3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2011 10:41 AM by Foti

    i7 950 overheating


      I just recently bought a new computer: Haf X case, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, corsair H60 cooling with an additional 120mm cooler master, additional 200mm fan on top. All fans are working, I've triple checked the thermal paste on the CPU (originally what I thought to be the problem, it isn't), and my CPU still idles at ~50-55 while peaking at 80 when attempting to run any game. All other components including memory, both video cards (560 ti), and storage devices (80gb SSD, 2TB eco HDD) run smooth and very cool (20-30, gfx 35-45). Have I just got a faulty CPU? Why is it the only component thats overheating? I've looked around for a common problem and I seem to be the only person still experiencing overheating while everything is working properly and I have more than sufficient cooling.

        • 1. Re: i7 950 overheating

          I have a similar problem on my i7-930.

          Try to check the bios voltage settings, if not test ur processor in another mother board or another processor in ur MB.


          I home that this info can help you, for me still waitng a solution.


          god luck.


          This guys here probaly on vacations.

          • 2. Re: i7 950 overheating

            My gear
            Asus Rampage III extreame
            CPU i7-930 2.8GHz (stock no OC)
            Corsair 1000W Silent Pro Gold
            3X4 Corsair memory vengeage 2000MHz
            Standard intel cooler
            Tthermal artic grease MX4
            Room temp about 20° C

            Processor 45° C

            Even outside the case  on my desk the temperature starts at 45 ° C without load.

            The cause of the problem in my case was an electrical problem on the motherboard, since replaced the motherboard and the cooler for a H70 these are the results.





            Room Temp at 19º~21ºC.


            Thank you all for your help.

            • 3. Re: i7 950 overheating

              In my case it was enough to reduce QPI Voltage.


              I suggest you see in this direction, because I felt no loss of performance, you need to see if your BIOS has this option.


              Another option to check: see if the board supports the processor with the current bios, if not Upgrade the BIOS.


              Good luck