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Disappointed with these temps, i7 3770K.

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December 12, 2012 9:20:20 PM

Hey guys,

I've just installed my i7 3770K with a Xigmatek Night Hawk CPU cooler and tbh I'm not over the moon about these temperatures.. This cooler managed to cool an AMD Phenom ii X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz with idle temps of 30-35 deg and load temps of 54-56 deg. I know the Ivy Bridges run hotter but I haven't even OC'd this yet which makes me worried. I've also got Turbo Boost on so @ 1.6Ghz (idle) shouldn't this be much cooler anyway?

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What do you guys think?

Thanks.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2012 9:29:19 PM

they look a bit high

whats the ambient temp?

and whats the temp under load?
a c 134 à CPUs
December 12, 2012 9:38:45 PM

Those idle temps don't look that high to be honest.

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What are your load temps like and what cooler do you have?
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December 12, 2012 9:58:13 PM

I haven't actually run a test on stock speeds to see load temps yet but I should imagine they'd be higher than what Mcnunpty's link stated the 3770K would be at. And yes that's my cooler, the one fan variant.

Thanks guys. I'll run a test now for around 30 mins to get an idea of load temps.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2012 10:05:22 PM

Under load, without overclock, the temps should never go over 67.4C.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2012 10:27:52 PM

Can you control fan speeds in the BIOS? And how did you mount it? You cleaned off the original thermal paste and used something like Arctic Silver 5 right?
December 12, 2012 10:34:24 PM

payturr said:
Can you control fan speeds in the BIOS? And how did you mount it? You cleaned off the original thermal paste and used something like Arctic Silver 5 right?



Yes I can I'll sort that issue out later, I mounted the heatsink like I did with my AMD board, same process just different mounts. I cleaned the compound off with 90% rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth and some Qtips, I then spread paste (MX-2) onto the chip with an old card (credit card-like) for an even surface cover of paste.

Thank you.
December 12, 2012 10:47:17 PM

Altered the CPU fan speed in the BIOS and now load temps are from 66 - 70.

Thanks.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2012 11:24:22 PM

66/70C for a non overclock system with a Xigmatek Night Hawk CPU cooler...it is still high! :( 

I´d double check everything.
December 12, 2012 11:28:38 PM

jemm said:
66/70C for a non overclock system with a Xigmatek Night Hawk CPU cooler...it is still high! :( 

I´d double check everything.


I still think the same. I'm wondering why this is? I'll probably reapply paste and re-seat the heatsink I guess.
a c 134 à CPUs
December 12, 2012 11:41:29 PM

Yeah, I would re try the thermal paste.

The IB cpus are known to run hotter just due to having thermal paste from the cpu to heat spreader and not the older welded(soldered) heat spreader.

I would not be surprised if it has to do with that.

On that note, I had a 955 BE(only 3.8 GHz if I remember right) and it did run cooler then many of my intel builds.

The I have the most crammed case in the world with my coolest running chip(i5 750) :) 
December 13, 2012 12:03:48 AM

Right, I've put the vCore to 0.900 and I'm now on load with temps from 57-60 which are much better. I can go from here in terms of OCing now.

I'll keep you posted..

Thanks.
December 13, 2012 12:32:57 AM

An update at 0.900vCore:

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