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Hey im looking at other peoples temps with the i7 and trying to see about what temps should I have with a i7 970 on air. I am using a Thermalright Archon and overclocked to 4.0ghz right now. I've done some prime testing for about 4 hrs but the temps were touch 80-82 on some. Its kinda hot in the room so I turned on a fan and the highest bounced around 76-80 after. On idle their from 37-46. Any suggestions or anything? Here are my settings

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Qti/Qpi 1.2v
Vcore 1.275

Mem timings 7-7-7-21
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Maybe try to reseat your cooler and reapply your TIM.
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Hey im looking at other peoples temps with the i7 and trying to see about what temps should I have with a i7 970 on air. I am using a Thermalright Archon and overclocked to 4.0ghz right now. I've done some prime testing for about 4 hrs but the temps were touch 80-82 on some. Its kinda hot in the room so I turned on a fan and the highest bounced around 76-80 after. On idle their from 37-46. Any suggestions or anything? Here are my settings

24x167
Qti/Qpi 1.2v
Vcore 1.275

Mem timings 7-7-7-21
What are your ambients? I assume your case flow is decent.

From what I've read on your cooler those temps aren't that great but they aren't really that bad either.

I would however think that the temps should be a bit lower. What kind of TIM are you using?
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Thermalright cf3 that came with it but I also have some ac5 laying around
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75 degrees room temp
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My temperatures don't even get that high at 4.2GHz and 1.3125V on the stock cooler!

Something is amiss. Did you take off the clear plastic film from the bottom of the cooler (if it had one)?
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Temperature is too hot. You can try reapplying the TIM. I use a glove and just spread a thin layer and this method have been working good for me for the past 5 system.

my thermostat is set to 23C (73F), and all my 6 cores idle around 22-24C (same as room temperature). Max load under IBT is 58. Doing 24 x 168 at 1.270. Try MX-4, best TIM i've used. Despite popular opinion, I think AS5 is much inferior compared to MX-4.
    
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those temps are too high for that volt

reseat the heatsink
try different TIM maybe
something is amiss

is the fan on the archon mounted the right way?
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