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Old January 13, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Hey there, im running whats in my sig (the quad core).

Below is a screenshot of my speedfan results. the CPU temp looks great, but its showing Core0 and Core1 which I'm not 100% sure what they are referring to... anyways they both seem high 50C (pic of flames) lol They fluctuate from 48C to 50C

Also you see the one marked as TEMP and right now is at 51C. Anyone have any idea what the one would be?

Also my GPU is steady at 52C. That seems really high to me, but the card itself doesnt feel all that hot. I have two 140mm fans, 1 intake 1 exhaust and the cpu cooler. Should I consider installing more fans? Or should I buy a chipset cooler for my video card.

Any tips as to what some of these temps are, and what they should be, and how to circulate airflow would be great.

Thanks.

Temps are taken from idling for about an hour.


Temps were taken 10 minutes later
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Old January 13, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Strange, it should be showing four core temperatures on a quad-core processor, labeled as Core0-Core3. Those are the actual readings taken from the core sensors, and are the ones you're probably most interested in. The 50 degrees 'flame' is an arbitrary default value for all components, but you can change it if you want.

You might consider another program such as Realtemp, Coretemp, or OCCT to double-check the temperature readings, or at least give you four numbers to look at.

As far as the temps are concerned, what kind of cooling solution are you using?
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http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/CoreTemp.zip

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Gelid Silent Spirit if your sig is right.

If that is idle temp, I'd reseat that on the processor. Did you use the included Thermal Paste? Or Your own?

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Old January 13, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Used the preapplied thermal paste.
Real Temp shows 45 44 46 41
Core Temp shows 51 50 52 47

Should I reseat it?
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Oh yeah, they put wayyyyyy to much of that stuff on.
just a BB or so Sized Drop (I use OCZ Freeze , no curing time stuff) dead centre on the Heat Spreader.

Might make your Temps a bit different from what you see now.

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Oh yeah, they put wayyyyyy to much of that stuff on.
just a BB or so Sized Drop (I use OCZ Freeze , no curing time stuff) dead centre on the Heat Spreader.

Might make your Temps a bit different from what you see now.

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What do you recommend using to clean off the cooler and cpu with?
I may as well buy OCZ Freeze and the cleaning product at the same time :)
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Or 99% isopropyl alcohol will do the trick.
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Or 99% isopropyl alcohol will do the trick.
Thanks for the help so far guys!
I have a few more questions.

Is there any of the isopropyl alcohol in small amounts for sale on sites like ncix or tigerdirect?

nvm with question above. Found some arctic silver - arctic clean on direct can.

Would buying a watercooling kit be a good road to go down? (I have $400 sitting on my paypal accnt)

What temperatures should I see if I go with the OCZ Freeze and remove the current paste?

Thanks in advanced.
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Don't go water-cooling unless you're sure that what you want. Anyone who says it's a cost-effective option compared to air is dreaming. That said, the higher you overclock, the more viable an option it becomes. At lower speeds (3.2GHz and less, say), I'd stick with air-cooling for certain. Possibly right up to 3.6GHz.

Be careful with the kits - often you'll get things you don't need, which makes them turn out more expensive than buying the parts individually would be.
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