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i7 3930K OC 4.5GHZ TEMPS


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Hey guys,

My current Hackintosh was built about a year ago (http://www.insanelym...stable (</span>Sabertooth x79 3930K Overclocking)

It has performed perfect throughout the year I never had a problem and I still don't have a problem, everything runs fine. I'm editing a feature film right now and because of that I needed to upgrade my harddrives. I installed 1x 4TB and 1x 250GB SSD to my system and they work fine, however I see that my temps are a bit higher now. 

I'm not sure why, I posted a pic in this topic as well so you can see my temps. Usually I had around 39-42 degrees in idle, now it's 43-45 degrees. I even installed a new fan inside the case. 

My specs:

Core i7 3930K (OC 4.5GHZ)
32GB Ram
Asus Sabertooth x79

Are these temps normal? Under heavy load it doesn't go over 80 degrees.

Let me know
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Dave



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That isn't too bad for idle temps still, but what direction do you have your fans venting? You also should consider that some fans age depending on the bearings very quickly.

 

Edit-Just saw your setup, corsair goes from the front lower to top higher. Heat rises, and there's probably dust in the fans and your rad in your watercooling block. Make sure you keep them clean, dust can have a horrible affect on temps and check your retention bracket on the cpu to make sure the block hasn't lost any tension. 



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That isn't too bad for idle temps still, but what direction do you have your fans venting? You also should consider that some fans age depending on the bearings very quickly.

 

Edit-Just saw your setup, corsair goes from the front lower to top higher. Heat rises, and there's probably dust in the fans and your rad in your watercooling block. Make sure you keep them clean, dust can have a horrible affect on temps and check your retention bracket on the cpu to make sure the block hasn't lost any tension. 

 

Thank you for the tip. I'm not sure if that has to do with anything but in my case I only have a DVD/Blu-Ray drive in the tray and the rest is empty so I put a 120mm fan in there. Now because I have too many HD's in the HD Tray I put one SSD in front of the 120mm fan. Maybe there's not enough air coming in? However I think that can't be the problem since an SSD is tiny (even with a fitting). (EDIT: Here's a video so you can maybe see the situation better:  sry for bad quality)

I also installed a new 140mm+ fan inside the case but the temps are still higher than previously. Lowering the VCore would cause a more unstable system. The corsair h100i seems fine also with new thermal paste the temperatures are 2-4 degrees higher than it used to.

I also recently updated Premiere Pro and after putting my GTX 680 in the supported cards again I think this time premiere uses more CPU than GPU (even though cuda enabled). I have a screenshot of how my temps are during playback in premiere pro. (http://i.imgur.com/i5169gv.png & http://i.imgur.com/wh1TfYR.png )

Do you see a problem in those temperatures? Do you think I should clock down? Is my CPU getting old?

Let me know what you think.

Rob

 

IDLE TEMPS: http://i.imgur.com/lUjeqCz.png & http://i.imgur.com/UQkneKU.png



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Those temps are about the same as I’m getting right now on my 3930K @ 4.2GHz. But I’m on air-cooling and it’s mid-summer here with ambient temps probably above 35.

Your temps probably should be a little lower, but in all seriousness, are definitely nothing to worry about. As long as it doesn’t go above 80 on load you’re fine - idle temps aren’t super important.

Funny story: last week, in some sort of freakish one-off event, the fan on my CPU heat-sink decided to stop running. I was working away for about an hour before, on a whim, I decided to check HW monitor. Idle temps were 75! Luckily I wasn’t doing anything too heavy at the time. Restarting reset the fan. No damage, no indication that anything was ever wrong. Moral of the story, these CPUs are actually pretty tough - and thank god for that big-{censored} heat sink!



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You're fine with those temps, it might be cap aging already which is bringing up temps. Asus is known to use cheap caps on their mobos, even their high end ones. If you have a laser radar to track temps, you can use that to find where the airflow is having issues if any.







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