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September 18, 2010 3:14:33 PM

Hi there,
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?

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a c 804 à CPUs
September 18, 2010 3:20:43 PM

Max temp for the Chip is 100°C. Your normal/idle temps are fine. Replacing the stock cooler with a after market one might be the best option.
September 18, 2010 3:25:28 PM

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....
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September 18, 2010 4:43:07 PM

rolli59 said:
would be my choice as a budget cooler 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...
September 18, 2010 6:34:54 PM

Tank you for your suggestions, I'm wondering if the Hyper 212 will fit into my case, since it seems to be very big! :o 
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September 18, 2010 10:46:05 PM

keplero said:
Tank you for your suggestions, I'm wondering if the Hyper 212 will fit into my case, since it seems to be very big! :o 

What case?
a c 180 à CPUs
September 19, 2010 1:26:45 AM

Your idle temps are only 7C under mine at a 3.8 Ghz OC. You haven't mentioned case and case fans. Seems like upgrade on both is in order.

Read this.....

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I'd limit myself to one of the 10 listed there, though given what you've said, I'd look hard at

Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2100
Xigmatek Balder SD1283
Cogage TRUE-Spirit

September 19, 2010 9:37:55 AM

My case is an Elite CM 332. I have only two fans inside, the CPU standard fan and another fan on the rear side of the case (plus obviously the power supply's fan).
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September 19, 2010 1:50:49 PM

The hyper is 6.24" tall your case is 7.5" wide, it should fit if you remove the plastic duct on the side panel.
September 19, 2010 2:44:56 PM

rolli59 said:
The hyper is 6.24" tall your case is 7.5" wide, it should fit if you remove the plastic duct on the side panel.


Thank you for your help, I will buy that cooler then! :) 
September 21, 2010 6:46:13 PM

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.
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September 21, 2010 7:45:43 PM

Yes that is OK prime should put it to the max.
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