2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2011 5:55 PM by Doc_SilverCreek

    i7 930 Processor Temperature Question

    aajohnny

      Hey guys,

      I am freaking out kind of. I bought my brothers computer off of him and here are the specs:

       

      Intel Core i7 CPU - 930 @ 2.8GHz (8 CPUs)

      4098mb Ram

      1gb Ati Radeon hd 5870

      Idk how to find what motherboard

      BIOS Date 2/24/10 ver 8.00.15

       

      I ran speedfan and the temperatures were this idle with 68 processes running :

       

      http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn267/aajohnny/SF.jpg

       

      Am I okay? or what I was playing a game maximum and its reached like 80C for each core but the CPU said around 70C.

        • 2. Re: i7 930 Processor Temperature Question
          Doc_SilverCreek

          You are in the gray zone....

           

          It is a bit hot, but not so hot that you can say that there is an issue for certain.

          I like to see the CPU <70 under max load.

           

          I would check your chassis fans (since the screen shot is not showing any)

          Try running a test with the case open and see if things are cooler. If so , you need a fan to get the heat out of the chassis

           

          Check the CPU heatsink instillation. Make sure all 4 pins are snapped into the mother board

          Make sure nothing like cables is blocking the air flow.

           

          Last resort might be a after market heatsink (parsec has a number of postings listing some good ones.)

           

          I would try to get the temp down if you can since if your hitting the thermal max, the CPU will throttle and you loose performance.