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ok so i just built my computer and i am stress testing it (it is not overclocked...yet) and i just have a few questions concerning safe temps for my cpu and about prime95.

Setup:
i7 960 @ 3.2GHz
Rampage III Gene MB
Corsair H50 cooler
6g of RAM
nvidia 9800GT (yeah i know its old...)

I decided to stress test my comp and so far (1 hour in) my cpu temps are at 72,67,72,71. I was just wondering if this is a safe temp for my specific cpu. also i was wondering how long i should run prime95, i am doing smallfft at the moment. please dont be rude i am new to this site and i am still learning about computers.
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post #2 of 24
what program are you using to monitor temps?
also what vcore are you at right now? 70c is ok for benching and everything but you should be lower than that at 3.2 Ghz
edit: Also welcome to OCN!
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post #3 of 24
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i am using Core Temp 0.99.7
and how do i check vcore (i know its a dumb question but like i said i am new)
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ok wait its 1.21V i am using CPUID Hardware Monitor also.
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post #5 of 24
download CPU-Z. the current version is 1.57 run it and it will tell you everything about the cpu- current vcore,fsb(bclock), multiplier, etc

edit:
~70c seems extremely high for a 960 @3.2ghz vcore 1.21. You might try reseating your H50.
what thermal paste are you using?
Edited by selectstriker2 - 4/1/11 at 12:22pm
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post #6 of 24
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Im using the stock thermal paste that was on the corsair pump...so will the 70C ruin my processor? should i stop Prime95? and is it really that bad, after all this is my MAX temp under Max load in prime95. my regular temps dont really go over 50C.
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post #7 of 24
Those temps are fairly high. My i7-950 is a few degrees cooler than that at 1.28v with hyper-threading turned on.

As selectstriker2 suggested, you might want to reseat the H50.
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post #8 of 24
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my hyperthreading is turned on too. still too high? ugh im kinda upset so should i stop prime95?
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post #9 of 24
no 70c wont ruin the processor since you are only getting it during benching. Now I would recommend reseating the cooler. I used to get 65-70C on my 920 running at 4.0 Ghz with vcore 1.3 with a Xigmatek Dark Knight
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post #10 of 24
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ok guys you obviously know what your talking about and im still a newb so please answer some things for me:
What should my Vcore be for regular and max?
What is reseating, is that the same as getting diffrent thermal paste and putting it on? if so what kind should i get?
And lastly should i keep Prime95 running still or should i first buy thermal paste and then try again?
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