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I7 920 Running Hot!?

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July 14, 2011 10:45:49 PM

Hey guys. My i7 idles at 71 C, but the cores temps are : 57 C, 56 C, 52 C, 52 C. Yesterday while running Netflix my core temps jumped to 100 C each, while my processor temp was 68 C, and it shut off. So today I reseated my processor, and used Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease. Even after doing this, I am still getting high temps? I am using the Intel i7 stock cooler. Is there anything I could do to improve my situation besides buying a new heat-sink?

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July 14, 2011 10:52:42 PM

g4b3 said:
Hey guys. My i7 idles at 71 C, but the cores temps are : 57 C, 56 C, 52 C, 52 C. Yesterday while running Netflix my core temps jumped to 100 C each, while my processor temp was 68 C, and it shut off. So today I reseated my processor, and used Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease. Even after doing this, I am still getting high temps? I am using the Intel i7 stock cooler. Is there anything I could do to improve my situation besides buying a new heat-sink?


Is this 920 O/C'ed? Did you ever change any of the voltages on it? Is the cpu fan actually spinning?
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July 14, 2011 10:52:50 PM

if you overclocked it, reset to default.
if not, update bios and see what happens.
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July 14, 2011 10:54:19 PM

CoolBOBob1 said:
Is this 920 O/C'ed? Did you ever change any of the voltages on it? Is the cpu fan actually spinning?


+1
and do make sure the heatsink is installed firmly.
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July 14, 2011 11:03:21 PM

No its not Oc'ed. And yes the heat-sink is installed firmly. On the voltage thing, I am running a crappy scrapped Dell mobo. All voltages and what not are locked in the bios.
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July 14, 2011 11:07:40 PM

then try update your bios, it's probably just the messed up motherboard reading random temps.
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July 14, 2011 11:10:54 PM

Lol, I have tried that. The bios updater crashes . . . I'll have to figure a way around it.
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July 14, 2011 11:14:44 PM

try burn the bios onto a disk and boot from the disk.
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July 15, 2011 1:32:15 AM

Eh. Dell only offers a .exe bios update. Not an image file . . . is there some way to boot with that?
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