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Core i7 & Coolermaster V8; Unusual temperatures.

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September 14, 2009 5:35:34 AM

So, for reference before I start explaining my situation:

Antec Nine Hundred Two
Intel Core i7 920
Coolermaster V8
Nvidia GTX 285
3 SATA HD's
Blu-Ray DVD-R
650 watt Antec Trio

I was carrying the computer to a LAN and I dorpped it in the box and it started to run hot after that at first it only changed about 4-8C but lately it spiked up to a difference of about 15C from when I first got it. So, today I pulled out everything cleaned it very well, scraping with a credit card first and then 91% rubbing alcohol after, and then I reapplied some Arctic Silver 5 that I've had for about 4 years (I gave it a good shake before :x), according to the specifications for the i7 on the Arctic Silver site.

So, to my surprise temperatures are not ideal.. 36C-42C minimums being reported by real temp 3.00 and maximums of 82C when running prime95 sensor test for real temp. During gaming conditions it gets up to about 55C. This has me worried because I've heard my other friends having lows of 25C on their i7 920's.

Any advice would be appreciated about what to do.

-anoobis
September 14, 2009 10:15:07 AM

36-42 is fine and 55 while gaming is not a problem i get 65,
are your friends using voltsaver or anything
is the computer in the sun etc maybe there was better cooling in the other spot b4 you moved it
also make sure your cables arnt blocking any air flow
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September 14, 2009 11:35:14 AM

well reducing voltage can help with reducing heat without sacrificing performance. Although follow what sirkillalot said first before adjusting anything in bios.
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September 14, 2009 3:24:03 PM

anoobisucf said:
So, for reference before I start explaining my situation:

Antec Nine Hundred Two
Intel Core i7 920
Coolermaster V8
Nvidia GTX 285
3 SATA HD's
Blu-Ray DVD-R
650 watt Antec Trio

I was carrying the computer to a LAN and I dorpped it in the box and it started to run hot after that at first it only changed about 4-8C but lately it spiked up to a difference of about 15C from when I first got it. So, today I pulled out everything cleaned it very well, scraping with a credit card first and then 91% rubbing alcohol after, and then I reapplied some Arctic Silver 5 that I've had for about 4 years (I gave it a good shake before :x), according to the specifications for the i7 on the Arctic Silver site.

So, to my surprise temperatures are not ideal.. 36C-42C minimums being reported by real temp 3.00 and maximums of 82C when running prime95 sensor test for real temp. During gaming conditions it gets up to about 55C. This has me worried because I've heard my other friends having lows of 25C on their i7 920's.

Any advice would be appreciated about what to do.

-anoobis


There are a lot of factors that may influence your CPU temperature. For starters, GTX 285 is a very hot card, and it will influence your CPU temperature during gaming. 55C is actually very good for Core i7s, so I don't think you should worry about it.

By the way, Arctic Silver 5 requires a curing time of more than a week, so it will be a while before you see the temperature drops.
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September 14, 2009 6:24:21 PM

^+1

My temps for my i7 were like high 40's low 50s at idle and high 60s with prime 95

After about a week, my temps dropped to like high 30's mid 40's ... and low to mid 60's with prime 95 and like high 40s with gaming ...

dont worry :p 
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September 14, 2009 7:05:36 PM

i called intel today because of my i7 i have it is under full load 70-72C after prime 95(16h) and they said that their suggested temp on load is 68,9C and that also everything to 99 is fine but over 100 it is a prob so dont worry i have 72degree and non oc^^ standard one but reeinstaling your cpu cooler and maybe to put some new thermal paste on cpu should help ^^
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