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I7 930 heat issue

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September 26, 2010 1:07:10 AM

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion on how i can lower my i7-930 temperatures. I am currently at 3.6ghz with a vcore of 1.18 and i am getting core temperatures of around 70-71c with prime95 with a cooler master 212+ with an outside ambient temperature of around 29-30c. The reason i am concerned is because with such low vcore i would think my temperatures would be in the lower to mid 60s.

Thanks, any suggestions would help :) 

Mobo- p6x58d-e
Cpu: i7-930 OC'd 3.6
Fan: coolermaster 212

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September 26, 2010 1:10:26 AM

what case do you have? how many case fans? what video card(s) are in the case?
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September 26, 2010 1:17:34 AM

HAF 932, 3 x 230mm and 1x 140mm fan.
Video card: gtx 470

Don't think its the case cooling because my mobo and graphics card are very cool. Mobo temps stay in 20s- very low 30s
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September 26, 2010 1:36:46 AM

add a second fan to the CM 212+
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September 26, 2010 1:53:41 AM

i have a second fan on the cm 212+
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September 26, 2010 2:35:53 AM

the methods are interesting, so i only put the paste on the heatpipe cooler and then put it onto the cpu or do i apply to both and put them together?
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September 26, 2010 2:43:39 AM

Just the cooler.
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September 26, 2010 2:45:58 AM

maybe i did noob up the application lol, ill try it and see how it works.
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September 26, 2010 6:20:58 AM

reapplied paste and reseated heatsink and my temps slightly lower, hovering around 67-69 but the ambient temp has went down a few degrees too. But it did seem to shave a few degrees off. Maybe i just got a hot chip? i don't know what else it could be.
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September 26, 2010 2:40:27 PM

What thermal paste are you using.
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September 26, 2010 3:33:20 PM

How much is your ambient? You MUST and MUST and MUST mention the ambient temp when you are talking about air cooling (or sometimes, watercooling). In summer, my Linpack load is 71C but in winter it drops to 59C.
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September 26, 2010 3:47:39 PM

He did 29-30c
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September 26, 2010 6:22:46 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
What thermal paste are you using.


Im using Arctic silver 5
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September 26, 2010 6:31:24 PM

Does not seem like an out of the ordinary temperature for a fully loaded overclocked Core i7 930.

At 4.4GHz, I often attain higher than 80C when fully loaded and watercooled. They do run hot :) 

My Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4GHz hits around 61C when fully loaded under multithreaded Prime (With a Coolermaster V8).
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September 26, 2010 6:55:57 PM

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^You get 80c even with a watercooled cpu.


Yep... at 4.6GHz I can only really run it reliably when it gets cooler outside.

These things run hot :) 

Of course I'm talking about an Intel Core i7 980x but it has been my experience that a Core i7 920 D0 is similar.
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September 26, 2010 7:12:11 PM

Its not bad temps considering the ambient is about 30c. If you can drop your ambient to about 20- 25c the temps would decrease quit a bit.
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September 26, 2010 7:35:08 PM

ya, right now my temps are reading about 68-70 with 30mins on prime95 and its 82F + in this room atm. If those temps are typical though than i am happy, as i do not plan to overclock past 3.6 anyways. Thanks everyone for their input
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September 26, 2010 7:36:18 PM

Best answer selected by brando424.
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September 26, 2010 8:32:27 PM

Thanks. Enjoy the rig.
Considering that your ambient is 30c your load temps are great! [:bohleyk:1]
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September 27, 2010 12:08:21 AM

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