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BFG 680i and e4300 heat issue and crashes...

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Ok, I thought I had this thing running just fine, but I guess not. At 1.250 volts, the cpu is idling around 33 degrees, and load can get it up to 45. With an XP 120 and low voltages, this shouldn't be the case, should it? I expected more like mid 20's idle and low 30's load. This is at stock speed, nothing OC'ed. I'm also getting Orthos failure in under 10 minutes and BSOD in under 24 hours. Memory set too tight, or the 1T, maybe? Throw me some ideas, and I'll keep trying on my own as well.

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My 4300 ran cooler than that when I ran it at stock with the stock cooler. Have you tried reseating the HS? Where did you hear that they ran hot by default? Thats news to me.

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News to me too. My E4400 @ 2.66GHz runs idle at 22 C, and full load 55 C with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 on it with low fan settings and 1.4v through it! (yeah I know its a lot of volts, still trying to get that down)

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Well, XP 120 isn't that great of a cooler nowdays either. In comparison to the Ninja, NH-U12 and so on it pretty much sucks.

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Agreed, I need to pony up the cash for an Ultra 120 Extreme.

 

I am still having issues with random restarts(not BSOD's), particularly with 3D Mark '05 or 10+ hour Orthos runs. I have yet to get all the way through it on my present OC, even though I'm 8+ hours stable in Orthos. There's a thread on this in the Intel OC area, with the listed settings.

 

And for the love of god, what is the max safe temp for a C2D? I considered 50c max safe for the 939's, and that's all I have to go on.

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I'm going to do the hotfix for the SATA controller bios and install TAT and see if this doesn't fix the issues. Will update.

 

As to who said the E4300's are warm, I ran into about 4 reviews in a row that claimed that, and it seemed to fit with what I'm seeing, so I just accepted it and moved on. If this is not the case, I'm sure the only thing left to change is my heatsink itself, as the base of it doesn't leave...well, any clearance when installed. An Ultra Extreme would be tits, I think.

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My e4300 runs warm at 3.3 GHz but not hot. 30C idle 50C load (1.425v) with Ultra 120. I didn't lap it or anything. In fact, when comparing to other system components, its the coolest thing in my rig. My memory, chipset and GPU run sizzlin with uber-airflow in my case. Thats where my worries lie......

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