Re: GA-EP45-DS3L with continual memory issues
You may have reached similar temps at 4GHz, but not on the stock cooler. A stock Intel dual core cooler is..... well.. they're crap, basically. A 1" thick by 4-4.5" diameter lump of aluminium doesn't cool all that well even at the best of times.
Originally Posted by artureal
Sure, checking the seating of the HSF is a good idea, but let's not assume that the particular CPU in question has "accurate" DTS sensors. They can be as much as 10c out by Intel's own admission. In a best case scenario, this would put the actual core temps with the case closed at 57c. This is only on the hottest core. You'll also notice that the second core is (maybe) 2c cooler. 55-57c is not that much out on a 3GHz CPU with a stock cooler.
You will also remember the OP stating that temps drop by 10c to 57c when he takes the side of the case off. All this leads me to believe that there's nothing wrong with the HSF seating. A combination of adding adequate case ventilation and calibrating which ever temp monitoring program is used should both bring temps down and make them a truer representation of what's actually going on.
Also, unless you've calibrated your temp monitoring program to some degree of accuracy, can you really be sure of the temps of your cores?
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