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best settings in bios to lower core i7 920 temps with stock cooler

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May 7, 2014 8:36:48 AM

Right now I am not gaming much, but I am using multipool with two asus direct cu ii gtx 570s. They are raising temps to a concering level on my core i7 920, to around 80-82 c on the cores. I have loered the clocks to 12x and 133, so it is at 1591 mhz. Still, my temps are at 81 c with the case side off and a fan blowing directly at the computer.

I want to down clock as much as possible and still have the computer useable. What are the best clock settings to adjust that will have the least negative impact on performance. Thanks!
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May 7, 2014 8:52:12 AM

downclocking wont help in fact will cause issues with bottlenecking the gpu's.

its the cooling thats the issue the likely rise is probably down to aging thermal paste, clogged fins on the cooler or some other heatsync issue.

you can run the cpu at lower voltage and stay at 2.66 i run mine at 1.18125 and im oc'd at 3.6. my max temp is about 35-63'c (cnps10 flex cooler).
some boards were over generous with voltages for the i7 920's so you can often find that yours will be set in the region of 1.22v by default when it doesnt need to be anywhere near it.

lastly close your case. you can affect the cooling of the motherboard by reducing the internal air flow with the side open.
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May 7, 2014 9:25:11 AM

HEXiT said:
downclocking wont help in fact will cause issues with bottlenecking the gpu's.

its the cooling thats the issue the likely rise is probably down to aging thermal paste, clogged fins on the cooler or some other heatsync issue.

you can run the cpu at lower voltage and stay at 2.66 i run mine at 1.18125 and im oc'd at 3.6. my max temp is about 35-63'c (cnps10 flex cooler).
some boards were over generous with voltages for the i7 920's so you can often find that yours will be set in the region of 1.22v by default when it doesnt need to be anywhere near it.

lastly close your case. you can affect the cooling of the motherboard by reducing the internal air flow with the side open.


Thanks, I will give the lower voltage a try. Are there any other voltages I can reduce?
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May 7, 2014 9:42:58 AM

loading optimized defaults will set the board to the lowest recommended settings for the cpu. it was normally just the vcore that was excessive.
remember before you save and quit to set hpet and any other settings for drive order and gpu order
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May 7, 2014 11:23:05 PM

if you get to the point you cant reboot you have gone to far and will need to reset the bios. a lot of 1366 boards have a cmos reset. just turn the pc off and hit that for 2-3 seconds. turn the power on and the pc should boot to default.
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