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 Post subject: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:17 am 
8086
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Hi, I have an old i7 920 cpu on a sabertooth x58 motherboard,
12GB crucial high end ram don't remember exactly,
a cooler master hyper n520 cooler,
evga gforce 550ti vid,
crucial hx650w psu

This thing has always run hot, both cpu and gpu. I've managed to get the gpu temp mostly in order but the cpu still gets way hot. I'm talking 70c at normal use and haven't ever checked it during a game. It is my kids box and he just doesn't tell me when he has issues. I've reset the cooler and that helped a little but not enough. I've seen where these first gen i7's really were hot bastards and this one came out of a dell so I'm sure it wasn't one of the best of the batch. I need to fix it and am wondering if I should replace the mobo and cpu or try to cool this one with a water cooling setup and add a vid card. Need the best value for gaming. I've determined the cooler wasn't the best choice so I know that. Thanks for any advice!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:37 am 
Smithfield
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Clean out the case of dust, make sure the computer is in a well ventilated area, etc. Also make sure you're using thermal paste properly, the old stuff is cleaned off, the heatsink is actually properly installed, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:26 am 
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yeah I've done all that. It is why I'm stumped with the heat. I've been building for 18 years this is the first one I've had an issue with. Blowing it out helps but doesn't solve the problem. I cleaned the cpu and the hsf was new, used good thermal paste (although the tests done by max pc proved they are all about the same), and I actually took it apart and cleaned it again and re-seated the hsf, I noticed a problem with it though. It is an 1800 max rpm two fan setup. Listed the part so you can see what I mean. I'm thinking it is a problem and to be replaced...now wh....

Never mind...I think it is all going to be replaced anyway. I think the cpu should be as it is a gen1 i7. Sorry to bother you peeps on here.


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 Post subject: Re: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:35 pm 
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3rd party fan before you toss a usable PC---give it to the kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:29 am 
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it is the kids hahaha, It overheats on newer games. I'm going to keep most of it just swap the cpu and mobo.


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 Post subject: Re: Old i7 920 overheating
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:35 am 
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going to have a sabertooth x58 and first gen I7 for someone to play with real soon, may or may not have memory


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