Somewhat high Corsair H50 temps.

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Flaviz
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Sorry in advance for the lengthy post...

Hello, for my cpu cooling I currently have a Corsair H50 (as an intake) with Artic Silver 5 thermal compound in a Cooler Master Storm Scout case. My processor is an AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE at stock clocks and voltages (ASUS M4A79XTD-EVO motherboard if that helps). The cpu idles at around 38°C. I have tried all of the most common ways of applying the thermal compound (cleaning and purifying each time) and the small dot in the middle works the best. I recently installed an H50 in a friends computer who has the exact same cpu and similar case but his cpu idles at around 10°C lower than mine and I do not know why. The only other thing that I am going to do is install 2 fans in the push/pull configuration but it shouldn't lower the temp all too much. I am also considering lapping the H50 but am hesitant. If you have any ideas as to what the problem is please help me.

hnkftalnot
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Some CPUs have faulty temp sensors, maybe you had bad luck and got one of those. And also the program can read it wrong.

Flaviz
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I was wandering if it could be reading it wrong but don't see how it could be that close yet inaccurate. Do you think updating my motherboard bios might help?

hnkftalnot
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A faulty sensor can report the temperature always x degrees higher than it really is. A BIOS update might help but I doubt it.. before updating the BIOS you could e-mail Asus tech support, explain the situation and ask if a CPU temp issue has been addressed in one of the updates.

Or maybe you can test it with your friends CPU (who also has the 955) or RMA yours.