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I7 920 Heat

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April 26, 2009 1:11:49 AM

Hey everyone, just built my first computer yesterday.

i7 920 on a rampage II extreme w/ a TRUE push/pull heatsink

used OCZ freeze thermal compound in the rice drop method

My idle speeds at stock seem high, 40-35-37-33

Im unsure what the problem is or if this is normal to start with and the temps improve over time.

I overclocked to 3.6 speed and got idle, 42-38-41-37


Load temps on 3.6 where 74-71--71-69

Load temps on stock where <63

and info and tips would be helpful.

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April 26, 2009 4:04:27 AM

Those temps seem a little high to me... I'd start by knocking the OC down a bit and just keep an eye on the temps under load.
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April 27, 2009 5:31:37 PM

What are you using to monitor your temps? When you say "load" how are you stress testing? Download OCCT 3.0.1 and run a custom test, with a LARGE DATASET, HIGH PRIORITY, and CHECK the box for Hyperthreading. Run it for 1hr and report back how hot that bad boy gets. It will run all 8 Hyperthreading cores at 100% and beat the crap out of it. This will be a true test.

I am OCed to 4.GHz with a Thermalright u-120 eXtreme cooler. I sit at about 55C idle across all cores, and max at about 85C.

RealTemp gives me a reading about 3C cooler than OCCT does though. So in that perspective its about 52C idle and 82C max.


Your temps seem normal and fine for your OC.
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April 27, 2009 5:47:19 PM

Those temps are similar to mine. i7 920@4ghz (191x21). Using TRUE /w 2K RPM Scythe fan. NO HT on.

Idle: 40C - 45C --> all cores
Load : 68C - 72C --> all cores
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April 27, 2009 6:50:49 PM

looks pretty close to normal.
April 28, 2009 8:06:11 AM

Ive been using Prime95 to test, and reading temps from realtemp.

All my occt tests stop after a minute, it keeps returning with error on core #1 (But I don't Blue screen)

I'm stable on prime95 for hours.
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