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I7 870 temps high? any help

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September 22, 2010 7:54:05 AM

i had just swaped cpu's tonight and seen that my idle temp went up alot on avr. 50c at load 73c i have it overclocked to 3.8ghz
i am no pro at overclocking so plz tell me what im doing wrong



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September 22, 2010 12:59:25 PM

It would help if you told us what you switched from and if you are using the stock cooler. Also give your system specs.
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September 22, 2010 4:16:16 PM

73*C sounds normal for an overclocked i7 on stock cooling. And too hot. Get an aftermarket cooler for overclocking.
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September 22, 2010 10:11:44 PM

i have a e.c.o water cooler (like the h50)
and i swaped from a i5 660 to i7 870
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September 22, 2010 10:12:38 PM

...i swaped from a i5 660..(which ran great)your going to laugh at me but, i use the gigabyte overclocking tool and then go in and play with the base clock till i see temps i like. i dont go far with it +-.i never play with the volts as i dont know what im doing. i think that the volts are on that screen shot. if you need more info ill get it. and the ram thats another question. in the intel performance tool i used to get a 5.9 score in the ram but when i over clocked the base to 159 i got a 7.2 ram score.. dont get that
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September 22, 2010 10:22:06 PM

tommyov said:
i have a e.c.o water cooler (like the h50)
and i swaped from a i5 660 to i7 870

Ah, well unfortunately, I have no experience with water cooling.
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September 22, 2010 10:59:45 PM

Everything sounds normal.

The 870 is a hotter chip then the 660. It uses more power and has a larger cache, so it is going to run alittle bit hotter. 73c at load sounds about right for the base and voltage that you have it at.
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September 22, 2010 11:31:37 PM

The temps and voltages look ok to me I have an i7 860 and at 4ghz I get about the same load temps. The idle temps seem a little high though. You could try re-applying thermal paste and re-seating the block. Also try to overclock from the bios. [:bohleyk:1]
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September 22, 2010 11:41:43 PM

i do use the bios to tune it i just dont mess with the voltages as i dont know what im doing there i think it has something to do with that i dont have the right volt..could under volting it be the prob?

anyway why i bought the cpu is that i saw everyone overclocks it to 4 ghz with no prob.
and is the best choice for fsx (what i use it for) and that is my goal fingers x...just need help getting there
i gota get over my fear of voltage..i was just worried that the heat was so high at idle its now at avr.45c idle 50c across all cores
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September 22, 2010 11:42:39 PM

From what I have read 75c-80c are safe load temps for an i7, anything over 80c is to high. But since the CPU will rarely sees 100% load for long periods of time they are just reference. As long as they dont go over these temps in stability tests you should be fine. For reference, a stock i7 with stock cooling has load temps around 75c-85c from what I have seen.

What was your i5's clock speed?
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September 22, 2010 11:42:46 PM

someone should have a overclocking class lol
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September 22, 2010 11:44:27 PM

i5 660 was clocked at 3.9 /4.0 ghz
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September 22, 2010 11:45:25 PM

it idled at 28c and load at 69c
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September 22, 2010 11:47:21 PM

I have a core voltage of 1.28v at 4ghz but you may be able to get yours lower. You are useing the gigabyte overclocking software right, it is a good way to get a base overclock and then go into the bios and tweak from there. I still think your idle temps are a little high on the i7.
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September 22, 2010 11:50:18 PM

The load temps are pretty close but the idle temp on the i7 are 20c higher. I would re-apply and re-seat.
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September 22, 2010 11:51:21 PM

I Idle at about 34c-40c depending on the temp in the room.
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September 22, 2010 11:52:31 PM

any chance you have a pic of you bios setting so i could copy and see how it does on mine.
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September 22, 2010 11:53:31 PM

i goimg to re seat it now? be back in an hour or so..thx for the help
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September 23, 2010 12:02:18 AM

I have a gigabyte ud4p so the bios should be the same I will try to help as much as I can.
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September 23, 2010 3:20:50 AM

finished re-seating i am no avr 35-40c idle
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September 23, 2010 3:22:10 AM

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September 23, 2010 3:24:47 AM

Good. How about load temps.
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September 23, 2010 3:33:07 AM

havent tryed yet let me give it a quick one
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September 23, 2010 4:11:50 AM

load 60/63c mind you that was testing with my game at full out what would bring my i5 660 to it knees
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September 23, 2010 4:31:48 AM

Not bad. Try some more overclocking if you want. If you have any trouble send me a message or start a new thread and I will find you. I would start by turning your base clock up and leaving your vcore where it is at. If its not stable then raise your QPI Voltage to 1.17 if still unstable slowly turn your vcore up. You shouldnt have to raise voltage very much if any. Just play with these voltages. I have noticed that when I mess with PCH and PLL voltage my system becomes unstable. Good luck, Im glad I could help. [:bohleyk:1]

Vcore max 1.35
QPI max 1.2
You shoulnt need to go that high anyway, just letting you know so you dont cook anything. [:bohleyk:1]
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September 23, 2010 6:50:31 PM

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