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post #1 of 8
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Hi guys,

I am at my friends house atm and he is getting quite bad idle temps and I need you guys help!

he has a i7 950 on a sabertooth x58 and is his temps are around the high 40's at idle.

He has reseated the HSF many times now and still getting the same results.
He even got a new HSF, a noctua one i think and still gettin the same temps,
case is the fractal r3.he is using AS5 thermal paste.
BIOS settings are all default.

He even sent the cpu back to the retailer and they tested it and apparently they were gettin around mid 30's so its a problem on this end.

You think its the motherboard?

All help is appreciated!

Thank YOU!
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post #2 of 8
You could try different paste? I used to use AS5 and my temps weren't that good, just got myself the Noctua NT-D1 and (haven't used it yet) I've heard good reviews from it.

I think the 950 runs pretty hot anyway, what are you using to see the temps?

Does the PC shut down when running Prime95?
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post #3 of 8
what is his Room Temp
post #4 of 8
what are you using to check temp?
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post #5 of 8
950's are pretty hot to begin with, and idle doesn't count nearly as much as load does.
post #6 of 8
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using core temp and real temp to measure temps. ambient temp is about mid 20's jusdging from feeling, its not hot in here. i have no other thermal paste on me, however i did bring my spare p6t deluxe v2, i am going to try and swap it around and see if its a motherboard problem.
but first i am gonna try and reseat the HSF just incase he didnt do it properli.

thanks for the replies!
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post #7 of 8
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he said load temps will definately go past 100 c. using prime to test and it will just shoot up to 75v and then it will go up and up past 90 and then he shuts it off.
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post #8 of 8
What are your temps at load? (Bent pins??)
If you went from a stock cooler to a aftermarket cooler. And you still have same temps its something else.
You should have noticed a little improvement ( even with a crappy air cooler) Make sure its set correctly , fans are working , and its getting air flow.
Edited by MIKEVALL - 8/15/11 at 4:41am
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