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Old 06-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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iwas just wondering what temperature an intel core 2 duo e8500 processor should be during general use. i am currently using an oc vendetaa hsf and fan and its built into an antec 900 2 case. i am getting a reading of a bout 33 degrees celsius during general use and i am curious if that is a normal temperature. i am just a bit wrried that the thermal grease was a bit low quality. any suggestions would be appreciated

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33C is very acceptable for idle speeds.
What are your ambient temps?

run prime and see what your temps get to under load.
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I have an E8400, and I run ~33C idle, and ~43C load using AC Freezer 7 Pro and CM 690 case w/ 3x120mm fans. If that helps you any ;]. Test your load temp with prime small ffts like Hef suggested and see if it gets too hot.
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Load temps are all the matter, idles are meaningless.
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