Is 55 c too warm for a i7-940 cpu

have stock cooler on i7-940 temp program shows @55 c is temp ok would like it cooler
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  1. At idle or at 100% CPU utilization? If at 100% CPU utilization, then it's fine.
  2. nevermind
  3. irkjab said:
    nevermind

    using real temp temp ranges from 40 to 57 c under varying loads
  4. 57°C is way below the maximum.
  5. Quote:
    Want it cooler? Then get the stock heatsink off of it

    any recomendations on aftermarket cooler
  6. Look a couple of posts up.
  7. Prolimatech Megahelems or Mega Shadow. Best air cooler on the market today.
  8. It depends, on Idle, i'd say its bit to high but if its performing a processor intensive task then its fine. However max temps are way above that so i wouldn't worry.
  9. What's the max temps for i7 1366 socket?
  10. 67.9 C for the Core i7 920
  11. Rustyy117 said:
    67.9 C for the Core i7 920

    If that were true then I overheat my i7 920 by about 15C doing anything intensive :lol: Luckily it's actually around 100C (usually).
  12. Oh Damn really? Do you have any evidence?

    If thats the case, what am i doing at only 4ghz. Bring on 4.2 :D :D
  13. Rustyy117 said:
    Oh Damn really? Do you have any evidence?

    If thats the case, what am i doing at only 4ghz. Bring on 4.2 :D :D


    Intel specs sheet. That 67'C is for the cpu outer shell/case I believe...the cores can take 100'C before massive degradation/failing.

    Quote:


    It's $10 cheaper on Amazon.com =)
  14. Rustyy117 said:
    Oh Damn really? Do you have any evidence?

    If thats the case, what am i doing at only 4ghz. Bring on 4.2 :D :D


    Yep the recommenced temp is 70c but the true max is around 100c.
  15. Well in that case I better stick at 4ghz, my temps under OCCT are 69/68/68/66, so pretty close to the recommened limit.

    I probably wouldn't see much performance gain out of an additional 200mhz anyway.


    ***Sigh!*** :( :( :(
  16. Rustyy117 said:
    Well in that case I better stick at 4ghz, my temps under OCCT are 69/68/68/66, so pretty close to the recommened limit.

    I probably wouldn't see much performance gain out of an additional 200mhz anyway.


    ***Sigh!*** :( :( :(


    Your probably right.
  17. What recommended limit are you talking about? Intel never specifically specified any other limits with regards to the cores. If I was to keep my i7 920 under 70C I'd have to stop using it for what it's most useful for... rendering.
  18. randomizer said:
    What recommended limit are you talking about? Intel never specifically specified any other limits with regards to the cores. If I was to keep my i7 920 under 70C I'd have to stop using it for what it's most useful for... rendering.


    Where you meaning to the Core brands or the individual cores in a cpu? For the brand they do have recommend temps but there just recommendations.

    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLBEJ

    Look under "Thermal Specification"
  19. Thermal specification refers to the maximum temperature that should be reached at the geometric centre on the topside of the Integreated Heatspreader. With the exception of mobile CPUs, it has no direct relation to core temperatures. For Mobile CPUs (which have no heatspreader) it refers to the maximum core temperature before throttling occurs, and usually it will be a more round number such as 105C.

    If it was just a recommendation, it would not be so precise :)
  20. So randomizer what is your core i7 running at? and at what temps? (just curious) : )
  21. It's summer, so room temp is in the high 20s (celcius) much of the time. I idle at 47-50C and load at around 65C. I run stock speed but I undervolted by 0.16V. At stock vcore I idle about the same but load at around 82-84C.
  22. randomizer said:
    It's summer, so room temp is in the high 20s (celcius) much of the time. I idle at 47-50C and load at around 65C. I run stock speed but I undervolted by 0.16V. At stock vcore I idle about the same but load at around 82-84C.


    Your CPU runs very hot for an undervolted one?

    I get ~29C on Idle and ~40C on max load
  23. Well, I'm using the stock cooler in high ambient temperatures. You can't expect much. It's even more interesting when my room temp exceeds 30C/86F.
  24. randomizer said:
    Thermal specification refers to the maximum temperature that should be reached at the geometric centre on the topside of the Integreated Heatspreader. With the exception of mobile CPUs, it has no direct relation to core temperatures. For Mobile CPUs (which have no heatspreader) it refers to the maximum core temperature before throttling occurs, and usually it will be a more round number such as 105C.

    If it was just a recommendation, it would not be so precise :)


    you do got a point. Im always learning something new everyday.
  25. GhislainG said:
    At idle or at 100% CPU utilization? If at 100% CPU utilization, then it's fine.


    running prime 95 max temp 84 c idles from 32-42 c
  26. Rustyy117 said:
    So randomizer what is your core i7 running at? and at what temps? (just curious) : )


    stock not overclocked. 32-42 idle and 75-85 at 100% load
  27. Wow...Kmac, your AKA randomizer :)

    Get an after market cooler and OC that beast! :D

    seeing as people are just randomly telling everyone else their OC,I'll do the same :P

    Ci7 920 D0 @ 4ghz HT on 32-36 idle 66-69 OCCT load
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