4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2011 6:06 AM by kingfish51

    Options for reducing heat without voiding warranty?

    volcanolotus

      I just built a machine with an i7-960, and the processor is running much hotter than I would like. The Prime95 Torture Test got it up to 76 degrees C in minutes. I don't overclock, and tried all the steps here: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-029427.htm (that actually got it down; prior to that, I hadn't locked the heatsink pins properly and it was getting up to 92C during the torture test, as well as once while making a system image backup). The motherboard temperature has never gotten to 40C, so I don't think it's a case issue. I don't want to void the warranty, but I don't want the system running that hot either. (It's idling around 35C, and under partial load hovers around 50C.) I put the machine together to edit HD video, so I'm going to be taxing the processor a fair amount. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

       

      My machine:

      i7-960

      Asus Sabertooth X58

      EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti

      Kingston HyperX 4 GB 1600 x3

      Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1 TB 7200rpm

      LITE-ON 24X DVD-RW

      PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk 2 750W

      NZXT GAMA-001BK w/5 120mm fans