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Old May 14, 2008, 06:13 AM
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My CPU temperature is averaging around 55c - 61c at 60% load. Is that normal? or do I need to reinstall the heatsink.

When its not doing anything its around 42 - 48c for both cores.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5267/cputempru2.png


Please tell me what I have to do :/
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Old May 14, 2008, 06:26 AM
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That probably too warm- what kind of cooler are you using? If you're not confident with remounting the CPU cooler there are lots of guides just a google away.
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Old May 14, 2008, 06:27 AM
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The CoreTemp readings are incorrect. The isssue is that CoreTemp takes its readings based on a TJunction of 100C while the actual TJ of the Wolfdale chips is 90C...or 85C, I can't remember which off the top of my head. So, the ACTUAL temperatures are between 10-15C than what you are seeing there.
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Old May 14, 2008, 06:30 AM
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That looks at least 15 degrees warmer than it should be. Can you show a core temp with your comp idling (15% or less load)?

edit: er.. what SkyMTL said lol.
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Old May 14, 2008, 06:44 AM
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Here is a picture when its idle.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5...apimagell2.png

Also can you suggest another program I can use? I only used Core Temp because this was the one I used before.

Also thanks for replying!

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I used the Intel FAN that came with my CPU.
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Old May 14, 2008, 06:54 AM
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Realtemp is gaining popularity as a temperature monitoring program.

Even with a stock heatsink those temps at idle seem a bit high.
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Old May 14, 2008, 07:12 AM
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Realtemp is an option. Another option is to compare what your BIOS says you are idling at (which will be the actual reported temp without software getting in the way) and then compare that to what CoreTemp says. I bet you anything there will be a 10C to 15C difference.
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Realtemp is an option. Another option is to compare what your BIOS says you are idling at (which will be the actual reported temp without software getting in the way) and then compare that to what CoreTemp says. I bet you anything there will be a 10C to 15C difference.
When I restarted my BIOS was averaging around 36c

Is that normal?
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:55 AM
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I would try reinstalling the HS, but it is not THAT much over normal either way. Remember the stock HSF is terrible.
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Old May 14, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Whelp, there is the 10-15C I was talking about. And yes, on the stock heatsink that is quite normal if VERY slightly on the mildly high side probably due to the ambient temperature of the room / case.
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