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With quite a few people building Core 2 Duo/Quad rigs lately, I'm curious what kind of temps you are getting? Some folks have posted around this forum, but I'd like to consolidate here.

Please specify the temp idling and under load, if you are using stock cooling or 3rd party fans/thermal paste, what kind of case and case fans you have, and your temp monitoring program vs. temps in your BIOS.

What I'm curious about:

- Are if quad cores are running much hotter than dual cores?

- Do temp monitoring programs in Windows read different than in BIOS?

- How much difference in temps are you getting with 3rd party vs stock cooling?

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CPU temp mean average- idle @18°C, under load @25°C, determined with ASUS AI BoosterII, NVIDIA nTune (consistent). All clocks stock, and all fans @ normal duty cycle.

Good ambient, MB, GPU temps as well...the chassis is so big that it looks empty...good airflow :thumbsup:

Asus P5N32-E SLI, Intel C2E QX6700, Zalman CNPS9700led, Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2-8500, 2xWestern Digital WD1500ADFD, EVGA P2-N831-AR 8800GTX, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi-Xtreme Gamer, Thermaltake Tough Power 700wt CM, Lite-On LH-20A1L-05 DVD, Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS (w/1 additional A-1926 front-mount intake fan). Zalman STG1 (paste)

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Running all 4 cores, topped out at 39C. MB is at 34C. My room is actually kinda cold at the moment since I have the windows open but I'd say that's pretty darn impressive. ;)

Nice. What temp monitoring software are you using? Also, if you don't mind, could you post what temps you get in your BIOS?

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Running all 4 cores, topped out at 39C. MB is at 34C. My room is actually kinda cold at the moment since I have the windows open but I'd say that's pretty darn impressive. ;)

Nice. What temp monitoring software are you using? Also, if you don't mind, could you post what temps you get in your BIOS?

Asus PC Probe 2

In the BIOS (under no load obviously) I get 34C for the CPU and 36C for the MB.

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Try this for finding out your CPU speed

http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/

Core Temp works on Windows 2000, XP and 2003 (both 32bit and 64bit versions).

"Core Temp lets you monitor Intel "Core Duo", "Core Solo" (Yonah), "Core 2 Duo", "Core 2 Extreme", "Core 2 Quad", " Pentium E1000" series, "Celeron 400" series (Allendale, Conroe, Merom, Kentsfield, Conroe-L respectively), "Xeon 3000/3200/5100/5300" series (Woodcrest, Clovertown respectively) and all AMD K8 (AMD64) series die temperature.

The temperature readings are very accurate as the data is collected from a Digital Thermal Sensor (or DTS) which is located in each individual processing core, near the hottest part. This sensor is digital, which means it doesn't rely on an external circuit located on the motherboard to report temperature, its value is stored in a special register in the processor so any software can access and read it. This eliminates any inaccuracy that can be caused by external motherboard circuits and sensors and then different types of programs trying to read those sensors."

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