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i7 950 Temps

post #1 of 21
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Hello everyone,

I just recently built a new desktop with an i7 950 cpu. The temps that I am getting are worrying me a little, but because I have never owned an i7 before I am not sure if they are normal or if I should do something about them. Here is a picture of the temps HWMonitor is displaying. Also I am currently using the stock heatsink and fan. Let me know if you guys need anymore information.

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post #2 of 21
looks a little high if thats idle... im idleing at 44c @ 4ghz. make sure your cpu voltage isnt jacked up to 1.3 or whatever.
post #3 of 21
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I read somewhere my voltage may be high so I lowered it to 1.188v and that did little to nothing to help the problem.
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post #4 of 21
Download either Core Temp, or Real Temp.
Both are better that HWM!
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post #5 of 21
lowering my voltage from 1.312 it started at to 1.25 dropped mine like 10c. maybe stock cooler or poor thermal connection making the difference.
post #6 of 21
Thats the problem right there! Intel's stock cpu coolers stink!
You'll need a good aftermarket cooler to get your temps down.
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post #7 of 21
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I will try and will re apply thermal paste and re attach the heatsink and fan and see if that changes anything, should I drop the voltages lower or are they good where they are at?
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post #8 of 21
What kind of cooling are you running? Lust your rig parts. If that is idle that is way too high. Unless you are running at stock and your room is 30 C ambient.
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post #9 of 21
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I have the stock cooler on it and my room is currently a warm 25C .
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Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
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Corsair 650D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.01GHz EVGA SLI3 Sapphire R9 290 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
Case
Corsair 650D 
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post #10 of 21
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I noticed when reseating my heatsink that some of the usb ports on the mobo don't really align with there holes in the case, could this mean that my mobo is warped? I ask because the cpu socket is relatively close to the ports and could be causing a bad connection between the CPU and the cooler.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.01GHz EVGA SLI3 Sapphire R9 290 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
Case
Corsair 650D 
  hide details  
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My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 @ 4.01GHz EVGA SLI3 Sapphire R9 290 8GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorPower
Crucuial M4 256GB Seagate 1TB ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p Corsair TX750 
Case
Corsair 650D 
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