I have noticed my Intel Core i7 920 has a very high temperature when fully loaded, around 92°C! At idle the CPU temperature is about 45°C with a room temperature of about 27°C. With normal pc usage the temperature is around 45-50°C but when it is stressed (like with 3d-rendering) the temperature starts to raise very quickly.
I have checked the fan (the original one that comes with the CPU) and the thermal paste, I have tried to put the paste in several ways but with no result. The fan seems to be correctly placed on the motherboard.
I'm a bit confused... Could you help me?
any overclock? The stock cooler does not do a very good job with any overclock. Those full load temps @ stock clock do seem a little high... The stock cooler for the 920 has been known to be junk. The plastic tabs to not do a very good job at holding down the cooler and keeping equal pressure across the cpu. Did you take off the stock thermal paste and apply new? If so what kind? I would recommed a new cooler. I have the vigor monsoon III on my 920 and it does a great job. A more reasonably priced cooler that my friend has on his 920 and still does a great job is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
that was the link i meant to put in there. My buddy has that cooler and it does surprisingly well for how cheap it is. Makes me feel like a sucker spending $55 on the vigor monsoon III but, I guess i'm a sucker for blue lights...
Ok, I have mounted the new Hyper 212 Plus on my CPU and now it seems to run cooler. I have overclocked my Core i7 920 @ 3190 MHz and now with Prime95 (100% load) the temperature stays at 75°C. Do you think this is accettable for long time? I need to render some 3d graphics.