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Silver Arrow runs i7 950 hot

Hello!

I have a Thermalright Silver Arrow cooling down a i7 950.

Chip overclocked to 4ghz @ 1.2625 without vdroop & 1.317v max on cpu-z.

chip goes somewhere from 35-42C Idle and 71-75C on load even on cold nights with two windows all the way open.

i reseated my IC Diamond TIM twice but still got the same temps. (pea size on the center)

When i use this on a AMD X6 1090T @ 4ghz i get 17-19C idle and 40C load. (1.38v)

then why is it so hot on this intel chip?
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    Intel chips run MUCH hotter than AMD chips. Your i7 950 temps are not unusual depending on the ambient temp. See the test below.

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/thermalright_silverarrow/4.htm
  2. oh. okay it makes sense then.

    was a little puzzled, thought my silver arrow had an issue.

    thanks for clarifying.
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