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Old July 25, 2009, 06:15 PM
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Alright I have new i7 build. It has a EVGA x58 SLI LE mobo, i7 920, 6GB platnum OCZ pc1600, caviar black 640GB HD, Radeon HD4870 1GB ddr5, Theralright ultra 120 extreme, and Three case fans in my cooler master RC 690 with a 750 P&C power supply. Running 64bit windows 7 RC.


I was wondering about temperatures are these temperatures normal what temps should I be looking for. It's been a while since I've had a new build so I'm not sure what temps to expect especially with an i7.

I plan on running memtest. I just want to make sure everything is running alright.
Any other things I can run and or look for.


Thanks in advance. These are the temps after running for about an hour: see below
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:18 PM
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That seems a little to rather high, i am folding 24/7 with the rig in my signature hitting 75F (tops) at full load, if you are getting this at idle or full load you may not have your heat sink tight enough to the board (ergo the thermal paste isn't contacting both the cpu and the heat sink) or you don't have enough thermal paste on there
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:34 PM
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I basically installed a very thin transparent layer to the heat sink and CPU then screwed the heat sink down. Should I have used more or should I try to tighten the Heat sink first???


Also nothing really feals that hot what are other good cpu temperature monitoring utilities?
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Maybe some of both, because those temps seem really high (hopefully that is full load) and really shouldnt be at stock
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Those temperatures aren't too bad honestly. The maximum temps for overclockers for the Core i7's are somewhere in the 90's (Celsius). But, do put a new thicker layer of thermal paster (My personal preference is the Arctic Silver 5) and make sure the heatsink is fitted correctly and you have good airflow in your case! Keep us posted on your results!
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36 degrees celcius is PERFECTLY fine.

I personally would have used the rice method with the thermal paste but @ 36 its fine. Now are you doing a SmallFFT test with Prime95?
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:59 PM
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Yeah my bad, i got the damn temps mixed up, i keep forgetting that even i monitor my stuff in C, but sometimes things its in F and vise versa, dumbass me
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Old July 25, 2009, 07:18 PM
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What's the average temperature for the i7 in celcius stock and with a full load?


Should I remove the heat sink add more paste and tighten it. I just want to keep my cpu as cold as possible.

I also plan on running memtest and prime 95.

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Old July 25, 2009, 07:22 PM
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The average temperature i see with the i7 in celcius stock with full load (folding) is anywhere from 70 to 74C (i got the damn letters right this time)

My bad for the prior confusion
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I think it's fine, but I don't like it either. I'm using the same cooler and I'm getting ~40 degrees celcius on idle. What is your ambient temperature? Mine is ~27 degrees celcius. Actually right now it's 29...
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