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Old 02-12-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default i7 920 Temps

I just bult my new computer, and these are the specs:

Intel i7 920 / Thermalright 120 eXtreme
Foxconn Bloodrage x58
OCZ 6GB DDR3 1600
BFG GTX 260 OCX MaxCore
Seagate 250GB 7200.10
Xigmatek 750W
Lian Li PC-V1010B

I used the Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound and did it the horizontal line way.

My question is, are these good temps for the specs I have in my pc?

I noticed that every temp seems to stay about the same, but the cpu temp keeps changing constantly from 36C to 43C. I'm only using Firefox (two windows) and Everest right now.

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Old 02-13-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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That seems kinds high considering it's just firefox and everest. I'm not sure how hot those run. If it was any other processor I would say reseat it but I'm not sure if thats high
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you cleaned off any thermal compound that may have been there before you put the other stuff on, right?

And I'd make sure you didn't put too much on. you only need a grain of rice.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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Check to see if your heatsink is mounted on properly.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:49 AM   #5
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yeah that seems sort of high, my overclocked phenom usually around 40 36 22 40
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Default Re: i7 920 Temps

Maybe I should remove the heatsink and re-apply thermal compund? I did it the horizontal line way, maybe I put too much? In regards to installing the heatsink, I just followed the instructions it came with, but I must tell, I can easily move it to the left or right.
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yeah thats not good. it shouldnt be moving at all. reseat it and make sure its secure
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #8
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Yep. Re-seat the HSF. When applying the thermal compound just put a BB sized dot in the center, then mount the heatsink and twist it left and right before you screw it in to spread the paste a little.
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In regards to installing the heatsink, I just followed the instructions it came with, but I must tell, I can easily move it to the left or right.
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Thermalright 120 eXtreme
Bingo.

Why do Thermalright make the same mistakes over and over again? Do they never learn from them?

There was the same problem with the LGA775 mounting kits, they just don't apply enough pressure to the CPU's IHS and can be moved around slightly. First make sure you have the screws screwed in as far as the springs will allow. If you already have, take the HS off, and put a thin washer in between the mounting X and the heatsink base, this will make it much more secure once you remount it. Just remember to clean away all the TIM with rubbing alcohol and apply it again.

Like this except it doesn't have to be rubber:



Also, you did lap your TRUE, right? 90% of them have VERY convex bases and need to be lapped.

And BTW, you really need to show load temps, idle temps mean virtually nothing.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:52 AM   #10
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I just built a new i7 920 system and got a load temp of 100c via RealTemp, after freaking out and checking my setup I noticed one of the pegs on my heatsink came up. After that my load temps are about 68c to 74c.
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