E8400 weird temps

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Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong section, so I guess I'll post it in here...

Ok, well I just got done building my computer XD. My specs are:

Two 9800 GTX's in SLi
E8400 Stock Clocked
4GB DDR2 800
800W PSU
Antec 900
500GB HD 7200 RPM
EVGA 750i SLi

The cooler I got is strange because even at a stock clock, I get 51C IDLE!!!!!!!!!

My cooler is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835101011

I even tried putting the stock cooler on, and it overheated on boot-up.
Is there something wrong with my cooler? Or is there something wrong with the CPU itself?
Whatever is wrong, could you guys tell meh, and give me a solution. Thanks! :D
 

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Ummm, if you know that it is seated correctly, and that the thermal interface material is applied in a very thin layer over the CPU correctly...

What programs did you look at the temps with. Did you try HWMonitor, and Core Temp?

If all else fails, remove the cooler, clean the CPU and the heat sink of goo... then apply a thin but full layer over the heat sink area itself. Then try and apply the heat sink straight down onto the top of the processor, give two little firm wiggles, and mount it on, wait 1 minute, and remove it by lifting as straight as possible.

Then simply look at the Integrated heat sink on the top of your processor. Either the heat sink will make excellent contact with the CPU, and the CPU would now have a nice tell all layer of thermal paste over it in an even manner.

Or it won't. Either way, you'll at least know if the heat sink is making FULL and Proper contact with the IHS on the top of your processor.

--Lupi
 

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Everything is correct, it's got great contact, and I used speedfan, and the BIOS to view the temps. I even did the lil' flashlight trick, where you see if there's any holes. No holes. :sweat:
 

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Hmm. DL and try the other two programs. You should have them anyways, as each is an excellent tool. HWMonitor and Core temp. See if they agree with your Bios.

Bios temp translation can be off, and has been off plenty of times before in lots of Bios. I assume you are using the newest Bios version as well?

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And you are on Stock? That does blow. here, try this, Run Core temp and list the VID of your chip here. Then run CPUz and list what it says the Core voltage is as well.

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Yeah, the Bios can present all the apps with the bad readings if thats what it is. I havent seen any chip that is naturally that high!! So something else is amiss!

--Lupi
 

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Ok.... BIOS is up to date.
Core Temp VID: 1.1875
CPU-Z voltage: 1.312
Oh and also for some reason my multipliers keep changing according to CPU-Z. They go from 9x to 6x constantly. That's just a side note.
 

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Perfect. This will be easy and painless.

Disable speed step, or EIST in the Bios! Thats swapping your Multi from 9 to 6 to save power, etc.

Now... here is the key!!

Go into your Bios, and set your CPU VCore voltage to 1.1875

Save and re boot, and goggle at the new temps!!

Get to it!!

--Lupi
 

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At this moment, you are running the processor with enough power for 4.0 Ghz, lol!! Lets get this done, and see if the temps are more normal, then you can think about adding more voltage for OCing! hehehe!

Back to where we started, only controlled, and with the faster speed to go with that high voltage!!!

--Lupi
 

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YES!!!!!!!!!!! DUDE YOU ARE A LIFESAVER!!!!!!!! MY IDLE TEMP IS 40C NOW!!!!! DUDE YOU ARE THE BEST. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Time for me to OC ^.-
 

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I'd have to laugh if it was still 1.312, because that'd mean you have a bios glitch! LOL, at that VCore. I have seen it before. As a matter of fact, mine skipped a whole range. Went from 1.390 to 1.510. Totally skips 1.4xx. And all I do is add 1 Bios VCore notch.

Here is how it works. Your VID is your "stock" voltage for stock speed. Its a imprinted item. on Auto and un overclocked, it should always be that.

In CPUz, that shows the Current, as in right now voltage your processor is getting. It should always be under VID to be at stock 3.0 Ghz speed. VID is the Max voltage your chip can get a stock, and should never even reach that.

So if your Core Voltage is reading 1.3xx in CPUz, and you have it at 1.1875 in the Bios, its obviously a error of some sort. Look again, and then if it is still high, try 1 notch over 1.1875 in the bios and save, and look again, until its like 1.17 in cpu z!!!!!

Hope that helps!!

--Lupi
 

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