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Core 2 duo temp question?

By ingeborgdot
Jan 28, 2007
  1. What is the normal operating temp of c2d? Mine is at 46C at idle. I tried artice silver 5 but it is still 46. Could I have put on too much as5?
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Which model do you have? I have an E6700 and it's usually around 48C at idle. That's pretty cool for a dual-core processor BTW, so you should be ok. It's when idle temps hit the mid-50s that things are going wrong.
     
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    It is the 6400 core 2 duo. Conroe.
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah, 46C is quite okay.
     
  5. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    Ok? I thought these were supposed to run super-cool, no? Because 46C is what my OCed X2 3800+ stays at under load (ok, so 49C... still).

    @OP: Did you fully clean the old thermal paste with some 99% Isoprol alcohol? Did you apply just a small amount of AS5 (and not too much)? Look on their site for instructions.
     
  6. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Yes, I have the cleaner that comes from arctic silver and then another agent for preperation. It was very clean. Could I have gotten over zealous with it? Can too much cause a problem?
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It is a bit hot but then I think it depends on the case ventilation and such. But 46C is still not a bad temp. However, too much AS5 does choke the heatsink. Try re-applying it as stated by agi_shi and seeing how much of a difference it makes.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    It is fine.
     
  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Well you have a better heatsink, Arctic64, my Ninja kept me at about 32C idle, stock cooler is 41C so yeah there is a differance
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    As I said before, there is nothing to worry about. You should be sweating it out if the temps reach the mid-50s, coz that is when something is seriously wrong. Otherwise, if it ain't broke, don't fix it! :D
     
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