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Running temp for i7 870 LGA1156 on P55A-UD3

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September 26, 2010 3:15:07 PM

Hello:) 
Hello,
I just upgraded my 4 yr old pc by installing i7 870 on GA-P55A-UD3 & using intel stock cpu cooler. The running temp varies=61*,58*,62*, 59* while on 80% load crunching Rosetta@home projects. IS THESE TEMPERATURE SAFE? If these is OK, I will not buy an expensive cpu cooler. Tight on budget. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE.
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September 26, 2010 7:56:51 PM

Those temperatures are fine. Nothing to worry about if that's the worst you get. For what it's worth, I was getting 80-85C under full load on my i7 860. Upgraded for less than $30 to Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (I've seen around $23 when on sale at Amazon, MicroCenter, maybe Buy.com), and full load now tops out around 53C with ambient of 18C.
September 27, 2010 1:42:13 PM

:wahoo: 
ekoostik said:
Those temperatures are fine. Nothing to worry about if that's the worst you get. For what it's worth, I was getting 80-85C under full load on my i7 860. Upgraded for less than $30 to Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (I've seen around $23 when on sale at Amazon, MicroCenter, maybe Buy.com), and full load now tops out around 53C with ambient of 18C.


Hi ekoostik:) 
Thanks a lot for your input. I will use the stock Intel Cpu Cooler for the time being.
The computer is mostly use for Crunching Rosetta@home and World Community Grid
projects at 80% load. I have to experiment and prove that my old 380watts psu and an intel
supplied stock cpu cooler are adequate. I believe Intel people knows that providing a basic
usable cooler is ok. If I am wrong, it will cost me bundle.
Many thanks again.
joseps :) 
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