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40c idle for 4.0?

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December 24, 2010 5:06:07 AM

im using as5 and corsairs h50 and this seems pretty high for idle temps. im ocing to 4.0 1.35 voltage with an i7 950 and these temps seem pretty high, are they?

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December 26, 2010 11:31:03 PM

40C is not that high for 4.0 GHz.....; put it under load with mulitple instances of Prime95....
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December 31, 2010 10:41:39 AM

40C doesn't seem tooo high for the i7 950. Another reason I prefer AMD over Intel though as I'm using air cooling and idle at 32C at 4.0GHz on my AMD X6 1090T.

Remember AS5 needs up to 200 hours burn in time before it's doing it's job fully (though this only ever makes a few degrees difference). Maybe try to get yourself some MX-3 paste? I've found it drops temps by a few degrees over AS5.
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