Discussion in 'Windows' started by memebag, Aug 22, 2010.
Under sustained load, the stock fan can only cool this CPU to 60C. I'm not happy with that.
What thermal grease did you use?? I use Arctic silver and generally stay in the 40's.
I used the paste it came with. It was pre-applied.
I would pull the processor and take off the stock grease. It generally sucks. You can get 100% isopropanol to clean it off, then put a "rice grain" size of Arctic Silver. Will generally drop your temp significantly.
Yeah, I should have done that in the first place. Last night I got it up to 75C. The fan responds, but that's scary hot.
Oh yeah. About 5 days after I ordered my i7 930 for $300, Intel cut the price of the $600 950 to ... $300. I know they're all the same chip, just tested to different speeds, but it's still a little annoying.
75 is WAAAY too hot. I don't get above 61-62 C at full load running at 4.2 GHz. You're gonna have to pull that processor and replace the thermal grease. Might also consider an after market fan. They're only $30-40 or so and make a huge difference.
I bought a Thermalright. Installing it today.
Back to Memebag's joy and wonder, I love seeing 8 boxes on task manager:
How are your temps? I use realtemp to monitor and it works pretty good.
My temps peg 80C when I light up both threads on every core. That's why I'm about to install this:
That RealTemp is nice. It always know how far away the closest T.J. Maxx is.
I installed the big honking heat sink and fan. What a pain in the ass. I should have done it when I built the beast. But it dropped my temps @ sustained 100% load by 20C.
Yea, the fans are a pain to put in after it's built. But... makes a HUGE difference!! you'd probably be able to easily bump your machine up to 3.8 Ghz at this point and not even see a change in the temps.
I've got it at 3.52Ghz now, and I definitely see a change in the temps. More ticks means more heat; there's no way around that. I think my front fan is too slow now. Maybe I need a new case...
I have a fan on my desk that aims near the computer to help pull heat out.
This is my work PC. HP 7100 Elite with a Core i7.
Do you know what it cost?
I'll have to run this for my machine when I get home.
Here's my work PC. I think they spend $1500 on it.
$1,049 w/o monitor.