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What temp should my i7 920 be running at?

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September 30, 2009 10:46:03 PM

Just put together my rig and in the bios i am getting 34 degrees Celsius, i have a skythe mugen 2 on the i7 920.

my first install so i suppose i could have installed the heat sync wrong. but that sounded hot, so i just wanted to know what the target temperature should be on stand-by and load?

thanks a bunch.

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September 30, 2009 10:55:11 PM

I just put together a system with an i7 920 and a Scythe Mugen 2 and am showing 38C. 34C sounds pretty good to me, although I've seen other folks claim that they're under 30C (idle).
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September 30, 2009 11:02:17 PM

ah i just got scared when i saw the 98F (seemed real hot)

what method did you use to apply the paste?
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September 30, 2009 11:13:30 PM

Dont worry. the i7 shouldn't go over 70c on load . Those idle temp are about the average temp i see out of everyone else i7. (acctuly there a little lower. i see about low 40c for most people.)

There nothing to worry about.
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September 30, 2009 11:16:18 PM

34C is very cool for a CPU. The i7 920 is designed to go up to 68C before "turbo mode" is disengaged, so you can take that as a sign that Intel believes temperatures up to that amount are perfectly OK.

Note that there are two sets of temperature sensors on the i7 CPU itself: the "core" temperatures and the "case" temperature (also known as the "Integrated Heat Spreader" (IHS) temperature. The 68C limit I referred to is the case temperature - the core temperatures are normally about 5C higher than that.
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