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Hi there, I'm getting quite high temps on my core i7 950 @ 4GHz.

Idle: 63-65 degrees Celsius
Load: 93-97 degrees Celsius

I am using a Coolermaster V8 cooler (I know its rubbish but i got it for free with the CPU) and my vCore is 1.35.

Please help!
post #2 of 7
back off of the overclock. obviously its too much for your heatsink to do....

reset the heatsink.what thermal paste you using?

if that doesnt solve your problem downclock it....


very few people are seeing 4.0 on air 24/7. like most your cpu isnt special so you need to back it down to probibly 3.8 or 3.6. you really dont want to see tmps even close to that high.
    
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first of all i would recommend to restore to the stock speed and check the temps on idle and full load using prime95 if you still see high temps.
i would recommend to re apply new thermal compound.. sometimes if you dont apply correctly the thermal paste you get high temp.

try that..
    
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Downclock your processor massively. put it down to stock and see what temps the processor gets to, report it and then reseat the cooler, see if anything changes, and if your temps are better after the reseat overclock it slowly.
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Ok cool thanks, going to get some mx-5 and reseat the CPU
post #6 of 7
when i was playing around with the i7 950 for 4.0 on air, i only needed 1.26 VCore in bios.

try playing around with your OC settings, the VCore seems a bit too high.
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I had that heatsink. I got the same temps with my 920. You will need to upgrade the heatsink to lower your temps.
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