Originally Posted by Rakesh95
I bought an i7 early this year, and recently bought a megahalems.
The problem is the very high temperatures. I have the 930 overclocked to 4ghz @ 1.2685 volts.
Im sitting at 50 on core 0 idling, and go past 80 on 10 passes of linx. The motherboard is an X58A UD3R. Im sure the megahalems should be doing a better job than this..
I reseated the cooler at least 5 times, used different thermal compound and it still remains the same.. Then I used a friends Rampage 3 extreme, with a CM hyper 212, and still got higher temperatures than his 930 at the same settings (its also worth mentioning that my CPU would not run on the same settings as his).
So i came to the conclusion that I have bought I CPU from a bad batch/bin. The batch number is 3939c166. I took the megahalems and put it on a glass table and the bass wobbles. Prolimatech did state that it was purposly machined this way.
One thing i noticed is that everytime I took the cooler out, there wasnt much in the middle of the cpu, most of it was pushed to the side. Maybe the curves dont match on the CPU and Cooler..
Sorry for the long post
Thanks in Advance
sell the cpu on ebay and get a new one.
switch to water cooling.
lapping will get you -5c or so