I bought an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 from a fella on another forum.
He warned me that it ran "hot", many of the C2D chips do having convex/concave Internal Heat Spreaders on them.
I've got it up and running now and in Speedfan, it reports both cores running at @44 deg C at idle.
TAT and CoreTemp both report it running at @57 deg C.
I've tried lapping it and its heatsink and its still running at pretty much the same temps.
Not really a problem as its stable at those temps although they are obviously way off as far as what it should be running at. I had Prime running overnight and it didnt go above 63 deg C but naturally I'm a bit concerned at the temps as far as the life of the CPU goes.
Its running at stock speed just now, although when I ran the Prime test, it was overclocked very slightly with a 300 FSB to 2.1Ghz.
Has anyone had a similar experience with a C2D and if so what did you do to lower the temps?.
The HSF I have on there just now is just a Coolermaster Hyper L3, not the best really, I had a Blue Orb II on it yesterday but it still ran at the same temps. It's been seated using Arctic Silver 5 as well. Air flow through my case ( its a monster, Chieftec Black Dragon ) is good.
I'm thinking of trying another cooler, any recommendations?.
As I said, it appears to be as stable as a rock, Prime ran fine and I sat and played BioShock last night for about 4 hours without any hassle or problems, just want to try and get the temps down a wee bit.
Cheers in advance for any advice.