I recently built a new I7 machine recently and feel like the cpu temps are a bit higher than they should be. I removed the heat sink / cpu fans, cleaned off the paste and reapplied everything, but still feel it's running too hot. Idle temps are running about 70-75C during the day and a bit cooler at night.
Part of the problem, I'm sure, is we haven't turned on our air conditioner yet, so I'm sure the hot days aren't helping any. When I run any fairly intense software like video editing stuff or Prime99, it jumps up to 100C pretty quick. I'd think with this heat sink/fan it should do better: Noctua NH-U12P
Any thoughts or are these temps closer to normal than I would think?
Full specs on the machine:
I7 920 cpu
6 gig DDR3
BFG Geforce GTX280
320 gig SATA HD
Intel DX58SO mobo
Cooler Master HAF 932 case
OCZ StealthXStream 700 watt PS
Edited by KPryor, 25 May 2009 - 05:34 PM.