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Enought cooling for i7 920 & P6T ?

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May 27, 2009 5:24:53 AM

:hello:  just registered!

I recently bought

i7 920/ asus P6T / others ( 6gb ram, 640gb hd with 7200rpm 16mb..)

I didn't know the differences among P6T models at the time I bought P6T. ( so I picked the model with lowest price!- I thought I do not need any kind of luxurious features )

Now i am seriously worrying if the temperature might get too high after OC. (thinking of clock speed around 3.6 ghz)

according to this article, http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p6t/22.htm

the temp problem could be solved by adding some cooling fans.

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The only real problem I had was that the cooling on the chipset was a little suspect and was extremely hot to the touch when pushing the clock speeds on the processor and memory. A quick fix is to have a fan blowing cool air over the heatsink to reduce the operating temperatures.

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Since I know nothing about building up computers (one of my friend will assemble it) , I am not quite sure if CPU fan will fulfil the duty.

I am planning to buy Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler for my CPU but should I add more cooling method ?

If so, could you recommend any?


Your little(?) advice will be very much appreciated!
a b K Overclocking
May 27, 2009 9:52:28 AM

Since it seems you're not worried about fan noise, why not add a case fan as well? It will make things noisier, but if setup properly, it'll definitely keep temperatures down.
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May 27, 2009 8:42:40 PM

i do think its a tie between the thermalright 120extreme and noctua NH-U12P SE, ive seen some benchmarks, kinda hard to tell between em

I'd recommend a good heatsink and a good case, with nice ventilation, the HAF 932 is pretty top up there right now, better than the antec 1200 by a couple of degrees
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May 27, 2009 8:45:14 PM

and IF heat is a big issue, even after you've done your build, ive seen some people "mod" there computers, as in buying a fan and using cable ties to stick it on some empty hard drives, may even cool temps a bit...

Also, you may or may not know there are different steppings for the i7 920, C0 stepping and D0 stepping, i recommend you get the D0, its about 10$ more, and you'll be able to find it on ebay..(i couldent find it anywhere else, ask around), its improved over the C0, and runs on lower voltages, lower voltages = less heat
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May 27, 2009 9:44:26 PM

I have the exact same setup and I am running at 4.0ghz and the highest temps my i7920 has seen according to real temps after running prime 95 for 30 hours was 72c. Idle the temps sit around 32-34.
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May 28, 2009 12:31:15 AM

nickhoff said:
I have the exact same setup and I am running at 4.0ghz and the highest temps my i7920 has seen according to real temps after running prime 95 for 30 hours was 72c. Idle the temps sit around 32-34.


thats pretty cold, where do you live? What CPU cooler do u have
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May 28, 2009 2:13:18 AM

r_manic said:
Since it seems you're not worried about fan noise, why not add a case fan as well? It will make things noisier, but if setup properly, it'll definitely keep temperatures down.


thax! I will look out for it.
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May 28, 2009 2:14:12 AM

r_manic said:
Since it seems you're not worried about fan noise, why not add a case fan as well? It will make things noisier, but if setup properly, it'll definitely keep temperatures down.


Thanks! I will definately look out for it!
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May 28, 2009 2:15:30 AM

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The Thermalright 120EXtreme is the best around.


thanks! :) 
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May 28, 2009 2:26:26 AM

computernewbie said:
and IF heat is a big issue, even after you've done your build, ive seen some people "mod" there computers, as in buying a fan and using cable ties to stick it on some empty hard drives, may even cool temps a bit...

Also, you may or may not know there are different steppings for the i7 920, C0 stepping and D0 stepping, i recommend you get the D0, its about 10$ more, and you'll be able to find it on ebay..(i couldent find it anywhere else, ask around), its improved over the C0, and runs on lower voltages, lower voltages = less heat


I am not quite sure how to "mod" computers you explained at first.

However, my cpu is D0 version as you recommended (I got it from antares digital - online store , which cost me 8 bucks more)


Thanks for your kind advice.
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May 28, 2009 2:38:11 AM

In addition to my previous question, if I am able to change my P6T to P6T deluxe v2 with 50 dollors, should I go for it?
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a c 86 K Overclocking
May 28, 2009 5:34:40 AM

Modding. Hmm replacing fans. Using something like wireties/bolts/stuff to make the PC better by adding a fan on top of the NB chip. Modding isn't math. It's using your head to do stuff to the PC. Don't be scared of the word mod, have you worked on a car stero? Thats modding...........................
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May 28, 2009 2:45:23 PM

I'm using the thermal light ultra 120 extreme rt1366 heat sink with artic silver 5 thermal paste, my heatsink & cpu has been lapped with a mirror like finish. I live in Chicago, IL, its been cool lately, but its starting to warm up. I also have the D0 stepping.
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May 29, 2009 12:45:56 AM

when i meant modding, i meant like adding an extra fan inside, its nothing big, i saw a pic of a guy take a simply 230mm fan, take 2-4 cable ties, and tied it around some empty hard drive bays, the fan was directly next to his GPU, which made good cooling i assume
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May 29, 2009 12:47:38 AM

and if you find modding very fun, i find it quite interesting, you may find it enjoyable playing around with computers, go to youtube and type in computer modding, you'll find alot of videos explaining how to do stuff, youtube is awesome ;P
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May 30, 2009 4:25:11 AM

Conumdrum //thx for your kind explanation!
nickhoff // your comment ease me a lot!
computernewbie//i'm real newbie on this so a bit scared. As you advised I willdosome utube research ! thx a lot!
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