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Old October 23, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Hey guys,

I just finished my first build yesterday and have a question about the cpu temps.
I have an evga x58 3x sli motherboard, intel i7 920, and a cooler master hyper 212+ to cool it.


Here are my temps at idle with NO overclocking. Are these temps too high? Also cpu cores 1 and 3 are alwasy 1-3 degrees hotter than 1 and 2, why is that?

I will post build pics later.
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Old October 23, 2009, 11:39 AM
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They are alright idle temps but what really will matter is your full load temps
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Old October 23, 2009, 12:12 PM
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As Arinoth said, Load temps really do matter, however it is perfectly normal to have Cores a few degrees off from each other. My Core 2's in both my Old build and HTPC had ones that were around 4 degrees difference at times.
As well even when your computer idles it does have a minimum useage of one or two cores so that can make for the difference as well.

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Old October 23, 2009, 12:26 PM
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Ok thank you both. Is there a tool that lets me test my load temperatures?
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Use the latest Version of CoreTemp and Prime95 to put full load on the cores.

That will get you a good idea of what your Load temps will be like.

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I've found that LinX is a really good program to make your CPU scream (crash quickly if it's not stable)
OCCT is a pretty good tool too, you can compare the load graph to temp graph, etc.
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