I'm using prime95 to stress my i7 920 on its standard frequencies.
With all 8 threads running at 100%, the CPU is running at 65ºC and the power consumption peaks @ around 151W @ 1.217V.
My setup is:
Intel i7 920 D0 with a Zalman CNPS9900NT CPU Cooler
Asus Rampage II Extreme MoBo
Gigabyte GeForce 8800GTS512
6GB Apacer 1066MHz DDR-3 (placeholder until I get my proper RAM)
Gigabyte ODIN 720W PSU
Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Chassis
The ambient conditions are 27ºC and 34% humidity.
Are these temperature and power consumption numbers OK under these conditions?
That's too hot. if you're overclocking, lower it. If not, figure out the cooling problem with your rig
I seemed that way to me too, the temp I stated was given by the ASUS AISuite software that came with my MoBo and me being the unobservant idiot that I sometimes am forgot that my MoBo has and LCD Poster that reads the temps of various components (CPU, NB, SB and MoBo PCB) directly from the board, which I would think is far more accurate than temps obtained trough a software intermediary.
According to the LCD poster, my CPU idles @ +- 37ºC and peaks at +- 50ºC (both @ a room temp of +- 21ºC and 58% humidity). The peak temp is obtained by running prime95 on all 8 threads with TurboBoost on, so that all 8 threads are running @ 100% load @ 2800MHz (133 x 21).
Idle at 37 and peak at 50C i think is perfectly fine. Some website say the limit is 100C and others say you should stay below 70C so either way you are well within the limit according to most websites.