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June 25, 2010 8:32:28 AM

i just purchased a i7 980x processor and i want to know the max temp :non:  and normal temp because i cant afford a new one

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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2010 10:20:54 AM

On Intel's website, the max of the CPU case temp is 67.9­°C, the cores 72.9°C, but if the 980X is anything like the i7 900 quad-core series, the absolute maximum before the CPU starts throttling down is 100°C. Try to keep your temperatures below 75°C.
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June 25, 2010 2:55:31 PM

The 980X throttles back at 100C. Temperature will not be your issue - Intel lists its max voltage at 1.35v. A that voltage you will be able to run near 3.9GHz - tops. I am currently running my 980X at 1.45v and 4.4Ghz and under Prime I peak at 70C (Thermalright 120). With games or other work I rarely hit 60C.

The 980x's run VERY cool, but you will not be able to overclock without exceeding Intels guidelines on voltage to the CPU. If you exceed the voltage the lifespan will be shortened but there is no data on how much.
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2010 3:11:32 PM

I don't know why people even bring up the 100c, it would be insane to run your chip until it throttles and would definitely degrade the hell out of it.

Lmeow is correct about Intel's recommended thermal threshold (Low 70's core temp) and it would be a good idea to keep it at or below this mark.

Here is Intel's data sheet you can download that will give you lots of info:
http://www.intel.com/design/corei7ee/documentation.htm

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June 25, 2010 4:39:27 PM

i have a temp alarm i want to set to a safe temp what is the max temp i should set the alarm to? i dont want the processor to ever reach an unsafe temp.
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June 25, 2010 7:46:14 PM

is 70c what the alarm should be set to?
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2010 9:48:07 PM

Here is a review of the stock heat sink on the i7 980x, it has a performance and a quiet setting. Changes the rpm max of the fan.
On quiet with their testing the cores hit 70c, with a 4.2 o/c.
From this article you should be able to decide yourself !
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-DBX-B-CPU-...
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June 27, 2010 4:58:13 AM

hello i have a coolermaster haf 932 case, rampage 3 extreme motherboard, i7 980x with eco alc coolit cooling system, his 5970 graphic card, 850 watt coolermaster silent pro power supply, 80gb intel ssd main hardrive and second drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

my room temp is 23c the i7 980x processor temp idle or just sitting on desktop is 36c

from what that review lists the i7 980x included heatsink will keep the temp on idle around 25c

all i am asking is my cooling not working or is the eco alc coolit just trash?
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a b K Overclocking
June 27, 2010 1:10:48 PM

Try running Prime 95 for approx 20 minutes. Also, are you sure your ALC Coolit is mounted properly?
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June 27, 2010 6:49:50 PM

hello i got a tech to build system so i cant be sure if it is installed right. i have now been told that the i7 980x stock heatsink is better than the eco coolit is this true?

my motherboard has rc tweakit i saved a bunch of data on another computer from the rc diagram set to view the current, voltage and cpu temp can someone look at this data and tell me what you think?
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a b K Overclocking
June 27, 2010 9:22:57 PM

Just run Prime95 for 20 Minutes (as mentioned above) with Coretemp or Realtemp opened and take a screenshot after 15 minutes while it is still running and post.
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June 27, 2010 9:41:54 PM

before i do it i want to know how i can safe guard my system from overheating because i think it might get to hot if i run the test i have pc probe 2 is it like coretemp and from what site should prime 95 be downloaded?
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June 28, 2010 10:20:44 PM

just idle the cpu cores temp in core temp is between 48c and 63c please i cant run prime 95 it is to hot
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June 30, 2010 2:24:38 AM

i have taken my computer to a tech shop the i will let you guys all know what the issue was thanks for the help everyone.
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June 30, 2010 4:25:07 AM

This post implies that you have much more money than knowledge in PC field. :p 
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June 30, 2010 5:56:30 AM

:pfff: 
iqvl said:
This post implies that you have much more money than knowledge in PC field. :p 
:pfff: 

LOL - If I had knowledge in the PC field I wouldn't waste my time asking questions like this on a forum. The cpu was reaching 96c and 101c for a sec but I turned it off. This was just with one internet page open and the page was this forum. I just purchased a 1000$ chip and dont want to fry it. I'm only on here looking for useful information and I really get annoyed when people post nonsense garble comments that are non productive, so please just go away now :non: .

P.$. Ye$, I'm doing really good in my field$.
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June 30, 2010 6:05:48 AM

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This post implies that you have much more money than knowledge in PC field.

Isn't it true? All you did is walking into a computer shop and asked for the most expensive CPU without even know anything about it.
You wouldn't even consider to buy it if you know that an OCed 930 performs very similar to OCed 980 in apps that utilize at most 4 cores which is in 99% situations.
Truth is always ugly!

As to your question, the answer is provided here:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47932&processor=i7...
67.9C Tcase, so 980X should be ok as long as it's within about 75C.

P.$. Ye$, you are doing really good in your field$, because you learned very well from your teacher$ without asking them to go away when you knew nothing. Even you could do very well on your own without professor$/doctor$, you wouldn't be able to graduate if you asked them to go away when they criticized you.
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June 30, 2010 9:18:10 AM

Quote:
Isn't it true? All you did is walking into a computer shop and asked for the most expensive CPU without even know anything about it.
You wouldn't even consider to buy it if you know that an OCed 930 performs very similar to OCed 980 in apps that utilize at most 4 cores which is in 99% situations.
Truth is always ugly!

As to your question, the answer is provided here:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx? [...] odes=SLBUZ
67.9C Tcase, so 980X should be ok as long as it's within about 75C.

P.$. Ye$, you are doing really good in your field$, because you learned very well from your teacher$ without asking them to go away when you knew nothing. Even you could do very well on your own without professor$/doctor$, you wouldn't be able to graduate if you asked them to go away when they criticized you.



LOL - You obviously don't know too much in the PC field either! I researched for almost a week before purchasing this CPU. It is most definitively not the most expensive CPU I could have purchased. I could have purchased the xeon processor for my business, but I will be running some big multi-tasking applications, so I stuck with the i7 980x.

Also, I had my PC put together at a shop, but I did my own research and ordered all the pieces I needed online. ***, after a weeks research I found that most of it is so easy I could have put the whole thing together myself, but I took to a shop to be sure it was done right.

P.$. I wouldn't say GO AWAY to some good constructive criticism, but I found your criticism to be more adjacent to hypercriticism (nonsense nitpicking garble).
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July 7, 2010 2:07:51 AM

Hello again I have my computer back now they tell me the other pc tech store did a very bad job. Issues they found were: extra thermal compound added and the thin plastic layer that covers the copper heatsink was still on under the thermal compound and heatsink was not mounted all the way on, cpu was not getting correct voltages, the sata controller was not set for AHCI mode to allow TRIM and NCQ on the SSD and the worst cable management they had ever seen.

they also suggested that the ram in the system is checked for stability with the cpu and The way the OS was configured, it will need to be reinstalled and optimized for solid state use.

i will be getting them to reinstall all the software on my computer and check the ram to make sure it is all installed correct.
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July 14, 2010 9:54:51 PM

I just got a EVGA mobo X58 SLI 758 and installed the i7 980x

On a tech call to EVGA they noted that the i7 980x should not run
hotter than "68". The little visual display on the mobo says "84". Is that C or F, that little readout of 84 ?

I ask because my i7 980x is running at "84" and I don't want to cook it.
So that "84" must be in F as if it was in C, the liquid cooler
piece atop the psu would be hot to touch and it is not.

I don't over clock, I just edit videos and render them for web and DVDs.

Thanks,

Patrick

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a b K Overclocking
July 15, 2010 12:38:12 AM

cbcteaser2 said:
extra thermal compound added and the thin plastic layer that covers the copper heatsink was still on under the thermal compound and heatsink was not mounted all the way on,

:lol:  , OMG, they left the plastic on the heatsink when they mounted it, NEVER GO THERE AGAIN (as if I have to tell you).
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a b K Overclocking
July 15, 2010 12:40:28 AM

Chathambythesea said:
The little visual display on the mobo says "84". Is that C or F, that little readout of 84 ?

Download and open up Coretemp or Realtemp to get an idea of what your cpu core temps are, no idea of what your display is stating.
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January 26, 2011 6:42:05 PM

Hey, I know thi swas posted a while ago, but I just wanted to say if your temps a
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January 26, 2011 6:47:37 PM

@CBCTEASER2
Hey, yeah I wouldn't go to that place again. Forgetting to take that plastic off is like forgetting to hook up the breaks on a new car, unthinkable, especially considering you purchased the equivalent of a ferrari.

Oh, and with your processor, the only application that will push it to the thermals of prime is a program like prime. I do loads of video encoding on my 980x and 3d modeling and I can't get the thing to ever get near overheating with a real application.
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January 26, 2011 6:59:22 PM

Oh, and if you do happen to fry your chip just send it back to Intel. Don't mention what happened, just say it doesn't work. They'll probably replace it without any question. The process is called "RMA," and intel is usually very good about it.

And like psycho just said, with thermals that high on stock settings (not overclocked), you have serious cooling problems. The i7-980x is built on the 32nm process, which equals smaller transistors and in turn lower temperatures, even with six cores and twelve threads. The fact that your processor had plastic between the heatsink and the thermal compound proves this.

I would be more inclined to believe the issue is (like you said) improperly applied thermal compound, or like you said, someone neglecting to remove the plastic from the heatsink.

Good move asking about this issue, you may not know loads about hardware, but you may have saved yourself some grief by spotting this issue before it became a bigger issue.
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