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Windows 7: Help for Processor Temperature

15 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Help for Processor Temperature

Ok im fixed with intel i7 950 which is 3.06 Ghz.

If a processor overclock it needs a CPU cooler to avoid damage the CPU.

I went to the shop and ask the tech and he said that i7 950 3 Ghz is very hot.

So my question is does a default clock speed of i7 950 3.06Ghz need a water cooling hardware?

Someone post this site and he said that a default cpu without overclocking has a lifespan of 10 years?

And lastly what is the normal temperature of CPU?

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15 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

How hot is it running now?

It is true that it will run warmer with the stock Intel Heatsink, as opposed to a better aftermarket cooler. However, it should still be well within normal operating specs.

At stock speeds or resonable Overclocking, an Air Cooler will fit the bill just Fine.

While Water Cooling is superior, it is only necessary if you are doing some extreme Overclocking. And certainly not needed for a stock system.
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

The maximum operating temperature is just under 70 Celsius, so keep it below that. The default (no OC) does not need water cooling. Air cooling, alone, is sufficient.
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

No you do not need a water cooler for default settings. you may want to upgrade to a better CPU cooler and there are many good air coolers out there.
Not sure about the i7 950 but temp ranges of 35c to 45c are norm. Just make sure you chose a case has good air flow.

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15 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) i7s run hotter than the Core2 quad predecessors. Plus the stock Intel heatsink sucks. Also, ambient temperatures are very important, what are yours?

2) Core i processors have two different types of temperature sensors- a CPU case Thermal Diode located under the Cores, and secondly digital sensors located on each Core. The case Thermal Diode measures CPU temperature, while the digital sensors measure Core temperature which is the hottest part of the processor(Tjunction). There is a 5c temperature difference between them.

The motherboard utilities monitor CPU temperature, utilities like Coretemp monitor Core temperatures.

Tjunction Max, (100c for all Core i7 9xx variants) applies to overtemp protection like Throttle and Shutdown, as such any i7 9xx Core temperatures which exceed 73c should be considered overheating.

3) Read this article about i7 temps.

Intel Core i7 Temperatures | Puget Systems Blog

4) If you are seriously interested on overclocking, suggest you look up overclocking forums, many like minded people there. Plus you'll get specific info and tips about your processor.
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16 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Im still planning to buy this month.

Im confuse of it.

Some here said its fine and some not.

I ask the shop tech that they dont have any water cooling and he doesn't advice for it to avoid problems.

And i think the cheapest water cooler cost more likely $100+?

So the default would be the intel cpu package fan.

If i7 950 with the default cpu fan is not safe to use then im thinking going to i5 760 2.8 ghz which is the latest.

How about i5 760 2.8 ghz? could the default package cpu fan is safe?
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16 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If you are looking to spend $100 or less, Water Cooling is out of the question.

A good Water Cooling setup is quite expensive.
The cheaper ones are erally not worth having IMHO, as many of the higher end air coolers can do nearly as good cheaper.

As stated, you do NOT need a water cooling set up, unless you plan on very extreme Overclocks.

I would say replacing the stock cooler is a good idea.

My recomendation would be:

An Air Cooler something Like Xigmateks 1283s are excellent coolers, and far superior to the stock heatsinks. - XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283 120mm Long Life CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 AMD compatible, w/ bracket ACK-I5361

Also, some good thermal paste to go with it. I really like MX-2 , and have had very good luck with it.

There are plenty of other good air coolers and thermal paste out there, and you will get many good suggestions.

I personally really like Xigmatek, because the do an excellent job, at a great price point.
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16 Sep 2010   #8

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Wishmaster has got it correct. Also make sure your case has good air flow.
Good luck and lets know how it goes.

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16 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Ok tnx for the info.
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