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Hi, I don't actually have a 920, but I'm asking on behalf of my friend. He currently has an OC'd 920 @ 3.6GHz with 1.3V, and he was getting idle temps of 38C on a Coolermaster V6GT. We're kind of curious as to why, though we have some speculation as during our mounting of the cooler we placed it on and took it off, despite only have a smidgen of AS5 on the cooler. The AS5 was spread evenly on the CPU before we attempted to put it on.
Also, in the mounting of the bracket, one of the screws broke, so we had to just grab another one from our box of screws to replace. I doubt it could have affected the cooling that much, but it's still a possibility?

Anyway, any advice/pointers on what could be causing the high temps would be appreciated.

Note: We only think its high because we're comparing it to a similarly clocked i5. However, he has turned HT off on his i7.
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What are his ambient and load temps? And what are the temps on the i5?

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What are his ambient and load temps? And what are the temps on the i5?

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Load temps on his cores for the i7 were 80ish. The ambient temp is around 25C.

On the i5 I was getting 28C idle temps and 51C load temps with the same ambient temp. The i5's clocked at 3.7GHz with 1.175V. I know my temps are lower because i have a lower VCore, but how could his be so high? We're considering a reseat, but we're not sure where to go if that doesn't seem to solve the problem.
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Put the AS5 on the CPU in a dot and see what the spread is like having the cooler set the paste. One possibility is that the replacement screw you are using isnt allowing the heatsink to seat properly.
 
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Put the AS5 on the CPU in a dot and see what the spread is like having the cooler set the paste. One possibility is that the replacement screw you are using isnt allowing the heatsink to seat properly.
Hm, I guess we are going to try that. I'm hoping its not the screw, since we were like *** when the screw broke, and they only supplied those four screws. Anyhow, he's tinkering with his BIOS settings now to see if its any of those.
Will update when we/he does the reseat.
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How long has it been since you put AS5 on the 920?

AS5 takes up to 200 hours to cure properly...

Also, with 1.3v, you could go higher than 3.6Ghz, at least to 3.8Ghz.
    
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How long has it been since you put AS5 on the 920?

AS5 takes up to 200 hours to cure properly...

Also, with 1.3v, you could go higher than 3.6Ghz, at least to 3.8Ghz.
Eh, like a week for both of us.
He had it at 3.74GHz before, but it was somewhat unstable.
I think he just crashed his PC. I told him to IBT after he put it up to 3.8GHz with 1.3V.
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Eh, like a week for both of us.
He had it at 3.74GHz before, but it was somewhat unstable.
I think he just crashed his PC. I told him to IBT after he put it up to 3.8GHz with 1.3V.
Is it a C0? Or a D0?

3.6Ghz seems a lot for 3.6Ghz in my opinion, unless it's a C0.
    
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Did he do a quick and dirty OC (vcore and baseclock only) or did he modify anything else? If you go into any of the motherboard owner clubs then you'll find lists of settings for certain speeds. Tell him to try one of those and see if it helped him get more stable.

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Is it a C0? Or a D0?

3.6Ghz seems a lot for 3.6Ghz in my opinion, unless it's a C0.
Asking him now. He still hasn't logged back on quite yet.
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