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Windows 7: My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.

21 Jun 2010   #31
A Guy

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My CPU is definitely either messed up, or I have bad sensors. My idle temps sit at about 52C...

That is with a non-stock cooler too.

~Lordbob
Lordbob, are you using built in temperature monitoring? I don't trust those temps. Use something like Real Temp, or Core Temp. You will likely get a more accurate reading. Although it's not likely to be significantly lower than what you have. A Guy


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21 Jun 2010   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
My CPU is definitely either messed up, or I have bad sensors. My idle temps sit at about 52C...

That is with a non-stock cooler too.

~Lordbob
Lordbob, are you using built in temperature monitoring? I don't trust those temps. Use something like Real Temp, or Core Temp. You will likely get a more accurate reading. Although it's not likely to be significantly lower than what you have. A Guy
I am using RealTemp

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #33
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
My CPU is definitely either messed up, or I have bad sensors. My idle temps sit at about 52C...

That is with a non-stock cooler too.

~Lordbob
Lordbob, are you using built in temperature monitoring? I don't trust those temps. Use something like Real Temp, or Core Temp. You will likely get a more accurate reading. Although it's not likely to be significantly lower than what you have. A Guy
I am using RealTemp

~Lordbob
Wow, and the V8? Do you have considerable variation between the cores? A Guy
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22 Jun 2010   #34
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post

Lordbob, are you using built in temperature monitoring? I don't trust those temps. Use something like Real Temp, or Core Temp. You will likely get a more accurate reading. Although it's not likely to be significantly lower than what you have. A Guy
I am using RealTemp

~Lordbob
Wow, and the V8? Do you have considerable variation between the cores? A Guy
The V8? No, I have a different cooler (that one is in the sig because PooMan put it there, and it looks cool). It is not stock, but I would not say it is as good as the V8. Should be almost there though.

My cores are: 49, 51, 56, 56
My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-realtemp.png

~Lordbob


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22 Jun 2010   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm not sure if the Q8xx series had the same 'sticky/stuck/unreliable' sensors issue that the Q9xx did.

If they do, those idle core temps shown in realtemp may not be totally accurate. (they had a 'floor idle temp reading' that were reported at a 'stuck' temp when the actual temp was lower. *NB, as long as the load temps move and are within the limit, there's nothing to be fussed about.)

You could double check with another app that shows the CPU temp (tcase) - this temp should be roughly 10c lower than the core temps.

ie BIOS, Everest, HWmonitor, speedfan


Also, what are your current ambient temps like where you are?
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22 Jun 2010   #36
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Seem to match:
My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-capture.png

I would image half of it is because of this:
1. I live in Arizona, and it is Summer. It is currently 00:30 right now, and still 91F (33C) outside.
2. My dad likes to keep the house warm to save money, so it is roughly 86F upstairs (where my room is)
3. My door is closed about half the time (I should check this...) and my computer heats my room very efficiently.

So I would image that is the biggest factors, but it still feels like it runs too hot.

~Lordbob


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22 Jun 2010   #37
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those idle temps do seem warm, but they're certainly within the "well and safe" zone. I'd be more interested to hear what your load temps are? The Q8 series TJ Max is 100C, and you show that you have Core Temp adjusted correctly, so unless load temps are above 70-75, then I think there may be little cause for concern?
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22 Jun 2010   #38
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Those idle temps do seem warm, but they're certainly within the "well and safe" zone. I'd be more interested to hear what your load temps are? The Q8 series TJ Max is 100C, and you show that you have Core Temp adjusted correctly, so unless load temps are above 70-75, then I think there may be little cause for concern?
I actually don't think that my load temps get above about 65, but let me run a quick test.

Just started Prime 95 Blend test, and they immediately jumped up to 68 70 72 71 or so. Looking at that, I don't believe I have ever even hit 75C.

~Lordbob
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22 Jun 2010   #39
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you only have a 20C rise at load, when ~ 30 is the norm, then I'd say you're doing pretty good. I'd chalk up the high idle temps to ambient (summer in AZ).
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22 Jun 2010   #40
smarteyeball

 
 

Yep, those load temps seem fine.

And with high ambient temps, a rise like that is pretty normal.

From memory, with 30c-ish ambient temps my Q9550 @ 3.8 1.3x? volts used to idle around the 40c+ -ish mark with a noctua NH-U12P in a push/pull config.
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