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I7 920 with good case fans and after market heatsink still hot.

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August 13, 2011 11:06:16 PM

cutting to the chase, my i7 used to peak at tj max basic case fans and the provided i7 920 heatsink. i changed that and temps have cut in half, but they still seem so high compared to what i hear everyone elses are at.
here are my specs.
Intel Core I7920 2.66 ghz (not oc'd)
Corsair Hydro H50
6 of them for the case
2 in push pull with the H50
EVGA GTS 250 512MB
EVGA GTX 460 1024MB superclocked (both gpus sit around 43-46 idle)
WD 640g caviar black
LG Optical Drive
Corsair 650W SLI ready PSU

ambient temperature in the house is roughly between 75-81*, my room usually runs a little warmer because of the PC (i live in socal).
I cleaned my pc, applied new thermal compound, and reseated the H50 obviously, cleaned all the fans etc. Nothing has changed, the temps are the same now as they were before, a little warmer now since the thermal compound has to settle.

I don't understand how people idle sub 40, I have NEVER seen those temps EVER! Does anyone have any clue as to what may be wrong?

Thanks in advance, i look forward to your responses, and thank you in advance.
August 14, 2011 2:17:00 AM

Maybe check the case fans to figure out if the air flow is the best?
August 21, 2011 12:14:16 AM

I had already done that before posting.