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post #11 of 35
You're temps are normal if your ambient temp is 28C or more.
Look at your CPU voltage, even though it's in stock settings, you may be able to lower it.

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Hi,

I'm new here, though I've been lurking for a while. Anyway I recently upgraded my CPU and mobo to whats in my current system, specifically an i7-950, and I was wondering if my stock temps were too high. At the moment I've got a Noctua NH-U12P with 2 fans in push-pull configuration blowing directly towards one of the 140mm exhaust fans on my case, however at load it's not uncommon for me to see temps as high as 68+C, with idle temps around 45C. The CPU is currently at stock settings, as I don't want to push an overclock until I've resolved the heat question.

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post #12 of 35
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Here's what CPU-Z says about my current system at idle:



The Core voltage fluctuates a little, but stays around 0.944-0.970 at idle. I'll update with some load voltages in a little bit.

EDIT:
OK, at full load (x264 encoding) the core voltage goes to 1.152v.
Edited by Black Patriot - 2/4/11 at 4:36pm
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post #13 of 35
Well your temps were initially normal to me considering your hot climate, but I notice you have HT off.

There's should no reason HT should be off in you case. 3100mhz, <1.0 Vcore, Noctua cooler......HT should be "enabled".

i7 950 runs hot. Very common to idle between 35-45. Just keep you"ll loaded temps below 80C and you be fine.
Edited by yati - 2/4/11 at 8:37pm
    
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Hmm, I did have HT enabled for a while, but the temps I was seeing were pretty high so I disabled it. My intention is to overclock once I'm satisfied that the core is as cool as it can get (ie that the fans and cooler are operating properly) then i'll start upping the clock speed. From what I've read higher clock speeds are preferable to HT if it comes down to it.
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post #15 of 35
i would set the voltage manually to 1v.
post #16 of 35
You may want to take off the cpu retention bracket. I did that for my H70 and now my loads are in the 50's at 4Ghz
    
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post #17 of 35
That voltage that you show with CPU-Z is not at load is it?

I don't remember exactly but my stock voltage was somewhere near 1.2v under load.

I ended up OC'ing after I got my NH-D14 on it and saw that idle temps were 25*c ( room ambient is 60f= 15c) with the cooler seated.

Only increased voltage from stock to 1.28v and my idle only increased 2 degrees. Load temps went from 56*c stock clocks to 65*c overclocked to 4ghz.

I would definately see about lowering that voltage.
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That voltage that you show with CPU-Z is not at load is it?
Nah that's idle, load is ~1.15V, at least that's what it was during my quick run with x264 earlier.

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You may want to take off the cpu retention bracket.
Not sure how I'd do that, I need the bracket to hold the cooler on.
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post #19 of 35
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Nah that's idle, load is ~1.15V, at least that's what it was during my quick run with x264 earlier.
That is very high for stock clocks. I would say drop that down to as close as 1v as you can. The high voltage alone could be the reason for your high temperatures.

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Not sure how I'd do that, I need the bracket to hold the cooler on.
I believe he means the actual socket latch. If I'm thinking about it right the socket latch is not needed for the CPU to actually work. And I believe that you would go about doing as he said by having your motherboard out of the case laying horizontally and take the latch off and just place the heatsink over it which in turn will keep the CPU held down.

Not entirely sure how this would help temperatures but it doesn't seem like a risk I would bother taking.
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That is very high for stock clocks. I would say drop that down to as close as 1v as you can. The high voltage alone could be the reason for your high temperatures.
The motherboard did seem to start with a slight overclock, at the time I suspected that the gigabyte suite that installed with the mobo drivers might have been to blame, as it includes an overclocking program, though it probably does a very sloppy job, which is why I never used it.

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Not entirely sure how this would help temperatures but it doesn't seem like a risk I would bother taking.
Unless it was blocking the edges of the HS from making proper contact with the heat spreader then it shouldn't make a difference. I'll try the new thermal paste when it arrives first, don't really want to take out the whole mobo or anything that drastic.

I'll turn down the voltage on the next restart, see if it makes a difference.
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