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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I bought a Thermalright. Installing it today.

Back to Memebag's joy and wonder, I love seeing 8 boxes on task manager:

 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...