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Was the E8400's stuck temp sensor problem fixed for the newer E8400's?

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November 3, 2009 7:18:45 PM

I bought my E8400 in April from Newegg. Ever since then my Core temps have been at 39C for 95% of the 140 days my computer has been running for. It never changes. I know this is a really common issue. I have just been running my E8400 at stock settings inside an Antec 900 case, with an Arctic Cooler 7. I have overkill Case and CPU cooling for stock E8400 settings and i knew the readings weren't accurate, so I didn't worry.

Well I'm in the process of revising my computer setup, and I want to Overclock my E8400. I was basically approved by Intel to RMA my E8400. Since I am overclocking soon, I want accurate temperatures if at all possible.

So my question is do the newest made E8400's still have the same problem?

I searched all over and I couldn't find any info about if they have been fixed or not.

Thanks for reading.



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Check out these pictures. What would you guys do if you were me? Would you RMA it?

Sensor Test 1: http://i37.tinypic.com/jj9pmr.jpg
Sensor Test 2: http://i37.tinypic.com/k1q3hi.jpg
Total PC Up time: http://i38.tinypic.com/2ez466t.jpg
Intel Convo: http://i38.tinypic.com/261oxh2.jpg
November 3, 2009 8:17:03 PM

I looked through the most recent Newegg E8400 reviews and I found that the last review in which someone mentions getting an E8400 with a stuck temp sensor was 2 1/2 months ago(mid-august). There have been around 80 reviews since then without any reports of stuck or faulty sensors.

I think I will RMA unless anyone has something to say.

My PC Specs:
Antec 900 Case
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400@3ghz (SLB9J. Pack Date:2/26/09)
Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7(Arctic Silver 5)
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked
Antec EarthWatts EA650
G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1066
WD 500GIG 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache
Acer X193W+BD 19in LCD
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November 3, 2009 8:43:22 PM

1. Download RealTemp and run the "Test Sensor". That way, you actually know it's a sensor problem and not a mounting problem.

2. IIRC, Newegg doesn't accept RMAs for CPUs after 30 days.
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November 5, 2009 7:11:20 PM

Shadow703793 said:
1. Download RealTemp and run the "Test Sensor". That way, you actually know it's a sensor problem and not a mounting problem.

2. IIRC, Newegg doesn't accept RMAs for CPUs after 30 days.

1. I have already done that. I've used RealTemp for a long time.
2. I didn't say Newegg was accepting the RMA, I said Intel was.

But I appreciate the response. Thank you.

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November 5, 2009 7:35:56 PM

The sensor is perfectly accurate at any temperature overclockers actually care about.
It reads over 44C just perfectly fine, and temp isn't a concern until it's 60+.
So even if Intel approves your RMA, personally I think its a waste of time.

Core temps (Tjunction) are usually 3-5C over CPU Temp (Tcase), so you can usually guess the temp anyway within a few degrees. But it's the load temps that are important, not the idle temps.

Sounds like a waste of time to me.
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November 5, 2009 8:33:10 PM

SpidersWeb said:
The sensor is perfectly accurate at any temperature overclockers actually care about.
It reads over 44C just perfectly fine, and temp isn't a concern until it's 60+.
So even if Intel approves your RMA, personally I think its a waste of time.

Core temps (Tjunction) are usually 3-5C over CPU Temp (Tcase), so you can usually guess the temp anyway within a few degrees. But it's the load temps that are important, not the idle temps.

Sounds like a waste of time to me.

Thanks for the response. I think you're right. The CPU has performed great, and it appears to read accurately over 39C. Is a 1-2 week wait really worth possibly the same outcome, or worse? I don't really think so.
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November 5, 2009 9:58:21 PM

Yeah mine sticks at 42, despite a moment of confusion (before learning about the issue), hasn't caused me any grief.

Good luck with your overclock!
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