Intel i7 920 @ 4GHz (Professionaly overclocked by overclockers.co.uk)
Asus Rampage II Extreme
6GB Corsair XMS3 1600mhz RAM
30GB OCZ Agility Solid State + Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
ATI Radeon HD 5850
SB X-Fi Xtreme Music (not shown in picture as I was trying another sound card at the time)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Corsair HX620 watt Power Supply
Lancool Dragon K62 Case
4x 120mm Enermax, Two on the top as exhausts and 2 on the Megahalem in a push pull configuration so heat is taken out the back of the case
Xigmatek XLFF1453 140mm Fan on the front as an intake, and a 140mm on the back as exhaust.
Also has a ZALMAN ZM-MFC1+ BLK FAN CONTROLLER to control the speed of the fans.
Idle temp is 65C.
The core voltage is 1.310. I have never overclocked before so not sure if this is enoguh. My room gets very hot and this might explain the high temperature.
Is this temperature very dangerous? From what I've read the case is not suited to water cooling and needs modding in order to accommodate it. Can anyone please give any suggestions?
I doubt it will burn up, as your CPU has safegaurds to prevent heating itself to death, but that is really hot. If your computer is dusty, that may be part of the issue. I would seriously look into better cooling for that i7 if you are using the stock cooler...
Just been getting quotes on removing the heatsink + paste, adding more and putting it back on as I'm not comfortable doing it and getting £30-£35. Seems a lot but normally do stuff myself and fisrt time looking elsewhere.
the pcb can really take alot more then you would think at first,
to the point you feel like your pushing fairly hard, if you can i would order mx-2 by arctic cooling, it's really good, and it's very viscous, so you don't to apply as much pressure as with other pastes
That's great, I've already ordered the mx-2 by arctic cooling and will try and sort this out myself. Reading up, it's a decent heatsink and if others are getting idle temps 25C off there def seems to be a problem with the heatsink.
Stuff came through and I done it myself. In the process I clumsily dropped thermal paste on the motherboard and instinctively wiped it off. I read after that I shouldn't have done that but instead should have dabbed it with alcohol which I still done for quite a while. It seems to be okay as it's been running for 30 mins now. Can it still short out or would it have done so already?
The heatsink wasn't correctly seated and there didn't seem to be enough paste i.e not a layer going across the cpu and bottom of the heatsink.
As for temps I'm getting 52C idle now and 82C with Prime95 at 100% CPU usage. Should I still be worrying with these temps?
those aren't bad at all really, maybe a bit higher then typical, but not in any danger of hurting your cpu, if you don't have speed step or C states on then this makes more sense, i wouldn't worry to much about the MX-2 as it's non conductive, so there no chance of it shorting anything out, (a very nice perk of MX-2)
but good to see your temps came out of the temp range were you really had a chance of harming your components