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October 15, 2010 11:35:50 PM

Hey guys, need some advice to make sure my temperatures are not too high and that I'm reading the right temperatures. I have an i7 950 on my gigabyte X58A-UD3R, with a CM Hyper 212+ cooler.

At stock speeds, I'm getting core temps of 39,39,34,34 at idle (when it lowers the multiplier) and when under load with Prime95 the temps are around the mid 60s. Ambient temperature is 78 degreed Fahrenheit which I think is about 27 degrees Celsius. I checked the temps with HW Monitor, Speedfan, and core temp. I then checked the temp with the Hardware monitor in the Easytune utility from Gigabyte and saw idle temp as 36 and load temp of 51. These temps correspond to TMPIN#1 on HW Monitor and Temp 1 on Speedfan (I'm assuming this is the core die temp?).

Once overclocked to about 3.8ghz, the core temps are 47, 47, 43, 44 when at idle and after about 5 or 10 minutes of prime95 they hit 86,85,82,80 at which point I stopped it. The temperature from the Gigabyte monitor is 43 at idle and 67 at load.

So do my temperatures seem too high or are they about right? Also, at what temperature for the cores and the cpu die should I begin to worry? On a side note, what are the temperatures coming from TMPIN #0 and TMPIN#2 in HW Monitor (Temp 0 and Temp 2 in Speedfan) coming from?

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October 15, 2010 11:56:24 PM

It seems a little high for your stock temps, and definitely way too much for your overclock. Try not to go over 75*c as not to significantly decrease your cpu's life. Are you using the thermal paste that come with your hyper 212+? Id recommend that you look into something a little better like arctic silver 5, and make sure your applying not too much or not too little.
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October 16, 2010 12:36:47 AM

bavman said:
It seems a little high for your stock temps, and definitely way too much for your overclock. Try not to go over 75*c as not to significantly decrease your cpu's life. Are you using the thermal paste that come with your hyper 212+? Id recommend that you look into something a little better like arctic silver 5, and make sure your applying not too much or not too little.


Yeah, I wanted to test and compare thermal pastes, so I'm currently using the CM paste that came with it. I had a feeling this was my problem. To follow up though, when you say 75*c you're talking core temp, correct?
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October 16, 2010 12:37:47 AM

Ya, try to keep your overall cpu temp under that.
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October 16, 2010 1:04:43 AM

bavman said:
Ya, try to keep your overall cpu temp under that.

Thanks. On the other side of my question, do you know what those other temps are from? I'm assuming one's the northbridge, would the other be southbridge?
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October 16, 2010 1:16:08 AM

I think its just southbridge as northbridge does not exist in lga 1156.
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October 16, 2010 2:26:31 AM

bavman said:
I think its just southbridge as northbridge does not exist in lga 1156.

It's a 1366 board, so I'm assuming it's both then. Thanks for the help!
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October 16, 2010 2:39:16 AM

For some reason it looked like 750 (wish isn't even an i7) to me first until you brought it to my attention. Now it all makes sense. I'm kinda out of it today.
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October 16, 2010 3:52:58 PM

Best answer selected by jclatx.
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