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I7 960 Temp is 60+ on Idle ... any Idea ?

post #1 of 9
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Hi Guys ,
I know this is my first post but its not going to be the last ...
i made a small upgrade last night to my PC and everything went fine .. but i noticed that my I7 960 CPU is 60c Temp in idle mode without doing anything ..



MY case is really good its Enermax SpineRex its a full tower case and hase a lot of fans , and im Pretty sure that i installed the Cooler right and put that thermal material thing .. my CPU cooler is a normal one ..

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

its about to be winter here so the temp is kinda cold a little bit .. Any idea about this issue my friends ?

Thank you
post #2 of 9
have you tried reapplying the paste? Or making sure it's screwed down tightly?
post #3 of 9
I bet the push pins aren't all locked correctly. Re seat the cooler. Only will take a couple mins with that one. I recommend a Hyper 212+ for $25. It is a through bolt style vs push pins.
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i'm sorry to say they are pretty high. those are almost my load temps @ 4GHz. might be a combination of things.

the thermal paste you used, the way it was applied, the cooler just having three heat pipes. those push pins are not the best for installing cooler for sure. make sure the bottom fully covers the cpu (centered).

the other temp that stands out is the Power Package @ 144W. might just be a bad reading but it should be @ 130W.

make sure the fans are all blowing in the right direction and not opposing each other. towards the rear or towards the top. check out the 1st gen i7 clubs or they may be a club here for the cooler to get more tips.
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To check if you have a secure mount, push the heatsink down onto the CPU and see if temps change...if they do, it means it was mounted incorrectly.

How much paste did you put and how?
post #6 of 9
You really have to push hard on those push pins, i had that too with my cpu, 80c idle because pins weren't completely pushed in. 33c idle after i completely put them in place
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thank you guys ..
i really did everything you told me to do but nothing changed at the first day .. but the next day i was checking .. i found that my idle CPU temp is 50 .. so what do you think .. is 50 ok .. ? if not .. im getting a water cooling for the CPU what do you think ?
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thank you guys ..
i really did everything you told me to do but nothing changed at the first day .. but the next day i was checking .. i found that my idle CPU temp is 50 .. so what do you think .. is 50 ok .. ? if not .. im getting a water cooling for the CPU what do you think ?
Still sounds a bit high to me. If you are using the standard intel cooler that will make a difference since it isn't great and is your case hot? I may well be stating the obvious, but you need sufficient cooling in your case.

My computer was hot as hell until I sorted my cables out inside and realised my front fans weren't even turned on,lol.

For a reference, my i7 990x runs at about 40c at 4.5 ghz, although I have a low end water cooler on it, the H50.
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post #9 of 9
that is way too high
my 960 idles between high 30's to low 40's
50 is still to high
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