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Old 08-15-2006, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just installed my E6400 on the Badaxe Mobo. Using a Sillent775 cooler here in place of the stock cooling.

This image says it all:

That's at full load, at idle it can get down to ~72C

Temperature sensor error or something else?

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Old 08-15-2006, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The first step is to reach in and touch the heatsink while it's running. You could have a terrible seating, possibly.



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lol, that or it could be something worse, did u see that 2.5v reading? it was around 1.48!! wait hold on, is there even a 2.5? if so, that could be causing bad temps

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my p4 presscott gets 60 or so at its highest :O
make sure the gap between the HSF and cpu is as small as can be
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Well I touched the heatsink right after operation and it wasn't that hot.

Do you think I put too much thermal paste? I had a thin layer on the processor and the heatsink. Used normal plastic wrap to dab it thin.

Or could this be a voltage issue with the 2.5v thing?

Any more tips?
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sounds like a voltage issue, go into BIOS and set it to the stock voltage. If not, remove the heatsink, sand down the surface and reapply a thin layer of AS5. If you still get the same problem, try the stock cooler. Your new cooler might have issues contacting the CPU.

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Old 08-16-2006, 04:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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speedfan is really inacurate, see what it says with everest, or pc wizzard
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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try to re-seat the heatsink, perhaps a little bit less thermal paste this time [clean it using 90% alcohol ethanol or something, JUST A BIT OF IT THOUGH!]

If no good, then I guess you're getting a false reading.
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Check your temps in the bios, Use the motherboard monitoring software that comes with the board, Much better chance of accurate readings.

if its not shutting down and beeping like mad at you at 81c then the bios isn't reading 81c.
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That's the whole thing, it seems to read 82 in the bios as well, which is where I first checked it.

I'm gonna try to update the BIOS. Also note that speedfan says

while the bios says

So i'm not sure what the proper voltage over that channel is. The mobo doesn't let me set much, so I'm going to try updating the BIOS before I reinstall the heatsink. Lemme go find a blank cd ;-)

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