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Windows 7: i7 930 temps?

03 Aug 2010   #1
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
i7 930 temps?

So my buddy asked me to post this regarding his i7 930 temperatures. He's running a ASETEK 510LC 120MM WATERCOOLER, but his temperatures vary among his cores. On average, his cores idle around 50, but each core has a different temperature, such as 46 to 55. On a watercooled system, those temps seemed a bit high to me, but I thought it'd be better to ask you all since I don't own an i7.

Here are his system specs:

1TB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
SUPERCLOCK EVGA NVIDIA GTX470 1.25GB
GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R 3WAY CROSSFIRE
6 GB DDR3 PC3 PC1333
COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 850W POWER

Thanks!

EDIT: He just informed me that his temps reached about 80 when playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2.


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03 Aug 2010   #2
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

read this regarding cpu idle temps and properly calibrating your software

Real Temp - Documentation

dont worry at all about idle temps they will be wrong , most likely up to 10 degrees out either way , only worry about your full load temps and remember even water cooled systems with the cpu on idle can only manage a few degrees ubove ambient , if the rooms warm the water will be the same temp.

Core i7's have a much lower slope error than older cpus so the idle temps may well be a tad more accurate but as intel always states its temp hardware is there ONLY to throttle the cpu if it reaches its TJ max they were never meant to accurately monitor temps

One more thing after much research by Mr realtemp (uncleweb) it has been found that in a quad core two cores may have a higher TJ max then the others , to stop any system completely shutting down if it reaches its TJ max (max operating temp , which is differant of course to its safe operating temp) for example core 0 and 1 may have a tj max of 100 degrees and core 2 and 3's tj max may be 105 degrees , this will immediately put any two cores 5 degrees out of scew when monitoring , this is why you need to properly calibrate your software (in my opinion its not worth the hassle )

hope this helps , if you need any more info just ask

EDIT...............just seen your edit lol , theres is something wrong with his watercooling rig , he needs to sort that out what is he using to monitor his temps?
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03 Aug 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Mine hover at that temp too, but I have a C2Q 8200.

The main thing is at that idle temps, the sensors are not accurate. Therefore, he may actually have a lower idle temperature.

What is he using to measure temps? 80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
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03 Aug 2010   #4
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

Presuming the readings you are getting are accurate...

i7's can run a little warm, and in my somewhat limited experience with this processor those temps are something like ten degrees on the high side... If were Idle/stock. So warm, but not really killer.

Of course, I know of nobody who bothers to watercool a PC intended to run at stock speeds. But without knowing how far he's overclocked the system, it's not really possible to give a definitive answer. You also haven't mentioned ambient temperatures nor how hot his PC is while under heavy load. Personally, I don't like beating the tar out of my systems and get uncomfortable when stressed temps approach 70.

At this point, if it were my box, I'd do a couple things. The first is do a reality check on my voltages to ensure I'm not giving the processor more than it really needs. Takes some patience and the willingness to try a number of combinations to dial in - but if you're cranking more voltage then necessary, then adjusting it can/will lower your temps a bit.

The second thing is to double check airflow through the Rad: Make sure the intake receives clean/cool air from outside.

If the first two don't help, then shut down, pop the case, remove/clean/re~seat the heat sinks with a *thin* layer of good thermal grease.

A few degrees variance among cores, however, is normal.
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03 Aug 2010   #5
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
its insanely high
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03 Aug 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
its insanely high
Well, I don't know how much that particular game loads...

~Lordbob
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03 Aug 2010   #7
Omlet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Mine hover at that temp too, but I have a C2Q 8200.

The main thing is at that idle temps, the sensors are not accurate. Therefore, he may actually have a lower idle temperature.

What is he using to measure temps? 80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
He says he's using Real Temp and the BIOS.

Also, to archie123 and Scotteq, I forwarded the information to him so he can do a read-over.
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03 Aug 2010   #8
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
its insanely high
Well, I don't know how much that particular game loads...

~Lordbob
its very VERY cpu intensive..but thats still INSANELY high i wouldnt even expect those temps after 8 hours of prime95 , the max safe operating temp is 73 degrees

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omlet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Mine hover at that temp too, but I have a C2Q 8200.

The main thing is at that idle temps, the sensors are not accurate. Therefore, he may actually have a lower idle temperature.

What is he using to measure temps? 80C does sound high for a WC i7 on that game.

~Lordbob
He says he's using Real Temp and the BIOS.

Also, to archie123 and Scotteq, I forwarded the information to him so he can do a read-over.
nice one............he still needs to sort his cooling out it seems to be broken lol
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