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Old 02-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question i7 920 owners, what is your average temp?

I have a Core i7 920 with stock heatsink at stock speed and my average idle temps are 59c

Is that normal?

What temps you getting?
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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My idle temps were in the Mid 40's with stock heatsink. I can't remember exactly but it was nuts. I had to get an aftermarket hs to get it under control.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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what did you use to get it under control?
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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Mine is always under 100%load, so not sure. But 59c full load.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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I have a Core i7 920 with stock heatsink at stock speed and my average idle temps are 59c

Is that normal?

What temps you getting?
Stock cooler? I don't have a i7 920 but that does seem kinda high for idle temps. What kind of case and airflow do you have? Ambient temp?
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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what did you use to get it under control?
I have a xigmatek dark knight heatsink, with a high speed fan (scythe craze fan), and I use artic silver thermal paste. Right now the best cooler you can buy price/ performance wise is the cooler master hyper 212+ and it's not even close! That's what I would suggest.
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what is the best device to control the temp
What do you mean by device to control temp?
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #9
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48c here with stock cooler which is crap by the way. Also I removed that hard paste on the cpu and used artic silver.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:22 PM   #10
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i7 920 @ 4ghz
Noctua NH-U12P SE2

Idle ~38c
load ~78c

Your i7 at stock speeds seems to be high at 59c at idle. Even with the stock cooler which is crap. What does it hit when you run the Intel burn test? I would try to reapply thermal paste and reseat it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #11
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i7 920 @ 3.60 GHz
TRUE 120 + 1 fan

idle: 35-40
load: low 60s

my ambient temp is fairly high, and the above is with HT off. with HT on, same clock and everything, idle is about the same, but load temps are ~70
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:42 AM   #12
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LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B
Stock HSF

Mine was around 59c, moved computer out from under corner desk (had to get longer dvi cable). Cleaned intake filter and now it is averaging around 51c idle.
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idle around 35-40C, load gets around 76 C.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:31 AM   #14
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Idle: 40C
Normal Load: 70-90C
p95: 96-99C depending on ambient
IBT: Throttles

4.2Ghz with stock cooler baby HT on!
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Mine idles around 42-43C. I use a TRUE with a 120mm Noctua fan. The case sits under my desk.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #16
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It will also depend on the BIOS options you use. Speedstep will reduce the multiplier to 12 at idle so that will reduce temps quite a lot. Fixed turbo will do the opposite.

Mine is about 80C full load (lousy proc fan) and below 40C idle with speedstep on. That is at 3.8GHz with Coolermaster HyperZ600.
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Idle: 40C
Normal Load: 70-90C
p95: 96-99C depending on ambient
IBT: Throttles

4.2Ghz with stock cooler baby HT on!
Damn! I hope that chip doesn't start f$cking up on you. 99c temps on prime95!!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:40 AM   #18
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i7 920@3.6
GTZ waterblock
Idle: 34C
Full Load: 52C (normally in this state.)
ambient room temp: 20C
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:20 AM   #19
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i7 920 @ 3.36
CPU 1.24
Cooler Noctua NH-U12
Ram 2000MHz
QPI 1.59

Core 0 Temps:
Idle 41-42
Load(100%) 70-72
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #20
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i7 920 @ 3.6 Hyper threading on
Vcore 1.25v

Idle 35-40
Full load 65-69

True Black edition with one single S-Flex 1900 RPM.

Fan was not running full speed when I took the temps though.
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