Hey everyone, I've got a few issues with my new i7. I've read through the Core 2 Duo/i7 temperature guide on here and followed the procedure with prime95, speedfan and all. At startup idle is 35C, but will not go below 40C after a few games. By doing the prime95 test for less than 5 minutes the Tcase(CPU case) rises to 70C, at which point I stopped the test for fear of over-heating.
Also, after 20 minutes or so of gaming Tcase can reach 66C on many occasions (game dependent).
Now whats confusing me is the temperature guide here claims the CPU should shut itself off once Tcase reaches 68C. Which it obviously is not doing. I have reseated the CPU heatsink a couple of times as before idle was at 50-55C. I fear for my computer's life-span and would appreciate any feedback.
Listed below is the computer setup.
1 Noctua fan on intake, 2 others on exhaust.
NZXT HUSH White SECC Steel case
Intel i7 920
EVGA X58 mother board
EVGA GTX 275 896mb
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750 watt PS
OCZ Gold DDR3 - 6GB
2 Noctua NF-S12B FLX case fans set at max flow (40 something cfm)
Evercool Fox-1 PCI slot exhaust fan above the GPU/below CPU
2x 640GB HDs
well buddy i had a even worser prob than you with my new i7 today so the prob was i had after 10 min prime 95 about 80C and after an hour 83 all cores
so first of all to clear one thing the procesor it self cannot beharmed intel normal full load temp is 68,9C if i reach the 100C limit it will reduce byself power and lower the multiplier(new technologie) so you just have to do 2things to lover your cpu
1.go into bios and lower your cpu vcore voltage (i set it to 1,0125v)
2. buy an new cpu cooler
ok so 1 of them is every time optional if you lower your vcore than the cpu heat should not go over 72 core0 the other 3cores will remain at 70C
but if you decide to buy a new cooler and you are going to spent some time overclocking then you should leave the voltage otherwise lower it you will not lose performance because of lowering voltage in case you want to buy a cooler verygood one thermalrigt 120Ultra about 50€