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.
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.
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.
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