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August 13, 2012 8:18:35 AM

Trying to suss out whether or not 81 degrees is a little high when WEI is running on my newly refurbished Qosmio X300-11S

I've upgraded the graphics from the 9700M to the 9800M GT, I've changed the RAM to 8GB matched, I've also upgraded the CPU from the pants P8600 2.4GHZ to the rather decent Q9100 2.4GHZ Quad Core.

Core temp shows this CPU as a QX9100 Extreme (Penryn QC)

Something, somewhere isn't right.

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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 9:49:58 AM

You did upgrade the CPU... But did you apply new thermal compound onto the heatsink?
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August 13, 2012 12:08:23 PM

^^ Also did you check to see if the new cpu and vga card have the same thermal threshold. 9x out of 10 a new, faster cpu and/or vga card create more heat.which means if you have not changed the heantsink, which in a laptop you cant really anyway the only other option is a notebook cooling pad and hope it does the trick
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August 13, 2012 5:57:49 PM

Guess what? Numb nuts here didn't put on new thermal paste!?!? If you ask me why I couldn't tell you why! Does the name of the processor seem right to you? A Quad Core Extreme 9100?
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August 13, 2012 6:00:08 PM

Well I just accidentally answered my own question and maybe others. Also explains why theres no overclock. damnit.

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August 13, 2012 6:12:16 PM

Best answer selected by bluerotkev.
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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 6:29:16 PM

Oh wow, that's very interesting. lol How did you get your hands on a sample CPU? Thanks for the best answer btw, I really appreciate it. :D 
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August 13, 2012 6:46:46 PM

A pleasure. I came across it a few weeks ago from a car boot sale. If you're in the states its a Yard/Garage Sale. Anyway the guy told me it was a Q9100 so I paid and the rest as they say is history. The only problem is I can't OC it in any way shape or form. Could do with XTU to recognise my CPU, just waiting for DCC (Desktop Control Centre) to download then I shall try that!

So there you go, if anyone can shed light on this weird CPU, go for it. Google hasn't got much, cpu-world.com knows nothing and all the monitoring systems I own make it difficult to determine!!
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August 13, 2012 6:58:43 PM

Here is a screeny of possible measures. See what you can make of it!

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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 7:13:20 PM

Goodness! The CPU beats my Core i7. That's a keeper. :D 
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August 13, 2012 7:24:51 PM

hpfreak said:
Goodness! The CPU beats my Core i7. That's a keeper. :D 



Is that relative to your WEI score?
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August 13, 2012 7:25:17 PM

Is it also worth starting a new thread as a question trying to find out its worth, what it exactly is and what can be done with it or shall I keep it all here?
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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 7:33:49 PM

I think you should keep it, but 81C is too high.. on the dangerous side. You should probably create a new discussion topic (not seeking a specific answer). That way we can discuss this before this thread gets locked.
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August 13, 2012 11:02:01 PM

Well I've been away for 3 hours. In that time I've stripped the Qosmio down, re applied new thermal ceramique on the GPU and CPU, soldered in a second fan and needless to say the temps are substantially lower. It's probably in need of a bake before optimum performance but an hour or two on Prime should sort that!
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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 11:12:44 PM

Wow, good job. I'm not a big fan of laptop modding because it's so much work, but you definitely earned your geek points. Congrats :) 
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August 13, 2012 11:26:09 PM

Hehe thank you, been doing it for a while! Well theres a new thread setting off the hunt for the mysterious CPU! Thank you hpfreak and everyone else who have made it a warm welcome to a very good resource and an equally helpful forumhood!
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a b D Laptop
August 13, 2012 11:35:42 PM

bluerotkev said:
Hehe thank you, been doing it for a while! Well theres a new thread setting off the hunt for the mysterious CPU! Thank you hpfreak and everyone else who have made it a warm welcome to a very good resource and an equally helpful forumhood!

Your welcome, I look forward to seeing more of your mods in the future! ;) 
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