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Quad Core Temperature

by nextexile / April 2, 2009 12:04 PM PDT

I'm running a Core 2 Quad Q6600. The fan is supposedly running at about 1985 RMP. My temperatures are:

Motherboard 84

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The case ambient temp is what?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 9:49 PM PDT
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"GPU Ambient" is the only entry that tells me that the case temp looks high.

Try the old trick of leaving the case cover off. Talk to the machine's maker about this.

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all those temps are hot and suspect
by ramarc / April 3, 2009 2:49 AM PDT
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the motherboad temp is especially hard to believe.

what program are you using to get those temps... everest? if so, is it the latest version? consider installing the manufacturer supplied temp monitor for your motherboard, or using speedfan. do the values from these programs agree with your posted values.

the gpu temps are that unusual depending the card. if using nvidia or ati graphics, check your gpu temp using the nvidia control panel or ati catalyst control center. do their readings agree with your posted values?

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Compare to my Core i7 system
by hotrodkzn / April 8, 2009 2:16 AM PDT
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Those temps don't make sense - are you quoting the temps when your system is idle or at full load?

To give you an idea, I have a much more powerful system running a core i7 processor 920 overclocked from 2.6GHz to 3.5GHz and my graphics card is a Palit Turbo 4870 1GB - factory overclocked. Motherboard is made by Asus (model P6T deluxe). I am also running 12GB of DDR3 Corsair Ram at full speed with 3 hard drives running at 7200RPM

At Idle
CPU - 32deg C
GPU - 39deg C
Motherboard- 33deg C
RAM - 24 Deg C
HDD1 -24
HDD2 -24
HDD3 -25

At Full load
CPU - 60-62 Deg C
GPU - 59-61 Deg C
Motherboard 35 Deg C max
RAM - 26 Deg C max
HDD1 - 28 Deg C max
HDD2 - 28 Deg C max
HDD3 - 28 Deg C max

The ambient temperature in my case never climbs more than 26 deg C - but with summer (UK) around the corner, I am expecting a few more degrees.

Your system is not too far off mine and should not be showing such high temperatures - you CPU, if overclocked and running at full load shows 60 deg C, then fine, that's not too far off the expected temps - what make is your GPU? With regards to your motherboard - that is way too high.

Try using HW monitor made by CPUID - it does give some pretty accurate readings and has been updated recently to work better with some of the latest intel CPUs.

Also, what case do you have and have you made sure that all of your fans are working, especially the exhaust fans?

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by repete_smile / April 8, 2009 9:15 AM PDT
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the case seems to have horrid airflow

buy a new case and move everything into that

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