i7 920 temperature

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  1. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    On my new PC I used the stock heatsink/fan with the thermal paste that already comes on it. I had ordered some artic silver but I guess they forgot to put it in the box. Anyway looks like my CPU is in the 57-60C range. Is that too hot? I looked on intels page and they said 68C was the max rated. What do you guys think? Would additional artic silver make a huge difference?
     
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    no. They'll run a hell of a lot hotter than that. Even 80˚C is fine.
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Even if its in the acceptable range, that is still very high...don't you think?

    Arctic Silver would help some, but its generally accepted that the new i7 coolers are complete crap. Most recommend a nicer aftermarket unit, even if you aren't overclocking.
     
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    No I don't think even 80˚C is all that bad for an i7. @ stock cooling, under 70C is pretty good actually. I i7 920 nearly hits 80C daily.
     
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    Stock heatsink is supposed to suck
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Ive read nearly every review for the i7 CPUs, and all said they do run hot. but none ever said anything about 80c. most top out at 60+ under full load for hours for stability tests, according to other forums. Do you have yours OCd at all?
     
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    80C seems a bit hot... I've put together a few using the stock HSF, and I was seeing around 65-70C max
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    alright tits. im a little old school used to things running at like 40C with air cooling LOL! thanks guys
     
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    Ya I am OC'ed, if a stock cooler reached 80˚C something would likely be wrong.
     
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    if you're talking 57-60C at idle, then yes, that's too hot.
     
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    I'm overclocked to 3.9GHz and using a thermalright ultra 120 extreme with 2 scythe 68cfm fans in a push pull config and my temps under load haven't gone above 64°c under load. When I'm not under load my temps drop to about 30°c, sometimes a couple of degrees higher, depending on the ambient temp in my office.
     
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    you have HT off, and what are you using to check your loads? Hyperthreading adds a ton of heat.
     
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    How does HT add heat?

    Coretemp shows the load temps right next to the temp. Or did you mean to cause the load?
     
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    it adds heat because it keeps your processor under a more constant load. normally when you have a cache miss (etc..) the core goes idle for a bit, but with HT another thread runs in the core which keeps the processor constantly working.
     
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    with my OC'd phenom 8750, I don't usually break 45c under load. The highest Ive seen was 57c with Prime. This is with the stock crap cooler, not the nicer new phenom ones with heatpipes.

    I should mention that I do have like 11ty fans in my case.
     
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    yeah just sitting around its at that. let me get a program that generates a good load for it and see what happens. brb hopefully!
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    holy fuck LOL! I run cpuburn-in and I see in the task monitor that its only bringing about one of the cores to 100% but the CPU temp is jumping into the 70s. I think the concensus here is that for idling that 57-60C is too hot. What cooler do you guys recommend?
     
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    That is normal. Don't worry about it. Intel would not package it with the stock cooler if it wasnt sufficient enough. Only reason to upgrade is if it is too loud and/or you plan on overclocking.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    ok im a fucking idiot. when i was putting the thing together i was a little puzzled by the thumb screws for the heatsink as I had never used/seen them before. i powered everything down, went to reseat the heatsink and noticed it was a little loose :uh: I then proceeded to spend about 15 minutes trying to figure out how the screws fucking worked because the pictures in the manual are absolutely awful. I didn't realize you gotta push down on them pretty hard to make them latch. im down to a frosty 47C. thats what daddy likes. everyone laugh and point, thanks for your helps anyway
     
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    i don't think 70C with 1 core at 100% is normal, even for stock cooling :hsugh:
     
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    ya, i didn't like those thumb press things either, very awkward.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    theyre pretty cool but the manual they have literally has no words and there is a turning motion that they do with a hand but there is no pushing down
     
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    another funny thing to add. i noticed when my computer had been sitting at home without good ventilation the temp was jammed at 55C. As soon as I moved a bunch of stuff the temp started immediately decreasing. I thought about rigging up some more fans but then I remembered my bios has this SMARTFAN functionality. It was set the keep the CPU fan at 50% unless it was over 60C. Also some other fairly high settings for the rest of the case/psu/etc fans. I turned off SMARTFAN and just set them all to 100%. No noticeable noise increase at all and I'm sitting at 38C. Just FYI to anyone building an i7 system.
     

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