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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

24 Dec 2010   #511
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Thanks Lomai and Dave and a Merry Xmas to you both
Merry Christmas to you as well



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Just added a Phenom II 965 X4 BE. As well had a chance to clean up the back but I've got a lot going on with lots of connections.
That looks very nice, good work


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26 Dec 2010   #512
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Guys, question here... I'm using Real Temp frequently to monitor my i7's temperature. Core 1's habitually idling at 40-45C, The other 3 cores are at around 38-42C. Now, Just for a test, I'll run a convertion of 34 FLAC audio files into MP3s 320kbps CBR at slow high quality using Lame. The encoder is dBPowerAmp v12. This baby is multi-threaded.

So, I start the convert... here is screenshot midway done :

Notes :
1. HyperThreading is desactivated
2. TurboBoost is also desactivated

Maximum heat, from Core 1 to Core 4, 73C 71C 70C and 69C. I believe the threasold for a Core i7 is 73C. After that, the CPU diminishes performances to avoid overheat and damage.

What do you think guys... is it OK? I desactivated HyperThreading and TurboBoost because it would nearly reach 90C under load. Desactivating TurboBoost didn't do much HyperThreading did help reduce the heat of a good 10C under full load.

In fact, that was a report of my PC after almost 2 months being up
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26 Dec 2010   #513
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's way too hot.

Check that your CPU cooler is tight, you shouldn't be able to turn it at all.

If it is tight, I would get some more TIM (Artic Silver 5), take off the CPU cooler, clean it, re-apply the TIM and test it.

Guide for applying thermal paste

Your temps should be at 32 deg C at idle.
At Max load should be around 60 deg C.

Your CPU specs from Intel.
Intel Core™ i7-950 Processor

Your Max Tcase is 67.9C.
Tcase is the CPU case, add 5C for your CPU cores, so call it max CPU core temp of 73C.
I wouldn't go past 65C for more than a few seconds.


If you are converting a lot of audio/video files I would consider getting a better cooler, you can get a nice one for less that $50.
My CM Hyper 212 Plus is $30 at Newegg. Idles at 28C, CPU OC'ed to 3.8 MHz runs Prime95 at 59C.
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26 Dec 2010   #514
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Problem is... I don't have money and I simply HATE big fans that take all the place; Also, I did use Artic Silver 5.

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I wouldn't go past 65C for more than a few seconds.
It's not the end of the world, you know... Stop worrying... the max is 73 like you told me... And, with all the special features off, I didn't even go over that...

EDIT

If I DO buy something... I want your opinion on this low profile one :
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835233059

Don't forget that I am canadian and need canadian websites to shop PC part online...
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26 Dec 2010   #515
kellymac35

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

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Just added a Phenom II 965 X4 BE. As well had a chance to clean up the back but I've got a lot going on with lots of connections.
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Looking Good Alan, MSI makes great motherboards my first build was a MSI P6N Diamond thats been up and running 4 years now and is still a powerfull rig.
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26 Dec 2010   #516
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Some really impressive machines in this thread...

My budget laptop has been upgraded as much as possible, and as of yesterday I am using it with this 27"external display. Trying to calibrate it now using the built-in windows7 tool (thanks to alphanumeric’s post) but I can't seem to really see any difference between the existing default settings of the display and the suggested adjustment in the tool!)


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26 Dec 2010   #517
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Cheers kellymac35, I have been very pleased by this MSI mobo and as my first build it continues to serve me well. Now with all the fine kit I've replaced on my build I'm looking to build a second system and re-purpose the components for a system for my girlfriend who's suffering along with a Dell desktop. I admire EVGA mobo's and wish they made a AMD board. Likely stay with another MSI model 890FXA-GD70. Trying to sort out it's new ram set and then pull the trigger.
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26 Dec 2010   #518
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

LoL, I'm not worried, just don't want you to damage that nice new rig.

When it gets close to 73C, maybe 68C it will start to throttle itself down to keep from damaging the CPU.

When you get the heat issues sorted, you can turn HyperThreading and TurboBoost back on and your CPU will perform much better.

I wouldn't waste your money on that small CPU cooler. It won't be much better than the stock Intel cooler.

Hate or not, get a big CPU cooler that has a big fan or two, that is what keeps the CPU running nice and cool. Your CPU will last a lot longer if it's not running hot.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Problem is... I don't have money and I simply HATE big fans that take all the place; Also, I did use Artic Silver 5.

Quote:
I wouldn't go past 65C for more than a few seconds.
It's not the end of the world, you know... Stop worrying... the max is 73 like you told me... And, with all the special features off, I didn't even go over that...

EDIT

If I DO buy something... I want your opinion on this low profile one :
Newegg.ca - XIGMATEK Durin D982 92mm Rifle Ultra Low profile CPU Cooler

Don't forget that I am canadian and need canadian websites to shop PC part online...
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27 Dec 2010   #519
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

@Dave76 : I changed my mind after that post... I found this one... :
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Because I lack self-esteem, I will try to get it in a PC shop near my home... Well, I hope they can get this one exactly... if not, I will have to search for another one...
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27 Dec 2010   #520
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Have you considered going watercooled? Theres the Corsair H70 which is mighty decent.
My temps with the H50 sits around 27C~30C.
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