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Prime gives 90+ temp !

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kr0w

New Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
I have Q9550 CPU on ASUS P5Q-PRO mb. I want to have stable 3.6ghz cpu, but when i test with Prime95 my cpu temps goes more than 90C..
My settings in BIOS are:

FSB: 430
Multiplier: 08.5x
DRAM freq: 861mhz
Timing: 5-5-5-15

vcore: 1.23125
fsp termination: 1.26
DRAM v: 1.90
NB: 1.20
SB: 1.10

Idle temps seems fine, staying at 40-45C.
Am i doing something wrong, or is it standard that temps on testing should be that high?
 

jonspd

Super Speedy Senior
Joined
Jan 18, 2003
what kinda cooler you using and what are you using to read temps?
 
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kr0w

New Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
I use CoreTemp64 and CPUID HW Monitor. It's a box cpu, the cooler came with cpu.
 

PeterGarcia30

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Jan 11, 2010
Location
Bronx,Ny
soo your using the hsf that came with your cpu??! the Q9550 is probably the hottest core 2 quad chip and the stock heatsink fan is barely enough to run it at stock settings at a temp that i feel comfortable at.....take a stroll down to the cooling section and do some research on an aftermarket hsf it will make a world of difference. Those stock coolers just wont cut it for trying to overclock that chip.
 

burebista

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Mar 13, 2006
Location
Romania
Depends on budget: from best performers Noctua NH-D14, TRUE rev.C, VenomousX, Zalman 10X Extreme to more budget friendly Scythe Mugen 2, Zerotherm Zen, CM Hyper 212+, Xigmatek Achilles and so on.
 

mattspalace

I been Dolk'ed Senior
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Jan 14, 2003
Location
Stuttgart, Germany
How much money do you want to spend. A pretty good cooler will run about $30, an excellent cooler will run about $60 (and more with fans).