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So I have my i7 950 currently running at 4.41GHz and just wondering if my temps would seem normal as reading some temps on this site they seem to be a little high. At the moment the vcore is 1.472v and I am getting temps using Intel Burn test on 18 runs of 80 - 84 degrees C. Does this sound about right?

Only the CPU is cooled in this loop but I am wondering if my EK CPU block is mounted correctly or it needs to be on tighter. I dont want to damage the PCB of the mobo by making it too tight you see.
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post #2 of 27
80c-84c is to high
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post #3 of 27
It is high, if you get a better cooling solution you'll be fine. I think that max allowable is 100c, so you might get a decent life at those temps.
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post #4 of 27
pretty high vcore.. i'd say you're at your limits... you should probably back it down to ~1.4v 70c or something until you upgrade cooling
post #5 of 27
That is a bit high for water...

Also Just set it at 4.0 or 4.2 you won't notice a difference and will be much cooler, and dial down the vcore to 1.25 at 4 or 1.30 at 4.2 and see how that works.
post #6 of 27
High temps but he is sending a ton of vcore and we dont know his exact setup could be anything from bubbles in the loop to not applying the tim right.
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post #7 of 27
75C is the max I would take these to ensure longevity.
I might be able to go 4.2-4.4 with HT off.

A good water setup and decent chip should hit 4.4Ghz but not all silicone is created equal.
Edited by amstech - 12/21/10 at 8:54pm
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post #8 of 27
Your vcore is ridiculous. Lower it a bit and see what happens to your temperatures (back off the OC a little too obv)
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Your vcore is ridiculous. Lower it a bit and see what happens to your temperatures (back off the OC a little too obv)
This. I bricked my Q9550 after 5 months with constant 1.48v.
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post #10 of 27
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High temps but he is sending a ton of vcore and we dont know his exact setup could be anything from bubbles in the loop to not applying the tim right.
I dont think that it is bubbles in the loop as I have spent literally hours getting every last drop of air out of that loop :-)

I think I will drop down the overclock to 4.2 and then reduce teh vcore and the QPI voltages and see what that does for the temps. I cant keep 4.41 and reduce the vcore though as I cant get the machine stable when running the Intel Burn tests with a lower VCORE.
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