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Are these temps looking ok for i7 950?

So i just built my new system with the i7 950. I heard that these CPU's run hot. I had a Pentium D dual core so I know about heat lol. Anyways I took a snapshot of the CPU's underload. My temps go no higher that 39c on each core on idle(It's looking like only 1 core goes that high the rest stay under 38c) Anyways I know that these CPU's can't go higher that 67c but i hit 68c on 1 core :( Check it out and tell me If i got anything to worry about. Thx guys. Keep in mind that I got the stock cooler on. I know that I should buy a new cooler but I'm hoping I can do that near summer time.

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  1. The intel datasheet does not recommend running the i7 950 past 67.9*C. Having it hit 68*C in a stress test in a situation where you won't hit that under normal usage shouldn't be a worry. Also, according to intel, perminant damage will not be caused until you hit the THERMTRIP# temperature at which the CPU will throttle itself in order to try to keep it's temperature lower BUT, note that that test you have in the background is not loading the CPU to the highest temperature it can hit. You will want to use prime95 for that.
    http://download.intel.com/design/processor/datashts/320834.pdf
  2. ok so i did the long test on Prime. Here are the results. Its weird they would hit like 72c then drop to 63c in just 1 second? I bet I'll have to replace the damn fan :( Anyways check the results.

    http://i54.tinypic.com/2m4veq0.jpg

    Then my temps went back down to 36-38c on idle after. Im thinking I'll need a better fan for the summer.
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    enzo matrix said:
    The intel datasheet does not recommend running the i7 950 past 67.9*C. Having it hit 68*C in a stress test in a situation where you won't hit that under normal usage shouldn't be a worry. Also, according to intel, perminant damage will not be caused until you hit the THERMTRIP# temperature at which the CPU will throttle itself in order to try to keep it's temperature lower BUT, note that that test you have in the background is not loading the CPU to the highest temperature it can hit. You will want to use prime95 for that.
    http://download.intel.com/design/processor/datashts/320834.pdf


    The intel spreadsheet only refers to temperatures for tcase. It is a useless number and makes no mention of core temperatures.

    67.9'C is a perfectly fine temperature for core temperatures. i7 cores don't throttle until they hit 100s'C, and generally speaking it's fine as long as it's kept under 80'C for constant use.
  4. ok cool thx for the info. My first build :) It's greatly appreciated :) I finally get to play the new games with this system haha :) Maybe I will look into a new fan thou. I live in the desert so it gets hot if air conditioner isnt on :)
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  6. mrkeith said:
    ok so i did the long test on Prime. Here are the results. Its weird they would hit like 72c then drop to 63c in just 1 second? I bet I'll have to replace the damn fan :( Anyways check the results.

    http://i54.tinypic.com/2m4veq0.jpg

    Then my temps went back down to 36-38c on idle after. Im thinking I'll need a better fan for the summer.

    That's not prime95. That's wprime. Completely different program.
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