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Old 06-13-10, 01:33 PM   #13
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Whats a good temp for the cpu mid 40's and 50's ok?
Depends on how OC'ed your proc is, how much voltage you are pumping into it, and what your ambient temperature is. That seems a bit high for idling for a Core 2 proc, but what really matters are your load temps. How high does the temps get when you punish the proc with something like Prime95?
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Old 06-13-10, 06:16 PM   #14
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Here are my idle temps! So which temp is right the single 32C temp or the 4 core temps below????
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Old 06-13-10, 06:40 PM   #15
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So I ran the torture test from Prime95 for about 20 mins and the attached shows my highest temps. After this they dropped about 5 degrees.
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The CPU temp is likely a motherboard sensor for the CPU. The actual internal core temps are the other 4. The internal core temps are what you need to watch. In any case a quad core on air cooling gets hot, were these stock or overclocked temps?
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They are overclock temps.
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I have this heat sink installed with a 120mm fan and adapter installed.
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Old 06-14-10, 11:40 AM   #19
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Of course there is alot to be said for driver updates. I still have 50 days left of my step up, so we'll see, maybe i will get the 480 which might be cheaper once the 485's come out.
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Get another EVGA GTX 470 and SLI them. In fact, I have an EVGA vid card for sale...
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Get another EVGA GTX 470 and SLI them. In fact, I have an EVGA vid card for sale...
My motherboard does not support SLI only crossfire crap....
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