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Expensive CPU Cooler and High Temperatures

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October 21, 2009 11:28:38 PM

Ive build three computers with top of the line heatsinks and great airflow cases. Why cant I get the temps that other people are reporting. Every professional that does reviews for Websites or Youtube gets incredibly low temperatures. Its so discouraging.

I live in California and its 26c outside. Im getting 40, 36, 40, 36 using a Noctua NH-U12P on a stock i7 920.

My previous E8500 build was also getting the higher temps. I reseated the heatsink on my E8500 many times but that didnt do a thing so Im not even going to bother reseating my i7 heatsink.
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October 22, 2009 12:07:13 AM

check the voltages it might be too programmed to be too high which is cuasing higher temps

anyway those are normal temps for both CPUs
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October 22, 2009 12:18:41 AM

idle is not the problem grasshopper, the problem is load
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October 22, 2009 4:36:19 AM

load is even worse. i get 80c load when my i7 is clocked to 3.8ghz. its stable but i know 80c is not what i should be expecting.
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October 22, 2009 5:14:10 AM

What thermal compound are you using and how much?
Have you re-seated the cooler(s) to see if they are not fitted perfectly?
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October 22, 2009 7:09:34 AM

Honestly, i7's run hot - I'm not at all surprised you see 80C load at 3.8GHz. Mine gets up to 82C full load at 4.2GHz with a TRUE and a pretty high speed fan.
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October 22, 2009 11:28:09 AM

xactly, 130w is 130w
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