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Old 06-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Intel i7 950 overheating!

So a few months back I bought the 950 processor from my local microcenter, and put it into my Asus Rampage III Gene MB. I installed the stock cpu heatsink and ran it on stock settings for a few months.

I had it overclocked by about 400mhz for a few weeks before eventually running into some system instability and reset the clock to factory defaults.

Now, however, when doing any type of processor intensive task, there seems to be one core on the cpu that heats up far more than the other cores. I was running 3dmark and Core # 02 was at 63C. The other 3 were sitting around 52-55. Very strange.

My question is this: Do these CPU's have a known heat issue with the stock fan? I assume this is the cause and recently bought this little guy:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler

Does anyone have any experience with this heatsink? The reviews look generally good, so I'm hoping this will keep my temps down and that my issues don't stem from a defect with the CPU.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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hey i have the same cpu it gets just as hot, these temps are good for stock cooler! i have heard of people getting 110 degrees!!
so untill you get an aftermarket cooler you wont change temps!
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Intel i7 950 overheating!

yea, those temps are ok while running 3Dmark. I get around 63-65c on my stock cooler. 31-35c idle(depending on ambient air temp)
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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mine gets to 95 on stock cooler, but with multi at 14..
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: Intel i7 950 overheating!

You should get Hyper 212 plus. It's very good for a cheap price. Lowers your temperature up to like.... I've heard people having their's lowered to up to 15 c. I'll give you the link....

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 &#34;Heatpipe Direct Contact&#34; Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 &#38; Intel Core i7
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this^^ if you dont want to 'all out' watercool ^^ is all you need.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #7
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Watercooling, yummyyyy
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Mine's idling at 13c running 4.0...
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