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Super High Core i7 Temps, HELP!!!!

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January 9, 2010 8:44:06 PM

Hey guys,

I just built a new gaming PC with the following components:

Cooler Master Scout Case
Intel i7-920 CPU
Rosewill 1000W Semi Modular PSU
6GB G.Skill Pi Series RAM
2-EVGA 9800GTX's in SLI

When on the internet and with low usage my core temps are around 60C and under load during games I hit about 90C. WHAT THE HELL!!!

My case has a 120mm fan in the front for intake and 2 120mm fans at the rear for exhaust. I just ordered 2 more 120mm fans for the door that will blow right onto the GPUs and the CPU but I dont think that will completely do the trick.

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my temps are so outrageous?!?!?!?!?!?


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January 9, 2010 8:48:08 PM

check your cpu heatsink ... sounds like a bad mount
January 9, 2010 9:05:25 PM

what do you got for CPU cooling? stock or aftermarket? Intel sends crap cpu sinks and fans, go to the store and buy yourself a big fat heatpiped sink with a 120mil fan, then clean off your cpu and do a fresh coat of thermal paste, and make sure she is seatted nice and flat and all the pins are popped in, or if its screws, make sure they are all torqued down the same.
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a c 180 à CPUs
January 9, 2010 9:47:37 PM

Bad Heat Sink will have to get the old pad material off and apply a decent thermal compound. While ya at it, might as well add a better HS.

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a c 265 à CPUs
January 10, 2010 2:53:40 AM

Push pin coolers can be tricky to install.
A bad installation can lead to higher temperatures, and even cpu throttling.
With the pc powered down, gently rock the cooler to see if it is on solid, or if it wobbles a bit.
Push pin coolers are best installed while the motherboard is outside of the case.
You need to be able to look at the back of the board to verify that
all 4 pins are completely through and locked.
Play with the pins on the cooler first, so you can see exactly how they work.
Read the instructions that came with your retail cpu.
When pushing down on the pins, do a diagonal pair first.
If you don't, it is hard to get the last pin in.
Don't forget to clean the parts and reapply fresh thermal compound every time.
Don't try to reuse the TIM.
Rubbing alcohol is OK as a cleaner.
I use a paper coffee filter to clean with because it is lint free.
Any name brand TIM should be OK(as-5, Mx-2, etc.)
When applying the TIM, don't use too much, because it can act as an insulator.
Don't apply too little, either, because it won't spread and fill the microscopic
imperfections in the surfaces. A dollop about the size of a grain
of rice should be about right.