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huFFy

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Hey guys i just finished building my new computer and installing all the updates.... i got some great help from the building section of the forums but now i have a question about the CPU.

I have downloaded "PC Wizard 2008" to help me with PC information and my E8500 CPU normally runs at 34 c without overclocking and it also shows the temp of core #1 and core #2 which idle around 45-55c.

When i run COD 5 with max settings my cpu temp goes up to about 40c but the cores shoot up to around 65-90c... is this normal?? or dangerous? What is the difference between CPU temp and the Core CPU temps and what should the average temps be?

BTW im using the stock heat sink fan that came with it :)

THANKS!!!
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If you really like gaming a lot invest in a better CPU heatsink. Here is a excellent article on core temps for the C2D processors.

http://www.ocforums....ad.php?t=525629

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BioShock

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Yeah, that is way too high considering the chip. My overclocked Q6600 Quad Core (from 2.4 GHz to 3.4GHz) idles in the low 40c and peaks at 58c. I use the Zalman 9700LED LINK And considering I have dual video cards that idle at 55-60c under the CPU, this thing really munches the heat.

Edited by BioShock, 14 November 2008 - 06:01 PM.

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Ryan_88

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just for clarification try another temp test using speedfan - just google it

i've always trusted that one!

let me know the results
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