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I7920 asus pt6 deluxe overclocking temps.. need some help pls

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July 25, 2009 9:57:32 PM

Hi, I'm fairly new to overclocking and have been trying to overclock a i7920 on an Asus p6t Deluxe v2. Real temp is showing around 50c on all cores with no load. I ran Prime 95 and temps shot up within the first 2 minutes to 100c and i shut it down. I have the Haf 932 case with plenty of fans and airflow, A 1000w psu and a zahlman 9700 led heatsink and fan.
I went with a straightforward overclocking vid off of the net and here are my settings.. Like i said, im new to OC so bear with me if something is wrong.

AI Clock Tuner {Manual}
Cpu Ratio Setting {Auto}
Intel Speedstep {Disabled}
Bck Freq {190}
PCIE {100}
DRAM Freq {1523}


Cpu Voltage {1.35000}
All else set to Auto


I'm Reading everywhere that ppl have around 60-70c at max load. Can someone pls help with ? :heink: 
July 25, 2009 10:34:47 PM

Read up on overshocked i7 OCing guide....
July 25, 2009 10:40:24 PM

Hi, i briefly read over it.. It doesn't much explain why my temps are so high though?
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July 25, 2009 10:46:00 PM

So what is your CPU freq. right now?

The Zalman CNPS 9x00 series weren't really good coolers, even for C2D/C2Q's. i7 runs even hotter, it'll won't cool as well.

Used to own one with a E8500, I soon then switched it for a Xigmatek Dark Knight. Too bad I don't have that rig anymroe :(  lol
July 25, 2009 11:01:46 PM

Is my heatsink maybe not attached properly? With no overclock im at 51c with no load. and 87 or so at max... even with no overclocking my system seems to be running hotter then ppl who are overclocked. Perhaps its my gtx295 co-op edition?
July 25, 2009 11:09:41 PM

Lower your voltage, you probably only need 1.25 v max, probably more like 1.22. Also if you are serious about overclocking you should change heatsinks.
July 26, 2009 12:17:18 AM

Lowering my voltage will drop my temps by 30c?
July 26, 2009 1:38:59 AM

I dunno, why don't you try it and find out?
July 26, 2009 1:55:44 AM

I set the voltage down to 1.22 and im hovering at about 40-42 idle. any other tips? Thats with no overclocking
July 26, 2009 2:08:46 AM

Its probably just the heatsink, reseat and reapply TIM. If that doesn't work then the HSF is probably not good enough. There are better coolers out there for LGS775 CPU's
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