Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Core 2 Duo E6400 OC'ed to 2.67ghz idling at 73C??

18 Nov 2009   #1
chiefboo

Win7 Pro (6.1, build 7600)
 
 
Core 2 Duo E6400 OC'ed to 2.67ghz idling at 73C??

Hello. I just upgraded my (i prety much fixed up a new rig) gaming machine and have enjoyed it very much so far. I've been dealing with various issues (the latests of which happened to be a faulty graphics card) and now my newest issue seems to be with my processor.

Crysis crashes on me and after much thought I finally downloaded speedfan and checked out my CPU temp. I"m not exactly sure how to read the info but it says that core0 and core1 are idling at ~72C. In games it goes up to around 80C!! crysis regularly crashes and FPS frequently drop particullary during noised induced by object interation.

Stock the CPU runs at 2.13Ghz so OC'ing to 2.67 shouldn't be that bad should it? also i've got a third party heatsink and fan on it so it definately should be that high right?

If i'm right then what can i do to resolve this issue? does the thermal compound make that much difference? i clumsily installed the heatsink and fan so many the compound got unevenly spread? If need be... i'll get a new processor and use this on another mobo i've got laying around, but it doesn't seem right that my CPU is registerying those kinds of temperatures. Please help!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

72c is really high for idle. It would concern me. Your crashing is probably due to heat. First make sure you have good airflow (cable management helps here) Also the direction the fan is blowing through the cooler should be faced toward the rear of the case,with hopefully a case fan exhausting air. Make sure the fins are clean of debris, If everything looks OK, then I would suggest re seating my cooler with a VERY EVENLY APPLIED THIN LAYER of Artic silver 5 thermal grease. And yes the thermal compound makes a big difference. As well as carefully seating your heatsink. If you can tell the thermal compound got unevenly spread I would say you applied to much of it. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

If you overclocked the cpu without changing the vcore, then you have a problem with your heatsink. That overclock on stock voltage would not produce those temps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Nov 2009   #4
stew2

 

Hi chiefboo,

Those temps are really high. My e6600 overclocked to 3.6GHz is idling just now at 31C. If you can, post a picture of the side of your pc case when its open as that would really help. Make sure the picture you post shows the entire side of the case so we can see where all the cables are, drives are etc...

Also tell us which way your fans are blowing the air.

You can also download HWmonitor and post a screenshot of it fully open so we can see all the values.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #5
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

70c is a horrid load temp let alone idle

you need to reseat the cooler, by the sounds of it you've got a bad contact between the cooler & the CPU IHS.

im running that exact cooler on my Quad @ 3.6GHZ with an idle temp of 23c..... the AC7 PRO has excellent heat dissipation..

id remove the cooler, re apply TIM (thermal paste), & reseat.....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #6
chiefboo

Win7 Pro (6.1, build 7600)
 
 

Thanks for all the replies guys! I'll get on that picture taking. Right now I"ve got the case open with a big fan blowing into hA hA. now its dropped to around mid-60's. hopefully it will be enough to get me through the final stage of crysis.

also.. the heatsink came with some thermal compound already on it. I was clumsy and made contact acouple of times before i got the thing on securely. should i get a cleaning kit and then reapply thermal greese?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You shouldn't need anything other than alcohol and Q tips, maybe a fingernail, to get all that stuff off the heatsink. You don't need a cleaning kit. Take your time.

The tendency is to over-apply the new thermal compound.

You don't need much.

Look here for instructions:

Arctic Silver, Inc. - Instructions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #8
chiefboo

Win7 Pro (6.1, build 7600)
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. Will try this and get back to you all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #9
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

sometimes there is a clear plastic film on the heatsink to keep the thermal compound from spreading around during transport - you want to make sure you remove that film
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #10
chiefboo

Win7 Pro (6.1, build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
sometimes there is a clear plastic film on the heatsink to keep the thermal compound from spreading around during transport - you want to make sure you remove that film

UH...... lol

SKUNKSMASH: do you remember a film being on your heatsink? i just remember a thin white compound.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Core 2 Duo E6400 OC'ed to 2.67ghz idling at 73C??




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Is this good gaming? Intel Core i5-2400S Quad-Core Processor 2.5 GHz 4
Here's a link to what I'm thinking about buying. I've never messed with these "barebones" PCs before. What exactly will I need for it to run games like BF3. Thanks, sorry if I'm being vague, I really don't know too much about this area of PC Intel Core i5 2400S Quad Core Processor 2 5 GHz 4 GB...
Gaming
Dell e6400 core i5 Wireless malfunction
Hi Everyone i Have Dell Laptop model Dell Latitude E6400 i have a problem with my Wifi. I tried it already with OS Win Xp, Win7 Windows8 the Wifi still not working. the driver is installed correctly i can see the wireless button in the right side and some wireless found available. when i click...
Network & Sharing
wireless switch on Dell E6400
The switch on the right above the headphones has a radio tower on the left end of the slider. When the slider is pushed to the right, there is red/orange visible. So to connect to a router, do I slide the "wireless switch" to the right or to the left? Sorry, but I cannot tell which is "on." ...
Network & Sharing
Broadcom USH on LAtitude E6400
Hey, I installed Windows 7 home premium and updated ll the drivers from Dell website. i Still have a Broadcom USH uninstalled on my device manager. Can someone please help me with this. Thanks
Hardware & Devices
i7 920 2.67Ghz Overhearting
hello, i'm having a overheating problem with my cpu, it's an i7 920 with 2.67Ghz. My computer is auto shutdown soon as my cpu reaches 70șc. Should i change my auto shutdown temp? How do i do that at the P6T Bios? (since i can't find that options at the hardware monitor). And what is the max...
Hardware & Devices
Intel Gives Core i3, Core i5 Dual-Core Processors K0 Stepping Update
more..
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App