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Windows 7: My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.

22 Jun 2010   #41
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Ok, thanks for the reassurance.
Things should get better when I move to California. And/or I get WaterCooling.

~Lordbob


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22 Jun 2010   #42
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Even with water cooling the ambient temp greatly effects the idle temps because you are still trying to cool the rads with high ambient temps. You might try improving the case flow some although your temps are safe as is and fairly typical for an area with such a high ambient. It's been cool in Cali here on the coast, we have hardly hit the 70's yet, wait till July or August though it will get hotter but not Arizona hot.
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22 Jun 2010   #43
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Even with water cooling the ambient temp greatly effects the idle temps because you are still trying to cool the rads with high ambient temps. You might try improving the case flow some although your temps are safe as is and fairly typical for an area with such a high ambient. It's been cool in Cali here on the coast, we have hardly hit the 70's yet, wait till July or August though it will get hotter but not Arizona hot.
Yeah, I do know that. It probably doesn't help that I have my computer in between my desk and nightstand, so it is like a cabinet, but open at the top...

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
It probably doesn't help that I have my computer in between my desk and nightstand, so it is like a cabinet, but open at the top...

~Lordbob
Is there any space at all between the side fan and the desk, or is it literally 'wedged' between the two?

A cabinet scenario would definitely have an impact as well.

The front 230mm fan does an okay job at cooling the HDD cage area, but it doesn't really push much cool air further than that.

How is your cooler currently orientated?

Horizontal (exhaust to rear) or vertical (exhaust towards top)

Exhausting straight out the top through the 230mm may net you a few extra degrees, but as already stated - you're still well within the 'safe' zone, so it's probably not worth the hassle of re-orientating/re-pasting etc.
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23 Jun 2010   #45
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

For all I know, it is pointing inwards! I will have to take a look.

It is not wedges, but there is only really about an inch gap. I know I am within the safe zones, so it only has to last about 3 more months.

~Lordbob
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23 Jun 2010   #46
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
For all I know, it is pointing inwards! I will have to take a look.


Quote:
It is not wedges, but there is only really about an inch gap. I know I am within the safe zones, so it only has to last about 3 more months.

~Lordbob
An inch doesn't invite much cool air in, but I think she'll make it another 3 months
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23 Jun 2010   #47
dannyboy2005

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

What i have done is wrong, i have just read the thread over all 5 pages and then LOL'd when i saw how many people say its bad.

I'm glad i've posted, otherwise i'd been starting a thread "my cpu has died?"

Thanks

P.s. I';ll read the thread.
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23 Jun 2010   #48
smarteyeball

 
 

We're glad you listened - not all do

Overclocking is part science, part art and part luck.
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24 Jun 2010   #49
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmmm...good thread, and good advice since Intel lists the max volts for an i7-930 as 1.375.

Anyways while reading this thread I ran across Lordbob's post about his high idle temps and thought I’d share my thoughts/experience with my i7-930's idle temps.

My setup is in an Antec P182 case, see system specs; my room temps are about 23 Celsius (75 Fahrenheit). I’m using a Noctua NH-C12P SE14 for my CPU cooler; my CPU is running at 3.52gig on 1.125 volts. QPI/Vtt 1.2volts.

With that my idle temps ran mid to high 40's, and no matter what I tried... voltage tweaks, replacing the Cooler, reseating/reorienting the cooler several times, trying different thermo pastes, AS5, Noctua's NT-H1 paste, and now Arctic Silver's MX-3 (which gives the lowest temps by 2 degrees) I still find myself in the mid 40's idle, low 70’s load.

In the end I’ve come to the conclusion that these are good temps considering these factors.

Now a couple of notes…

The NF-P14 fan that comes with the cooler is a 140mm 3 pin fan so it should be running at a constant 1200RPM’s +/-10 percent, however Speedfan, Everest, and my motherboard’s (GA-X58A-UD5) BIOS all state the fan is running at 900ish without a load. What’s more interesting is that I have "CPU Smart Fan Control" disabled my BIOS so the board should give full voltage to the fan headers.
However with this BIOS setting and the fact that the fan isn't variable, the fan’s speed increases to the 1200 range as the CPU temps climb as seen in these images….

My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-everest-temp-readings-jun-24-nl.jpg
This image shows no load on processor, CPU fan running a 900+RPM

My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-everest-temp-readings-jun-24.jpg
This image shows a load on the processor, CPU fan running high 1180's RPM

My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-cpuz-fl-jun-24.jpg
CPU-Z reading with prime 95 full load.

Hmmm… Apparently the board does vary it’s voltage to the headers, even with the BIOS set to disable smart fan. Odd.

Core Temp and Real Temp show the same temp readings while Speedfan reads 15 degrees lower under idle and load speeds...

My New Computer. Impressed with the O/c.-speedfan-readings-24-jun.jpg

At any rate the bottom line is that I have a quiet system with good temps.

Thoughts/Opinions???


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25 Jun 2010   #50
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

Hmmm… Apparently the board does vary it’s voltage to the headers, even with the BIOS set to disable smart fan. Odd.
It could be BIOS / board specific as my board only varies 50rpm+/- or so with the equivalent settings disabled, regardless of load or temps when connected to the CPU and FAN headers.

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Core Temp and Real Temp show the same temp readings while Speedfan reads 15 degrees lower under idle and load speeds...


Thoughts/Opinions???
TBH, I've never really relied on Speedfan for monitoring as I've never particularly trusted any of it's readings. (CPU temps, GPU temps, fan speeds, voltages etc)

Core/Real Temp + Everest + mobo + GPU-Z et al have always seemed to be closer in comparison compared to Speedfans 'reporting'.

OT, when did you upgrade? I must have missed it - the last I remember you were considering it (kudos btw)
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