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Can you plesae tell me whether my temps are ok

Hey guyz


Please can you confirm my temperatures are alright or what..


I get 84 c maximum in real temp with 100 cpu load

Is that tooo much...

I have a

Core 2 quad 8400
G31mxp motherboard
3GB ram ddr 2 667
HD 4850 512 mb vga

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  1. Also, are you overclocking? if not, those temps are out of control, if you are overclocking, then you might need to back down a bit.
  2. Sounds like your heatsink is not making full contact with the CPU. You should take it apart clean off the old thermal compound then reset it with some fresh compound. While you have it off get all the dust out of it if it is dusty.
  3. It is very hot. Not good.
  4. I already got a intel socket 775 fan and replaced the thermal...

    I dont know the ambient temps.
    Guyz please help.
  5. I already got a intel socket 775 fan and replaced the thermal...

    I dont know the ambient temps.
    Guyz please help.
  6. Hey can it the problem with the heatsink coz i just got a socket 775 cpu i dont know whether it is for core 2 quad.


    Or is g31mxk a problem.....with core 2 quad..
  7. Maybe, that's what I'm thinking.
  8. I'm thinking heatsink also since we do not know which brand or what its thermal design is but before you purchase, please ensure you have applied the thermal paste properly (too much can cause high cpu temps also) and that the retension mechanism is installed properly.
  9. We dont get that good thermal in Sri lanka..


    I used something called microsis or something..

    Can the board be the prob
  10. Now it is reduced 2 83c
  11. amazed the intel chips can get that hot and still function, msot AMD chips would be a smoking ruin at 84C
  12. Dude Id pull off the heatsink, slap some thermal paste on, stress for around 15 mins, to check temps, if they are the same, buy a new fansink. ;D
  13. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3424

    Guyz look at this it says tjunction 100 c

    Please help man

    I use real temp to measure
  14. If it is a stock Intel or even a lot of the aftermarket ones they have those dumb pins which can be a pain to get in. Sometimes one corner will not click totally and this will make your temps go crazy. Also another good idea is to pull the heatsink and look at the thermal compound make sure that it is makeing 100% contact. If you still have a problem with it after all that then its time for a new heatsink fan.

    Last quick question what kind of cooling does the rest of your case have?
  15. hijaz, 3 of us asked you some questions which have yet to be answered.

    1. Are you using the stock Intel Heatsink?
    2. Are you overclocking?
    3. Is the heatsink completely and securely attached to the motherboard?
  16. yes i am using stock intel fan

    No i am not ocing

    i should remove and fix it again to confirm
  17. Did you turn off intel Thermal Monitor?
  18. ok then, those Temps are really high, definitely take the heatsink/fan off and re-install after re-applying thermal paste.
  19. Not too much thermal paste. Just enough.
  20. What is intel thermal monitor
  21. It is a function where the CPU automatically lowers the multiplyer (slows down) when the CPU approaches the maximum temp.

    Stops you damaging the CPU.
  22. U mean EIST??????????

    If it is so it is enabled
  23. Not quite.
    EIST is more power saving.

    Thermal monitor comes in two flavours.
    Thermal monitor 1 can adjust the fan speed automatically.
    Thermal monitor 2 works in a similar fashion to EIST and reduces the core voltage and/or CPU multiplier when the temperature goes out of specification to avoid permanent damage to the CPU.

    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=38512
    Up one from the bottom of the list. EIST is two places further up.

    Just thought it would be worth using if your temps are that high.
  24. How to di swith it on..
  25. hijaz said:
    How to di swith it on..


    Uhhh, your board does not seem to support it. Shame.
    You can adjust the bios to increase fan speed (p44 in the manual). This already should be working hard.

    How did re-adjusting the fan and heatsink go?
  26. I reaplied thermal and fixed fan

    And after 15 mins of Prime 95 it is

    My outside Temps r from 28-31c

    Core 0= Max 76
    Core 1=Max 66
    Core 2=Max 72
    Core 3=Max 73

    Are therse ok
  27. Hey reply please guyz
  28. These are fine for that environment. They are are around the limit for the CPU specification, but you are very unlikely to get those temps under normal use, only when running stress tests.
  29. Quote:
    your right, I wasn't looking at the temps thinking that a load test was running.
    and it even said it was...
    :sleep:


    It happens. :)
  30. Thanks guyz

    Any other details

    Should i get a after market cooler

    Is under 80c fine??
  31. If you plan to moderately overclock, get an aftermarket cooler, if not, you are safe.
  32. Thanks man

    Meaning anything below 80 c is good for me
  33. It's a little more complex than that but basically here's how you will want your temps...

    Idle should be between roughly 20c - 38c
    Light to medium load should be between 30c - 45c
    Medium to high load should be between 37c - 55c
    Gaming should be about 50c - 65c
    Stress testing should be about 55c - 80c

    This is how it was with my Core2Quad with stock cooler. Aftermarket will bring most of those temp ranges down and allow for overclocking head-room.
  34. jonpaul37 said:
    It's a little more complex than that but basically here's how you will want your temps...

    Idle should be between roughly 20c - 38c
    Light to medium load should be between 30c - 45c
    Medium to high load should be between 37c - 55c
    Gaming should be about 50c - 65c
    Stress testing should be about 55c - 80c

    This is how it was with my Core2Quad with stock cooler. Aftermarket will bring most of those temp ranges down and allow for overclocking head-room.


    His room temperature goes into the thirties. Getting his idle temps into the thirties can be doable, however I think if you are saying his idle can be as low as 20C, you may not have read the entire thread. Not the first however. :)

    @hijaz, you should try to keep your temps below 75C really, but if prime95 is giving you high seventies, you will be fine. Games will not make your CPU as hot as Prime. You are O.K.
  35. Yeah

    But my

    Idle Temple-43-46
    Light to medium-45-55
    Medium to high-55-60
    Stress is 65-78
  36. Indeed, those temps are fine seeing that your ambient temps are higher than mine. My ambient temps are usually between 20 - 23 c
  37. Best answer selected by hijaz.
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