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Is this fine for e6300 wolfdale?

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February 28, 2010 3:33:37 PM

I have 2.8 GHz E6300 wolfdale on stock cooler and core 1 & 2 idle at 34 and 40 respectively. is this fine?
also i put this cpu through the intel burn test and it got to 80 for both cores

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February 28, 2010 3:37:45 PM

34 to 40 idles is ok the 80 during you burn test is a bit high if you had an aftermarket cooler it would not go that high the small coolers intel gives you just cant disapate heat when it gets to higher temps.
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February 28, 2010 3:40:11 PM

I'm not sure what the rated max. temps are for those chips but 80C does seem pretty hot! Have you overclocked on this or is it at stock speed?
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February 28, 2010 3:45:24 PM

He is obviously overclocked anda good bit too stock is 1.86 ghz. Look into an aftermarket cooler dosent have to be real expensive one i use an OCZ vendetta2 got for 29.99 and it woks nicely. Dont expect to see your idle temps drop. The big aftermarket coolers work well when you start producing lots of heat. I would expect with aftermarket cooler those core temps will go down to lower 60s.
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February 28, 2010 3:46:00 PM

that stock speed, its the e6300 that 45-nm instead of 65.
they come clocked at 2.8 and they are a lot more easier to overclock but at the moment i have no need for overclocking.
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February 28, 2010 3:49:49 PM

O did not know that then those temps are way too high reset heatsink with some artic silver 5thermal paste you are prob not getting full contact with the heatsink
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February 28, 2010 3:50:02 PM

As mentioned above the only thing you can really do is get an aftermarket cooler. Even a lower end one should perform better than the intel stock heatsink. Make sure it's all seated correctly and apply the correct amount of thermal paste and you should see those temps drop.
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February 28, 2010 3:57:54 PM

well i will do that then report back, hope by the end of next month i will have a proper heat sink. thank you guys
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February 28, 2010 5:50:08 PM

so reapplied the thermal past. since it was a dual core i did the line application method and i found out my stock cooler had two pins that weren't sitting properly.
how long should i wait so i can actually start getting readings of temperature that are accurate?
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February 28, 2010 6:09:04 PM

The two pins that aren't seating don't sound good. If proper contact with the chip isn't being made then the heatsink won't dissipate the heat well enough. This may be why your noticing higher temps at max load. Try a burn-in test and see what happens.
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February 28, 2010 6:20:21 PM

Far better than they were :)  60C sounds a lot healthier than 80C at full load. You should be ok with those temps but you said you had a new cooler on the way so they should improve again with that installed. Good luck!
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February 28, 2010 6:22:36 PM

Thank you so much for the help. :) 
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February 28, 2010 6:50:17 PM

No probs :) 
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