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Windows 7: Good cooler for I7-920 OC

18 Jan 2011   #71
TanyaC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post

Try here for the Sabretooth mobo, Tanya.
Hope this helps.

Jon
Thanks. I'll check it out


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18 Jan 2011   #72
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

Honestly there's nothing wrong with those temps on an i7-920. To be quite honest they are average.

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Thanks for the feedback. We've certainly examined all the factors you mentioned over the last two weeks.

All up, the exercise was well worth it. I have learnt heaps and we've got the temps down a little. The kids love the new cases (for the location of the USB and headphone jacks, just as much as the aesthetics).

I want to overclock the PCs. With the temps as they are, thet is not practical.

And it has certainly brought out just how wonderfully helpful some people are; like Dave76 and Golden to name a couple (Credits to all who have contributed tho').

As frustrating as this is, I've enjoyed it too.
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18 Jan 2011   #73
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

Post a CPUZ snip of the CPU (at idle, just to check with the previous one), Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
Here you go...

I've disabled multi-threading but there was no change.


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19 Jan 2011   #74
TanyaC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
In the new case it is 43c. Disappointing to say the least, but better than it was.
Honestly there's nothing wrong with those temps on an i7-920. To be quite honest they are average.
Seriously, have these comments by Sygnus21 scared everyone away from helping with this problem?
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19 Jan 2011   #75
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I'm still here....hoping that you managed to find a solution to your bizarre problem, or move to South Australia where its hotter (logic dictates the PC should run cooler then )

In all seriousness, I guess people may be researching further, or dont have further ideas. Its a pretty baffling problem to say the least.

Sorry this isn't of any help, but it will keep it at the front of the queue at least.

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jan 2011   #76
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'll admit, I skimmed the thread, but I can't believe no one mentioned the best air cooler, especially for the money. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+. $30 USD.
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19 Jan 2011   #77
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I'm still here....hoping that you managed to find a solution to your bizarre problem, or move to South Australia where its hotter (logic dictates the PC should run cooler then )

In all seriousness, I guess people may be researching further, or dont have further ideas. Its a pretty baffling problem to say the least.

Sorry this isn't of any help, but it will keep it at the front of the queue at least.

Regards,
Golden
I was born and raised in South Australia - In Barmera in the Riverland. If I thought that would solve the problem I would uproot the kids and move immediately

Well, with the changes made so far, the systems still seem quite stable, that's one good thing. As DeaconFrost says, another cooler might be the go. This Notcua certainly doesn't seem to cool much, better than the stock coolers. I might even try putting my stock cooler back on my machine to test that theory.

I had a look at the Coolermaster 212+ and the review didn't look that favourable, stating that the Noctua was actually a better cooler..

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler...-plus-review/7
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19 Jan 2011   #78
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
I was born and raised in South Australia - In Barmera in the Riverland. If I thought that would solve the problem I would uproot the kids and move immediately

Well, with the changes made so far, the systems still seem quite stable, that's one good thing. As DeaconFrost says, another cooler might be the go. This Notcua certainly doesn't seem to cool much, better than the stock coolers. I might even try putting my stock cooler back on my machine to test that theory.

I had a look at the Coolermaster 212+ and the review didn't look that favourable, stating that the Noctua was actually a better cooler..

Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus review
I've never used stock coolers and do have a Noctua NH-D14 on my i5 CPU. Most, if not all sites had rated this heatsink as one of the, if not the best cooler out there that provides relatively low noise. Like this site for example:

FrostyTech - Best Heat Sinks & PC Cooling Reviews

While it took some time normalizing CPU temperatures with the D14, I am still not convinced that it is as good as most sites had rated it. Without OC-ing the CPU, the D14 does pretty well at room temperature of 20-22 degree Celsius:

Good cooler for I7-920 OC-noctua-nh-d14.jpg

Crank up the clock for the CPU without changing voltage, the temperature jumps a lot:

Good cooler for I7-920 OC-noctua-nh_d14-oc.jpg

Prime95 has been used for 100% CPU load and the images are from Core Temp gadget.

It's probably OK in the winter with 20-22 degree room temperature, but in the summer when the room temperature will rise to around 30, so will the CPU temps even at non-OC idle.

My estimate for the summer, the non-OC-d CPU temps going to look like the OC-d temps now with this D14; pretty much what you are seeing with your i7 down under in the middle of the summer....


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20 Jan 2011   #79
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tanyam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I'm still here....hoping that you managed to find a solution to your bizarre problem, or move to South Australia where its hotter (logic dictates the PC should run cooler then )

In all seriousness, I guess people may be researching further, or dont have further ideas. Its a pretty baffling problem to say the least.

Sorry this isn't of any help, but it will keep it at the front of the queue at least.

Regards,
Golden
I was born and raised in South Australia - In Barmera in the Riverland. If I thought that would solve the problem I would uproot the kids and move immediately

Well, with the changes made so far, the systems still seem quite stable, that's one good thing. As DeaconFrost says, another cooler might be the go. This Notcua certainly doesn't seem to cool much, better than the stock coolers. I might even try putting my stock cooler back on my machine to test that theory.

I had a look at the Coolermaster 212+ and the review didn't look that favourable, stating that the Noctua was actually a better cooler..

Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus review
Yes the Noctua is better. The key phrase for the Hyper 212+ is " for the money". I use it and it's great, but if I was to attempt a big overclock I'd be pickiing one of the choices I posted in 1st reply, so... You're problem has me stumped. If it was one PC, I'd say there was some weird hardware problem, but you tried most everything, so unless the MB is reporting erroneous temperatures, then it's hard to fathom. A Guy
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20 Jan 2011   #80
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The CPU-Z tabs all look good.
Your RAM is running at 1600 MHz and I'll assume at 1.65v.
If you feel like a little more experimenting you could bring the RAM down to 1333 MHz and 1.5v.
I did see a couple of posts saying this helped lower the temps a little, but I'm skeptical as to how much it would be.


I have seen the same temps for the same CPU and board on other sites, some higher (with problems), some lower.

Pretty much everything has been tried, up to water cooling.

This one might be due to binning, luck of the draw, your lot of CPUs just run a bit warm.


It is possible that the temp reading are not correct, as A Guy mentioned, there is a way to calibrate them with the temp apps.
When you swapped the CPU, it read the same temps, so this points to, maybe, something due to the board.
The CPU temp sensors are geared towards the upper end, its there to enable throttling if it gets too hot, the lower end of the temps are known to be less accurate.
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