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i7 and my high temps

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  1. Neh New Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I have a issue with my i7 for a while now. The CPU itself is running great and all, but my temps when overclocking are pretty high. I was using a TRUE Black, but switched to a Noctua NH-U12P SE because I thought the HSF was the problem. Unfortunatly I am still getting the same temps.

    i7 920 C0 @ 3.8Ghz
    Asus P6T Deluxe
    Corsair Dominator 3x1GB DDR3
    Asus 4870X2

    These are my temps with 3.8ghz HT off. 1.225v vCore, 1.85 PLL, 1.25v QPI and 1.64 for the RAM (8-8-8-24-1T).

    Idle
    Core 0: 41
    Core 1: 40
    Core 2: 39
    Core 3: 39

    Load
    Core 0: 73
    Core 1: 72
    Core 2: 72
    Core 3: 71

    When I turn HT on the temps raise to atleast 80c+ which I think is way too high with these voltages. Everything is very stable when I prime. I just don't know where my problem lies. One thing is for sure, the problem isn't my HSF. :p I also checked the base of the i7, but it seems flat to me. I also tried to reseat the Noctua a couple of times with different thermal paste or placing it vertical... nothing really helps.

    The temps with Intel's stock cooler and stock speeds are over 80c aswell. Can it be a problem with the P6T's security lock? I tried removing it for more pressure on the i7, but it's pretty hard without any tools.

    I just don't know where the problem lies! :mad: Anyone can help me figuring it out?
     
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    what thermal paste are you using?
     
  3. kyle2020 Guest

    Could be down to your case + bad airflow?
     
  4. Neh New Member

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    Noctua NT-H1 which was supplied with the Noctua. :)
     
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    h3llb3nd4 New Member

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    40 Degrees idle is ok but it's your Load temps...
    You could try and switch to W/C:)
    and please fill in your system spec:)
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    try some real paste, like MX-2 or TX-2
     
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    I thought that the Noctua paste was pretty good?

    Yeah I should, hehe. With stock speeds I hit about 65c. If I compare with other i7's then my temps is indeed always about 10c higher.
     
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    Those temps look normal. What's so strange here people?
     

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