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April 9, 2009 9:23:17 AM

I have a Noctua HS both fans installed on my I7 920 2.66 and it is idiling between 40-45 Celsius is that normal?






Memory: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Hard Drive: 1 TB Total + 500 gb
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
Monitor: Benq 22" LCD + 24" Samsung LCD
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Motherboard: Asus P6T V.2 Deluxe.
Computer Case: Lian Li PC-P80

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April 9, 2009 11:18:04 AM

Mine idles about 29-30 Celius with Noctua cooler
April 9, 2009 12:24:45 PM

Mine's closer to the 38-40C range with a Vigor Monsoon III LT. i7's run quite hot. It probably could be better but there's no need to worry, 40-45C is still fine. :)  They are built to run much hotter than that for long periods of time.
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April 9, 2009 4:17:27 PM

I saw a review on newegg of someone claiming to have there I7 overclocked to 4 gigs with just Noctua and it idles at 40C. Is he full of crap?
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April 9, 2009 5:32:32 PM

Impossible to say. Idle temps can vary a lot. What are your full load temps - those are the important numbers.
May 11, 2009 4:59:59 AM

Ok more detailed info... My I7 @ 3.8 ghz , 1.420 volts at average ambient temps in an Atcs 840 case and Xigmatek dark knight (all 120 mm fans are Silenx Xtrema 120x38mm) Idles from an average of 40c during 85f ambient temps down to 36c at night when around 60f. Under PcMark Vantage testing 100% loads the temps will vary from 54c-63c depending once again on ambient temps. I noticed a difference of 3-4c from stock to overclocked , idle and load.

My case moves some serious air tho and very quietly. When gaming and cpu is under constant load for hours I sit rock steady at 59c.


I7 @ 3.8 1.420 volts Rock Solid Stable.
Xigmatek Dark Knight 120mm cooler w/ Silenx Xtrema 120x38mm @ 1000rpm - roughly 75cfm.
6 gig triple Corsair Dominator 1600 @ 1648mhz 1.64 volts . Dram/qpi voltage - 1.35.
Asus P6t6 Revolution
2 Serial Scsi Fujitsu 15k rpm 147gig drives in raid 0
2 Asus Gtx 275's overclocked 700 engine , 1500 shader , 2500 ram - Idle 40c . Load 57-65c depending on game.
Antec Trupower Quattro 1000
Coolermaster Atcs840 , 3 - 230mm , 6 120x38mm Silenx Xtrema 120's controlled by a Zalman Mcs1 6 channel controller.
Xigmatek Dark Knight 120mm cooler.


If that gives you an idea of where a well cooled overclocked I7 should run on average. And to answer your question - Yes that is about average .
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May 11, 2009 3:11:18 PM

I think it depends on what you monitor your temps with.
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May 11, 2009 4:11:58 PM

I have a D0 and idle I'm at 50-53C in Coretemp, but 53-55C in OCCT (which seems to read 3C higher than coretemp or real temp). Full load with OCCT for an hour using a Large dataset, high priority, and Hyperthreading ON, I top out at 86C in OCCT, 83C in Coretemp.

It's SOLID as a rock.
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