Help?? i7 2.66 - idle @ 36c with Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Tags: Intel i7 CPUs Overclocking Last response: May 1, 2009 5:49 PM in Overclocking Share godfath3r May 1, 2009 4:20:45 PM right guys im planning on overclcoking my i7, however ive noticed that im running at 36c idle and goes up to 63 after running prime95 even for just 10 mins. ive tried doing my own research and believe this appears to be a lil on the high side considering ive got a Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 as a cpu cooler. so whats yuor opinions is this standard temps? could the fact that my dad applied a lil too much of arctic compound on the cpu be the cause of this? i really wnaa get this issue settled before i decide to go for the overclock. cheers! More about : idle 36c noctua u12p se1366 flyin15sec a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking May 1, 2009 5:49:12 PM Need to know a bit more about your setup: Case, Ambient temps, Temp software used. My i7 920(191x21) 4ghz, idles at 40C-45C, on load it gets up to 68C -70C. Using a T.R.U.E. with Yate Loon 2k fan. I really don't think you should worry too much. Start overclocking and see if temps are rising dramatically past the mid 60C mark. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumI7 Running Too Hot Noctua NH-U12P Cooler ForumNoctua - quite overclocking question.... (core i7 ) ForumNoctua NH-U12P and i7 920 Temperature Too High? ForumCore i7 920 O/C to 3.66GHZ ForumMy i7 build...just ordered the parts! Forum$1300 I7 Gaming Build ForumThermalright TRUE or Noctua NH-U12P or CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ ??? ForumHow's this for an I7 build? ForumI need help finishing off my parts list. ForumI7 920 + Asus P6t Overclocking Help !!! ForumOverclocking without voltage increase ForumLiquid Cooling...Where Do I Begin??? ForumI7 heat, about right? ForumCompare build 1 with 2 ForumI7 temps up to 100c - Help with cooler selection or WATERCOOLING!!!!! Forum$2000-2500 Gaming Rig build advice needed ForumCore i7 Build 1200 Dollar Budget Need Help !! (Crossfire Ready) ForumQuiet i7 build: gaming and music ForumI7 vs Core 2 - Gaming PC - 1000 or less ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !