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Temperature range p/ core for i7 920

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March 22, 2010 4:45:02 PM

I just built my first PC and owe this forum a big thank you for helping me to choose all the right components.

I have a i7 920 and CoreTemp shows the temperature for each core as

Idle:
Core 0 = 36-38 degrees
Core 1 = 39-41 degrees
Core 2 = 42-44 degrees
Core 3 = 35-38 degrees

Load (Prime95):
Core 0 = 60-62 degrees
Core 1 = 57-60 degrees
Core 2 = 60-63 degrees
Core 3 = 56-58 degrees

Core 2 always runs hotter by 2-6 degrees than Core 3 which tends to run the coolest compared to all the rest. Is this temperature range/difference normal or do I need to reseat the heat-sink with new thermal grease? Thought?

Thanks for your help!!

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March 22, 2010 4:46:51 PM

Forgot to mention that I've overclocked the computer and its running at 3.67 Ghz
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March 22, 2010 4:50:19 PM

They all look fine to me really. I'm no expect on how hot the i7's run but I wouldn't be worried at all with those temps. Are you using an aftermarket cooler? It may just help drop the temps a little more.
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March 22, 2010 9:07:04 PM

Those are very good temperatures for an OCed i7. What is your cooler?

My i7 reaches 57'C @ load non-OCed!
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March 22, 2010 11:45:41 PM

I'm using a Corsair H50 as the cooler. It had lots of good reviews and takes up much less space than the huge air coolers.
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March 22, 2010 11:55:06 PM

compaulsive said:
I'm using a Corsair H50 as the cooler. It had lots of good reviews and takes up much less space than the huge air coolers.

Precisely why I got mine. I can't fit any big tower coolers in my case, else I would have gotten a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (damn that thing's pretty!). It also lowered temps by 10C load from the Core Contact Freezer I had before it, and I even clocked it 200MHz higher.
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March 22, 2010 11:55:38 PM

BTW, what voltage are you running at?
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March 23, 2010 9:44:04 PM

I'm running the CPU at 1.2 v.
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