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I7 920 60C idle and 95 under heavy load, help!

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September 5, 2012 4:58:55 AM

Hello here are my specs.
Motherboad - i have no idea what my mother board is but i know it is a foxconn.

CPU - intel core I7 920 @2.67 cpu

gpu - EVGA 2g gtx 560

RAM - 6gb ddr3 i think

PS - 520 WATT

CASE - Ranger ATX mid tower

fans- 120mm fan exhaust in the back with a 140 mm fan on the top and a 120 mm fan intake from the front.

Side note * I built my computer like 3 weeks ago and i may have been playing guild wars 2 for some time. my computer was overheating but i thought there was no problem... When i put my cpu in my new case, i think i didnt have thermal paste on my heatsink.. maybe my computer is fried by now and this is why i need help. temps - 60C idle and 95C under heavy load such as guild wars 2 :p 
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September 5, 2012 5:02:16 AM

"When i put my cpu in my new case, i think i didnt have thermal paste on my heatsink.." Well this is where I would start, no thermal grease would definitely cause a heat issue.
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September 5, 2012 5:05:16 AM

yea put thermal paste and check your cpu fan make sure all the pins are down in place
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September 5, 2012 5:07:29 AM

You're probably right but i still think my stock heatsink is crap and maybe i should get it replaced? or am i worried for nothing?
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September 5, 2012 5:09:35 AM

my gpu is meant for super overclocking but i didn't even think about doing that. Thanks for all the quick replys!
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September 5, 2012 5:10:35 AM

if the cpu would be fried, the computer would not boot, let alone run windows or games...just remove the heatsink and apply thermal paste...you could also get a cooler master hyper 212 evo
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September 5, 2012 5:10:38 AM

Any heatsink is going to be crap with no thermal grease. The stock heatsink should be just fine as long as you are not overclocking.
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September 6, 2012 7:20:23 AM

Heya there, I'm also using a Corei7-920 like yours with an intel motherboard, before I changed my stock heatsink for a CM X6 Heatsink my idle temp is also around 55-60c

after I bought the heatsink my idle temp dropped down to 45c which is still hot but it dropped temps

I also play GW2, and my peak heat reaches at 80c when I play it, I don't know why but my friend who also have a 920 reaches as high as mine, I think it depends on the room temperature and good casing and airflows and where you live(PS I live in a tropical country)

apply thermal paste and buy a new heatsink just to lower the temp. I don't have any other solution anymore because I will be buying a new one by the end of the year
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