Hello, I recently built a i7-930 based system. Everything seems to be working fine, except I feel like the CPU is overheating a good deal. I still have the Intel Stock fan, and the solution provided in use at the moment, but I'm still worried about my temperatures.
Gigabyte XA-UD3R Motherboard
Corsair 650W PSU
GTX 260 216
WD 500 GB HDD
ASUS DVD Burner
My computer idles at 45c - 47c, after I messed around with a few settings in the BIOS. (C1E, system performance boosts, etc). If I try to play a game, the CPU temp skyrockets to 90c - 100c.
How do I reduce this temperature? Is this normal for Intel Stock fans? Will an aftermarket cooler really drop the temperature by 30c+?
DO the i7's come with a plastic covering the thermal pad on the HS ?? and if so did you remove it before putting the HS on the CPU ?? ( I know the AMD CPUs do have and have seen people forget to remoove it !)
I should've read JDFan's comment better. The i7 CPUs come with the cover, yes. The HSF's don't as far as I know.
37C is a decent idle temp.
That might be the case with the AMD CPU also -- I just remember there being a thin plastic cover attached to one or the other that I almost missed - not sure if it was the HS in addition to the heavy plastic cover or on the CPU !