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post #1 of 11
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Are these temps safe and or correct for an i7 870 stock?

Ambient room temp is 20C.

0% load is 28C
Prime 95 100% Load is 57C

There's a Cooler Master N520 heatsink on it. I already reset it twice. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 11
Looks good. Stock fans?
    
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post #3 of 11
That is pretty nice temps. Idle seems a little high for 20C ambient, though. Load is pretty good.
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post #4 of 11
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Just the stock exhaust fan in the case but both side panels are off. The case can hold 5 120mm fans. Should I be good?
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post #5 of 11
The general suggestion for i7's is keep it under 80C I personally don't like mine going over 70C in "heavy" use, such as bigadv folding or video conversion, but it will hit 74C in prime 95. Last intel says 67C is the max temp in the spec finder.
post #6 of 11
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It's maxing out around 64C. Once I get some fans in there should that ambient drop?
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post #7 of 11
Are you reading the ambient from your motherboard?
If you are the temp might drop.
Also the 64C sounds good but I don't know if that is good for your cooler.
Edited by rancor - 12/28/10 at 8:12pm
post #8 of 11
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No, just from an infrared thermometer outside my case. How can I check it from my mobo? (Sorry, first build)
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post #9 of 11
You might not be able to and I wouldn't trust it because you don't know where the temp sensor is. I don't think fans will help your ambient but would help by just moving air through the case.

When you said you reseated the heat sink twice did you clean and reapply new thermal paste both times?

Try HWMonitor if you want to just don't trust the voltages.
Edited by rancor - 12/28/10 at 8:25pm
post #10 of 11
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Yes I did clean, and reapply thermal paste.
One mobo temp sensor (Near the CPU) says 26.
The other (on the oppisite side of the board) says 24.
Idle is 29.
Prime 95 100% load is 64.
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