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Windows 7: Cpu at 50 degrees when virtually idle

24 Nov 2011   #11
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

You could try taking the ram out of xmp see what temps you get. if they do then it could be a faulty ram module or you may have knocked the cpu fan when you installed the new ram causing the over temp


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24 Nov 2011   #12
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ok, I will have a look, but first, new thing: I have done several checks, all programs say my cpu is running at 3.5ghz idle (meant to be 3.4), and despite my efforts to get it into idle/powersaver mode, it doesn't want to go.
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24 Nov 2011   #13
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Took RAM out of XMP, CPU-Z reports 1.6ghz in idle, core temp continues to report 3.5, I can see turbo in effect because its getting up to 3.8 in core temp. Heat now in the 30-40s at idle. It still appears as though when it comes out of idle it goes to 3.5 though. What does this all mean? I mean like, do I have a faulty ram module or something?
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24 Nov 2011   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

It may be that the XMP RAM setting turns off the ability of the CPU to throttle down to 1600?

Root around in control panel/power options/change plan settings/change advanced power settings/processor power management.

Do you see a choice in there for "minimum processor rate"??? Is it set to 5% or not?? I think a "balanced" power plan with ordinary RAM at stock settings would show 5%, but XMP may force another number instead?

Do you see any settings in the BIOS regarding Speedstep or CPU throttling?



Just a guess.
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24 Nov 2011   #15
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I saw nothing unusual in my bios, although I hardly know my way around it :P. My power plan is on performance, there should be no cuts in power to lower performance.
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24 Nov 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you moved the PC to a different place where it's hotter or where there is not free air circulation? Think about what you did/added/changed just before this temp increase. Did you find those BIOS settings ignatzatsonic mentioned?
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25 Nov 2011   #17
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No, the addition of the new RAM was the only thing.
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25 Nov 2011   #18
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Do you still have the original ram modules if so put them back in and test if it is all ok, put in only 2 of the new ram modules and test in XMP and normal and DOCP if it is available, then do the same with the other 2 (only use 2 at a time) also make sure that they are put into the correct slots, i.e 1in1 & 2in3 or whatever your board manual suggests. The idea is to eliminate any module errors and test whether or not running 16GB of ram in a overclock profile (which XMP is) is causing your problems.
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25 Nov 2011   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you haven't already try running the Intel cpu diagnostics.
Here it is for a 64 bit OS
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19792

It will check out timing and various chip functionality plus a load test.
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25 Nov 2011   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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