PM

yes, 70-80 is too hot... I dont like to exceed 60-65'ish, to play it safe.

What is your Ambient temps there?
November 27, 2009 5:40:05 AM

check all your cpu fan pins are properly locked or not...if one pin is loose then the cpu temperature will increase like this...if this doesn't works then buy a new third party cpu fan
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November 27, 2009 12:59:13 PM

The new case will help some, but the stock Intel coolers are not correctly oriented to take proper advantage of the increased airflow.

Here are two under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
Xigmatec Dark Knight

They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.

And here's a good budget cooler: