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Hi guys, I recently built my first rig ever with the following specs,

 

Mainboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium

CPU: Intel i7 930 2.8 with stock cooler

RAM: OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800/ 1600MHz

Graphics: MSI N240 GT DDR3 1G

HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black

PSU: Seasonic 650W

 

Im planning to do some mild overclocking to 3.2 Ghz.

 

But before that, thought of verifying the core temperatures without any overclocking first.

After I run RealTemp, noticed that my idle temp are,

Min: 47, 42, 47, 46

Max: 52, 47, 49, 47

 

After I run the 10 min sensor test provided with RealTemp (which runs Prime95 for the test),

my temp's shoot up to a max of 82 degrees on full load

 

Is this expected/normal or is there something wrong here?

 

All suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

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You've got a very nice first build there.

 

No, nothing is wrong, you just need to get a GOOD aftermarket CPU heatsink. The Intel stock heatsink is just barely adequate for running at stock speed with the i7's heat output.

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Is this expected/normal or is there something wrong here?

 

All suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

 

Hello,

 

Well in my opinion those temperatures seems to be pretty high, even if you are using the stock cooler and no overclock. In first place, I suggest that you check that the stock cooler is well attached to the motherboard making a good contact with the CPU, those plastic pins can be annoying most of the time.

 

According to Intel:

 

Intel

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You've got a very nice first build there.

 

No, nothing is wrong, you just need to get a GOOD aftermarket CPU heatsink. The Intel stock heatsink is just barely adequate for running at stock speed with the i7's heat output.

 

Thanks! RJR

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Hello,

 

Well in my opinion those temperatures seems to be pretty high, even if you are using the stock cooler and no overclock. In first place, I suggest that you check that the stock cooler is well attached to the motherboard making a good contact with the CPU, those plastic pins can be annoying most of the time.

 

According to Intel:

 

Intel

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But I guess I better buy an aftermarket CPU cooler.

Any suggestions on a decent heatsink?

Depends on your budget and size restrictions;

 

High end with no height restrictions in the case;

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B

 

or

 

Noctua D14

 

 

Low budget but great performance for the buck;

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000

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Depends on your budget and size restrictions;

 

High end with no height restrictions in the case;

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B

 

or

 

Noctua D14

 

 

Low budget but great performance for the buck;

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000

 

 

+1 on all of those HSF's. They all perform well.

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