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Need help ASAP. Normal idle temps of E6400 at stock speeds.

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Got my E6400 rig today and I am using the stock cooler with the stock compound and running stock speeds. My idle temps were 51*C. I placed silver compound on it and it's still running 51*C idle. Is that normal?
 
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You might want to check if the heatsink is put on correctly.
Just wondering, but what is the room temp?
 

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And to add to anticlutch: Are you using any software or bios controlled fan speed settings?
 

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Room temps are 77*F. What is the limit on these chips anyway. Heatsink is pretty much idiot proof, just snap it down.
 

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Nope no bios or software. Is there fan speed settings in there?
 
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I think the upper limit is around 60C. If your room temp is 25C, you should be getting mid 40's at most... I think that you should try to reseat the heatsink, and put only a rice grain sized amount of thermal compound.
 

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Will do. BRB with results.
 
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Cant help ya i'am on water..And not clocked runs @ 28 idol and 38 after hour or so in bf2142.
But my m8 who runs a E6600 says his runs a little warmer than his old Amd rig..?


Ps:I run the E6420 btw..
 

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Now I am cooking with gas. One of my pins wasn't seating properly on my heatsink. Looking at 43*C idle, which coming from an X2 3600 is HOT.
 

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Heya JC, check out speedfan, you may be able to crank up the rpm's of that stock HSF and cool it down a lil better. Linky!
 
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Now I am cooking with gas. One of my pins wasn't seating properly on my heatsink. Looking at 43*C idle, which coming from an X2 3600 is HOT.
Wicked ..result..!