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What on earth is going on with my temps?!

Discussion in 'RealTemp' started by BradleyKZN, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. crtecha

    crtecha New Member

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    Good luck seems you got them down from yesterday
     
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    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    Irfanview and Paint.NET are a couple of good free programs for cropping pictures. Save your images as either .jpg or .png and then use Imageshack to host pictures after that.

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    You maximum temps still look a little high.

    Edit: I think the "offset to tcc activation temp" number in the bios is equivalent to what RealTemp reports as Distance to TJMax. It looks like it is a direct reading of the Intel on chip sensors. The bios pic I saw of this feature only showed one number. I'm not sure if that number is an average of all cores or maybe just core 0.

    Here's an example for comparison.

    I took my Q6600 and dropped the MHz down to its default of 2400 MHz and reduced the core voltage to 1.256 volts so it would be somewhat similar to your setup.
    My room temperature is cooler than yours at 20C but when running 3DMark06, the difference in temperature was only about 15C. It went from an average of 30C just before the test to 45C at the maximum during the test. 3DMark06 is not overly demanding of a Quad core CPU so I don't think your cores should be anywhere near 90C during this test. I used a Tuniq Tower for cooling on the minimum fan speed in a closed case with two low speed exhaust fans and no case intake fans. A cooler running 45nm Quad shouldn't have too much trouble equaling this change in temperature.

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    You can use the RealTemp / RivaTuner plug-in to have a look at how the load is distributed during a 3DMark06 bench run.

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    The only time all 4 cores are being used is during the two CPU tests which stutter along at 1 or 2 fps. For the most part, core2 and core3 are barely used at all. Most of the load is on core0 with some load on core1. Not including the two CPU tests, the overall load only averages just over 30%.
     
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  3. BradleyKZN

    BradleyKZN New Member

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    I reapplied thermalpaste, its coolermaster jetart which i have never heard of, but anyway i ran 3dmark and my max temps were at an average of 58 which i am happy with. I just want to OC till i reach 15000 on 3dmark06. Thanks for your help guys! EDIT: my temp to tcc is now -67 from -50 :)
     
  4. unclewebb

    unclewebb RealTemp Author

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    I'm happy to hear you've made some progress.

    Jetart goes back a lot of years but looking at their line up for socket 775 processors, I don't see anything that is suitable for a Quad Core CPU. Maybe Coolermaster has made some improvements.

    Air cooling has come a long way in the last few years so if you can't reach your goals at a safe temperature, there are plenty of better performing options available depending on your budget.
     
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    Then welcome to TPU! You should go to the games section, there are loads of WOW players around
     

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