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jcniest5
01-19-08, 04:52 PM
Well, I got an email from MicroCenter saying they have it for $50.00 off their regular price so I pulled the trigger on it. It's running nicely, a nice bump from the E6600. One thing, though, core 1 runs like 5-9 degrees hotter than core 0, is that normal? Unlike the E8400, both cores on my old E6600 runs about the same degree (+ or - 1). Should I take it back and get a different one?

Madpistol
01-19-08, 05:05 PM
My cores on my E6600 do that as well

right now, core temp is saying Core0 35, Core 1 39 (idle)

I wouldn't worry about it. The processor sounds solid.

balex99
01-19-08, 05:18 PM
What speed did you have your E6600 at? I am doing my best not to upgrade until Nehalem.

jcniest5
01-19-08, 05:20 PM
My cores on my E6600 do that as well

right now, core temp is saying Core0 35, Core 1 39

I wouldn't worry about it. The processor sounds solid.

I think I will exchange it for sure. When I run Orthos, one core runs like up to 12 degrees (fluctuating) hotter than the other one. Doesn't sound normal when they are that much of difference in temperature. What do you think?

jcniest5
01-19-08, 05:23 PM
What speed did you have your E6600 at? I am doing my best not to upgrade until Nehalem.

Whether I OCed it or not, both cores run about the same temperature (with 1-2 degrees difference, max).

Madpistol
01-19-08, 05:33 PM
What speed did you have your E6600 at? I am doing my best not to upgrade until Nehalem.

Same here

3.2Ghz @ 1.29 Vcore.

Madpistol
01-19-08, 05:35 PM
I think I will exchange it for sure. When I run Orthos, one core runs like up to 12 degrees (fluctuating) hotter than the other one. Doesn't sound normal when they are that much of difference in temperature. What do you think?

If there's that much of a difference, there's definitely something wrong. I don't know what though. It is possible that the HSF you're using is off center and thus cooling favors one side of the CPU. I would reseat your HSF and see if that helps. If it doesn't, I'd exchange it for sure.

K007
01-19-08, 05:39 PM
Haven't seen alot of feedback from the E8XXX stuff...they look like really good bang for buck processors.

jcniest5
01-19-08, 06:55 PM
If there's that much of a difference, there's definitely something wrong. I don't know what though. It is possible that the HSF you're using is off center and thus cooling favors one side of the CPU. I would reseat your HSF and see if that helps. If it doesn't, I'd exchange it for sure.

I'm completely pissed off at the tech support manager. He said there are too many variations with that temperature difference that he couldn't exchange it for me. It could just the way I applied the thermal paste or mount the heatsink. One core running hotter than the other is not defective, he said, therefore he couldn't exchange it. I told him I made at least three times adjusting or reseating the heatsink, same result.

I guess the IHS isn't flat or Intel didn't mount it too good, so contact with one core isn't as good as the other one. The tech guy at MC said I should bring it to Intel if I feel it is defective. So, I'm stuck and I know one core will die sooner because it's running 10-12 degrees hotter the other. He said one core will just have about 12% less life than the other one. That's still not defective, he continued. I told him 3-5 degrees difference is acceptable, but 7-12 isn't normal. Regardless, I guess his arrogant plays too much affect, so he wasn't buying into my logical reasoning.

Will wait and see. I'm sure I will have my saying one day.

hemmy
01-19-08, 07:00 PM
You should have exaggerated the truth

LORD-eX-Bu
01-19-08, 07:00 PM
how did you apply the thermal paste and install the hsf? could be a defect but it sounds like user error.

I would contact intel, they've always been good about making things right :)

LORD-eX-Bu
01-19-08, 07:01 PM
You should have exaggerated the truth

or in other words lied, correct?

mythy
01-19-08, 08:06 PM
dude its fine really. If your that concerned kill it and RMA it with intel

a_big_burger
01-19-08, 09:04 PM
Can't believe this little monster is so cheap! Intel needs to have a step up program :) :D

http://cps7.britemoon.com/ccps/ui/images/498/content_load/537/01.19.viewonline.html

jcniest5
01-19-08, 09:37 PM
how did you apply the thermal paste and install the hsf? could be a defect but it sounds like user error.

I would contact intel, they've always been good about making things right :)

I don't see where user error comes in as I have now tried five times of reapplying the thermal and reseating the heatsink. Will see how it goes and contact Intel if necessary.

j0j081
01-19-08, 10:27 PM
I only just got my e6750 for xmas but I am still temped to sell it on ebay or something and upgrade. It would probably be dumb to do it for the e8400 though only getting a quad core would really make sense as I doubt there would be much difference in games.

K007
01-20-08, 04:53 AM
Since when are those new 45nm Dual Cores available in the US?
Still can't find them here...

Thats strange...cause i can get them off here in Australia..which is usually the last place to get stuff like this..

john19055
01-20-08, 05:34 AM
Does it have 6mb on each core or is it 6mb total ,and how well does it overclock,can it overclock to 4gigs easy .My E6600 that I have runs at 3.6gigs at 1.375v,I really can't see upgradeing it unless the E8400 is a lot faster.I am sure it runs cooler with the 45nm chip ,but I have no problems with my temperture at 3.6gig.

DCult
01-20-08, 11:55 AM
Since when are those new 45nm Dual Cores available in the US?
Still can't find them here...


If they are available in my country, they should be in yours too. ;)


http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=20&category=69977713&product=1042300
http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?catalog=20&category=69977713&product=1042610

mullet
01-20-08, 11:00 PM
WOW
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=174015

GunshyGabe
01-21-08, 08:31 AM
Well, I got an email from MicroCenter saying they have it for $50.00 off their regular price so I pulled the trigger on it. It's running nicely, a nice bump from the E6600. One thing, though, core 1 runs like 5-9 degrees hotter than core 0, is that normal? Unlike the E8400, both cores on my old E6600 runs about the same degree (+ or - 1). Should I take it back and get a different one?
I have heard of other users having the same problem. One core hotter then the other. It was most likely BIOS need 1 more revision to cure this problem, or the software being used to take the temps were not optimized for the Wolfdale core. I say keep it, because your not the only one with this situation.

Feyy
01-21-08, 09:16 AM
Since when are those new 45nm Dual Cores available in the US?
Still can't find them here...

http://www.powerch.ch/advanced_search_result.php?sessID=jdflf6tscumi8unu nnpik6n9i3&products_keywords=e8400&search_shop=0&x=7&y=6

https://www.primedirect.ch/index.asp?NAV1=Komponenten&NAV2=Prozessoren&NAV3=Intel&NAV4=Core%202%20Duo&NAV5=E8400%20&artnr=1355117&BNAV=0

They are slowly coming in :D

mullet
01-21-08, 11:18 AM
Very nice! 4.5GHz is awesome but Super Pi is a very bad stability test... 4.6GHz didn't even boot Windows so I assume 4.5GHz isn't bullet proof either.

And thanks for the availability info ;)

Well I didn't really care for 4.5 but 4.0 seems achievable. Either way it looks good. :)

Tr1cK
01-21-08, 11:32 AM
This will be replacing my e4300 eventually.

Well unless I wait long enough and just build a whole new system.

Dazz
01-21-08, 02:52 PM
WTF why are sites saying they have delayed all 45nm CPU's when you can buy them. An't seen any in the UK either. I want to buy one but an't sure if my ABIT IN9 X32 MAX supports them or not.