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i7 950 overclocked high temps

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I am new to overclocking. My computer is stable at 3.7 MHz but it seem to be running hot. my idle temps are 43-46c and at load ~90c. the room temp 25-26c. I just changed my Vcore from 1.3v to 1.26 that seem to help alittle but 90c seem to be really hot. I have the Asetek 550LC. My case is **** but i am pumping as much air into as i can right now. any ideas on cooling?
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Reseat the cooler, reapply thermal compound, make sure air is getting through the rad (assuming there's a radiator, considering it's an Asetek)?
Edited by TheStealthyOne - 3/21/11 at 6:07pm
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As mentioned abobe reseat it and also make sure you have enough static pressure to push the air through the rad.
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If you havent reseated the cooler yet, be sure to clean it off and the cpu with a cloth and some rubbing alcohol..

Then just put a small dab in the center, about the size of a grain of rice, or the size of a pea...

The 950's run hot, but not that hot...
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