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CPU Core Temps really high

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#1 tallen97


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:08 AM

Hi, I'm new to BleepingComputer my name is Tom. Today I bought Windows7 and did a fresh install from WinXP. The hardware changes I made were adding my other 10k rpm raptor hd so I can run Win7 in raid0 config. I couldn't get it to work for WinXP. Everything has gone smooth with all the installation. The problem I'm experiencing is high core temps on my i7-860 quad core. When I had XP installed, I was idleing at 38-43C and running 68-74C while running games. Now I'm idleing anywhere from 42-65C and I'm hitting 95+C while running BFBC2. I didnt notice this until I first installed BFBC2 and it kept crashing on me, during loading my pc shuts down completely. I don't understand why my core temps are so crazy now. Is it because of the hard drives in Raid config? Could it be my power supply is faulty? Any help would b greatly appreciated, Thankyou!

P.S. I am running a stock intel cooler fan(i know....i just ordered a coolermaster from newegg). Although I'm running a stock cooler, under XP my temps were still ok..

Gigabyte P55A-UD3 mobo
Intel i7-860@2.8ghz
4g OCZ ram1600
Asus GTX560 1GB
Xion 600watt PS
2 WD Raptor 10k rpm hd's

Edited by tallen97, 05 August 2011 - 02:10 AM.

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#2 IanGR


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:00 AM

Hi Tom,
I'm no PC buff but I don't see how installing a new OS or hard drive, raid or not can dramatically increase your CPU temps. Have you checked that you didn't knock your CPU cooler some how whilst fitting your new HD?
Soon to be sorted if your fitting a new cooler.
As a reference I'm running a P67 board with an Intel 2500k 3.3GHz with a Coolermaster V8 fitted. Temps whilst browsing and light work are top 20's low 30's and 30min's or so of prime95 or an hour of Crysis2 leave it in the low 50's

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