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Windows 7: O'C my i7 920 processor, but temperature is pretty high


25 Oct 2011   #1

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
O'C my i7 920 processor, but temperature is pretty high

i overclocked my process from 2.67ghz to 3.8ghz, i got a i7 920 processor, with dual Ati Radeon 5970's. My processor is Liquid cooled but its idle temperature is at 58C to 63C, is that high for being at a idle state? how high would it go if i play Battlefield 3 with maxed graphics? i got a Alienware Area 51. I'm not sure if my liquid cooling is really working becuase without me O'C the idle temperature is around 48-53C. How can i make sure that the Liquid cooling is working?

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25 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

58 to 63 at idle is too hot. It sounds to me like your thermal paste might not be applied properly between your CPU and your heatsink.
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25 Oct 2011   #3

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

ok well, i finish playing some of battlefield 3 at High Graphics, it lagged and spiked a bit, but for the most part it ran pretty smooth, I tried Ultra high graphics but i experience extreme lagg, this game is intense, ull need to O'C your processor to 4.2-4.5 GHZ in order to play at Ultra High graphics.. But besides the point, my average temperature was about 72C-76C while playing, is that normal?
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25 Oct 2011   #4

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
58 to 63 at idle is too hot. It sounds to me like your thermal paste might not be applied properly between your CPU and your heatsink.
i doubt is the pasting between the heatstink and my cpu considering that the pc was made from alienware, i had it for a couple of years now, some people said to try to dust out my pc, i haven tried that yet
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25 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My Q9550 is running at 3.4Ghz and isn't breaking above 30-40% with settings at High.
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25 Oct 2011   #6

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
58 to 63 at idle is too hot. It sounds to me like your thermal paste might not be applied properly between your CPU and your heatsink.
i doubt is the pasting between the heatstink and my cpu considering that the pc was made from alienware, i had it for a couple of years now, some people said to try to dust out my pc, i haven tried that yet
Dusting is a good idea. Also, if your thermal paste is a couple years old I would clean it off and reapply it.
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26 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Also you should clean the inside of the case and just because it is a "Alienware" does not mean it is bullet proof from issues. You ask for solutions so please be polite and do slam the brand name in are faces when we suggest a solution.
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26 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
i overclocked my process from 2.67ghz to 3.8ghz, i got a i7 920 processor, with dual Ati Radeon 5970's. My processor is Liquid cooled but its idle temperature is at 58C to 63C, is that high for being at a idle state? how high would it go if i play Battlefield 3 with maxed graphics? i got a Alienware Area 51. I'm not sure if my liquid cooling is really working becuase without me O'C the idle temperature is around 48-53C. How can i make sure that the Liquid cooling is working?
Do you know what the idle temperatures were when the computer was new? Even 48-53C without overclocking is a little warm, especially for a liquid cooled. My i7 920 with the stock Intel cooler ran around 41C. I rebuilt later with a new case, Noctua cooler and fans and without overclocking this i7 920 idles around 21-23C depending upon the ambient temp.

As others have said, try dusting out the case and all the fans.
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26 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Where is the computer placed, a well ventilhated room? They are rediculusly high for watercooling. I usually dust out my computer every month and check over cables and such to make sure everythi
ng is In working order. Is the fans in your case (not sure if they are changeable) around the right way for good airflow?
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26 Oct 2011   #10

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Also you should clean the inside of the case and just because it is a "Alienware" does not mean it is bullet proof from issues. You ask for solutions so please be polite and do slam the brand name in are faces when we suggest a solution.
Sorry IF YOU took it the wrong way, but i wasnt trying to show off at all, i was just saying or stating a hypothesis, im not a expert on computers like you guys. I fail to how i was being impolite, i just said i doubt its the pasting problem, they guy i said it to didnt take it the wrong way so why did you..?
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