i7 920 owners, what is your average temp?

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  1. PeteRoy

    PeteRoy Senior member

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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?
     
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  3. OILFIELDTRASH

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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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    what did you use to get it under control?
     
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    Markfw CPU Moderator VC&G Moderator Elite Member
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    Mine is always under 100%load, so not sure. But 59c full load.
     
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    Kenmitch Diamond Member

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    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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    I have Gigabyte 3D Mars 2 120mm exhaust, 1 120mm intake
     
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    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 do you mean by device to control temp?
     
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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.
     
  11. d4a2n0k

    d4a2n0k Senior member

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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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    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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    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.
     
  15. Ben90

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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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    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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    Damn! I hope that chip doesn't start f$cking up on you. 99c temps on prime95!!!:eek:
    Ben90 the reason you don't buy a CPU on craigslist!
     
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    i7 920@3.6
    GTZ waterblock
    Idle: 34C
    Full Load: 52C (normally in this state.)
    ambient room temp: 20C
     
  20. TMinjection

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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
     
  21. Makaveli

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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.