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Kolt
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Posted:8/2/2008 7:07:00 PM # 1
Just got my new p5q deluxe and Q9550 yesterday and installed them no problem, however I noticed the CPU temps were way out of control and is actually causing my system to throttle, AKA not getting the performance I paid for from a 550 dollar processor and 220 dollar motherboard. At first I thought it was something on my end so I redid the heatsink and re-applied thermal compound. Still REALLY hot (80c +). So then I decided to do some testing, so I turned OFF my computer and unplugged it for 10 minutes. More then enough time for a processor to drop down to little-to-no temperature. I then turned it back on and immediately went into the BIOS. 80c + again. I even took the CPU out and felt it noted that it is indeed cool to the touch. So I then come here and read that a few others are having the same issue. I download the latest BIOS and cross my fingers only to have the same problem persist.

At this point I figure, "hey, it's not really that hot, might as well turn off throttling in the BIOS so I can actually get the most out of my 550 dollar processor". So I go into the BIOS and manually turn OFF CPU throttling then proceed to play games/benchmark only to have my system suddenly shut down. Upon restarting I get the beloved "CPU Overheating!" error message so I frantically turn my PC off and let it sit for a good 5 minutes before turning it back on and re-enabling throttling in the BIOS.

Now, I'm almost fairly certain that the actual processor itself is not getting too hot. There is just no way. I am NOT overclocking it or anything at all. Everything is attached correctly and running to standards. CPU is cool to the touch along with the case.

The problem here isn't neccessarily the readings, it's the fact that I cannot disable the CPU Throttling to enjoy my games without the system completely crashing. There must be a fix for this. At the moment I am severely dissapointed as I have never had this issue before. On top of this CPU Temp problem, my system BSODs immediately after loading Windows if I set my memory frequency to 1066mhz (533mhz DDR2). I currently have to have them running at 800mhz (400mhz DDR2). They are native 1066mhz Patriot 2gx2 (4gb) memory sticks.


Someone please assist me! This throttling is making gaming very frustrating as I can actually feel when it kicks in (pauses/stutters) and drops my performance too much!

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Posted:8/2/2008 8:53:00 PM # 2
Have you checked the core temperatures? It shouldn't throttle until they get to about 100c, are all the CPU power saving features off in bios? And I take it you set the voltage for the ram manually? Do you have bios 1003 installed?

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Posted:8/2/2008 10:41:00 PM # 3
I never saw a BIOS 1003 yet, does it correct an issue? And I assume when I check the BIOS/Software temperature readings that it's displaying the core temps right? And which power saving features exactly?

Sorry to ask so many questions, I've just been pulling my hair and and have done quite a lot so far to try and fix this.

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Posted:8/2/2008 11:42:00 PM # 4
Just tried 1003 BIOS. Same thing. Still "hot" and throttling.

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Posted:8/3/2008 3:41:00 AM # 5
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Are you using Intel stock heat sink?









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Posted:8/3/2008 4:16:00 AM # 6

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Author: Kolt Posted: 8/2/2008 10:41:00 PM

I never saw a BIOS 1003 yet, does it correct an issue? And I assume when I check the BIOS/Software temperature readings that it's displaying the core temps right? And which power saving features exactly?

Sorry to ask so many questions, I've just been pulling my hair and and have done quite a lot so far to try and fix this.


It may not be throttling, it may be dropping the speed because of speedstep, try disabling C1E, speedstep and Intel C-state tech, then download core temp and check the temperature, and no, bios wont tell you core temperatures

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Posted:8/3/2008 4:25:00 AM # 7
Yes, stock heatsink, however I don't think stock heatsink would cause it to go THAT bad, especially since the actual CPU itself is cool to the touch. I'm going to give the power-saving/CPU feature advise just given and see if that works. (Cross fingers)

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Posted:8/3/2008 4:35:00 AM # 8
Core temp 0.99.1 is actually reading an extra 10c then Real Temp ><. After disabled C1e (Speedstep and C-State both already disabled), I noticed no change in temperatures. Will test with some games/3dmark and report back.

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Posted:8/3/2008 4:53:00 AM # 9
ok, ran 3dmark tests again and had Real Temp showing on my second monitor. Throttling still. I watched the frequency go from 2838 to 2000mhz during the CPU tests most of the duration, and the end results for those 2 CPU tests are actually less FPS then my previous AMD 9850 (which is half the processor I have now - Q9550.).

There is definitely throttling going on. At peak load during those CPU tests, it got up to 96c on core 1, and the other 3 cores got up to 94c.

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Posted:8/3/2008 7:47:00 AM # 10


What operating system are you running?


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