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I'm through an hour of prime95 stress tesing at 4.2ghz with 1.3375v. Is 80c too hot for my i7? Also, I hear this kind of sputtering/whinning sound coming from around the cpu area. Is that okay? Thanks!
    
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80c is up there. wouldn't recommend it 24/7. on the h70 that's surprising, though. Have you seated it properly and such?
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My h50 yields similar temperatures and my 950 is only at 4.02ghz so I'm curious about this as well.
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post #4 of 13
Re seat your cooler and check again.

Also

Check for leaks? a sputtering / whiny sound could be a leak (not sure if this happens with the H70) or a sign you are stressing you parts too much.

Not sure if that helps at all...
Edited by Wheezo - 2/1/11 at 7:07pm
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Yeah I wouldn't stress test at 80c. I don't mind if it hits it in a benchmark but that's too hot to run for any extended period of time. Sputtering/whining is either air or a leak in your h70 or could be caps vibrating on the board.
    
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When I stop the prime, the whinning goes away. How much thermal paste should I put on it? I have tried reseating 3-4 times.
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
When I stop the prime, the whinning goes away. How much thermal paste should I put on it? I have tried reseating 3-4 times.
I usually put a pea sized in the center of the CPU.
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I don't have the whiny noises that OP has but my load temps can get up to 86c and I have reseated plenty of times with no improvement. Using the Corsair h50.
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post #9 of 13
80 for an h70 for 4.2ghz is pretty normal with that voltage.. If it's stable I would leave it, you will never get that temps in real life usage

The noise.. my h70 made the noise when i installed it with the barbs (or whatever they're called) higher than the pump.. rotated the radiator and it's silent.. something you could/should try..
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Okay, re-seated the h70, and I got a nice 5c tempature drop on load, and idle. Now I'm at out 75c-77c load with an ambeint of 55f.
    
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