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i7 and my high temps

Neh

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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?
 

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what thermal paste are you using?
 

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

get some tools and remove the security lock :p


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/179...er/index6.html
here is a review of the Noctua...

set your settings to stock and then load the processor just as they have done in that review... if you hit 57C and stay there like they did, then you have no problems and the cooler is working as it is supposed to. If you hit in the 70's then there is a problem with contact/pressure.
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?