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  • E8400 Safe Temperatures?

    Hello,

    I recently had a E8400 cpu go bad, so it is giving me concerns about my new part.

    The cpu idles at 40c (I'm currently clocked @ 3.6ghz) w/ an aftermarket Masscool heatsink/fan.

    In the process of running Prime95, the temperatures seem to float around 50 and down. I have read about some pretty low temperatures w/ the E8400 is why I'm asking.

  • #2
    Re: E8400 Safe Temperatures?

    looks ok to me but i dont know that chip too well,best to try re-seating heatsink a few times to see if you improve temps
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    • #3
      Re: E8400 Safe Temperatures?

      Idle temps are a bit low but Prime95 looks ok, what are core temps readings?

      EDIT: oops high i mean
      Last edited by Chike; 09-16-2009, 07:27 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: E8400 Safe Temperatures?

        Remember that your ambient temps all factor in to your core temp. I have an E8500 and mine idles 35 and then goes all the way up to 55. I say youre ok.
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        • #5
          Re: E8400 Safe Temperatures?

          I left Prime95 running while I was in class. The max temp my cpu went up to was 56C on both cores (Which I'm assuming is okay).

          Thanks for the posts guys.

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          • #6
            Re: E8400 Safe Temperatures?

            Yeap, that sounds safe for sure!

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