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I7 3770k RealTemp 3.70 Temperatures

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July 24, 2012 4:09:55 AM

Hi,

I just built this system over the weekend and figure I would test the system at stock settings first before doing any overclocking.

My concern right now is that when I run RealTemp 3.70 my core temps are showing anywhere between 26C to 38C at idle. (fluctuates pretty rapidly), at full load (Prime95) it shoots up to mid 60s and peaks at around mid 70s.

Does the fluctuation at idle seem normal? I mean it would jump randomly and pretty rapidly at times...please let me know if anyone is experiencing the same thing. (i'm guessing i need to re-apply TIM and re-seat my HS and will do so when I have time this weekend)

Any help or insight would be appreciated!

Here is the spec of my build:

CPU: i7 3770k (running at stock)
HS: Hyper 212 Evo (2 x 120mm fans, Push/Pull config), Arctic Silver 5 TIM
MB: Asus P8Z77
RAM: Corsair 16GB Vengeance LP
GPU: 2 x EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI
Case: Antec P280
PSU: Corsair HX850
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July 24, 2012 5:23:18 AM

thats pretty high for a 212 evo, make sure all your screws are down all the way, if that dosen't work, then try re applying
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July 24, 2012 5:42:45 AM

1. Either you put too much paste.
2. You didn't screw the cooler on correctly.
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July 24, 2012 11:38:57 AM

Thanks guys! I'll try those methods and update my results.
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July 25, 2012 1:52:22 AM

I had time tonight to re-seat my EVO so figure I would give an update on this.

After re-applying the paste, the temperature on 4 cores are much stable now ranging from 28C to 33C across the board on idle (previously all 4 cores would constantly show different temps and jump all over the place). Running Prime95 full load now puts me at about mid 50C to low 60C, which is alot better than what I had. (figure these temps are not bad?)

Also, previously I had the cooler fans configured as pull from front and push outside back panel, I figure I would switch it up this time changing to pull from bottom and pushing out the top. (don't know if this helped at all)
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July 25, 2012 9:02:13 AM

those temps are okay, what is your ambient temp though?
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July 25, 2012 11:45:04 AM

nna2 said:
those temps are okay, what is your ambient temp though?


Ambient temp is around 70C-75C. Do you think I can go lower with the EVO at full load?

I'd love to hear any other suggestions to improve my system temp :) 

My current fan config is:

Case exhaust - 2 at the top, 1 in the back (both 120mm, that came with the Antec P280)

EVO - 1 pushing out through the top and 1 pulling from bottom

Case intake - none at the moment (will install 2 x 120mm in the front this weekend)
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July 25, 2012 5:48:23 PM

jbs217 said:
Ambient temp is around 70C-75C. Do you think I can go lower with the EVO at full load?

I'd love to hear any other suggestions to improve my system temp :) 

My current fan config is:

Case exhaust - 2 at the top, 1 in the back (both 120mm, that came with the Antec P280)

EVO - 1 pushing out through the top and 1 pulling from bottom

Case intake - none at the moment (will install 2 x 120mm in the front this weekend)



uuh, room/ambient temp? i doubt you'd be sitting in 70C lol
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July 25, 2012 6:52:12 PM

nna2 said:
uuh, room/ambient temp? i doubt you'd be sitting in 70C lol


LOL...sorry...i meant 70F-75F.
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July 26, 2012 7:49:54 AM

jbs217 said:
LOL...sorry...i meant 70F-75F.


lol, i have a 95W phenom II and it sits around 70C max in 30+ degree weather (my room isnt air conditioned well) so your right about where you should be
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