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    Default GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Hello all.

    I have just finished putting a new pc together, I7 920 (at 3.8ghz) 6gb OCZ PC3-12800 triple-channel, 2x 640gb WD Caviar Black HDDs and an Nvidia 8800GTX, all in a Cooler Master Cosmos S case (large 230mm side fan has been removed due to it not fitting with CPU cooler).

    This is the first computer i have built in quite awhile and im alittle concerned about the heat. The CPU has a Titan TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir air cooler and idles around 41c (according to EasyTune5 Pro). So far under the Prime95 toture test its gotten very close to 70c (at which point the onboard alarm goes and scares me to death (nasty tinny little speaker). The motherboard on the other hand (GA-EX58-UD5) is going at 47c which to me seems abit high.

    My questions then are thus: Should i throw more fans at the case to cool the system temp and should i change the bios alarm to be higher (Set at 70c at the moment)?
    Im not to sure what the max temp for the I7 920 is, the world and his wife seem to be overclocking them so im guessing its pretty high.
    Also what are the max temps this motherboard can take?

    Cheers in advance
    Mad_Hatter
    Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 06-14-2009 at 02:05 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    These cpus are ovens
    I think you have to set higher your temp warning and try to put less volts to your oven
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    hi,

    Thanks for the reply. Really that bad eh?
    Kind of depressing as the motherboard was bought with the cpu pre-overclocked as a bundle. From what im able to understand from this EasyTune5 pro thing, my "VcoreA" is at 1.300v and at time of typing my CPU is at a steady 43c :(

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    With air cooling and overclocking, I wouldn't worry about temps until mid-80s. I run around 35-40C Idle and up to 70C at Load with my current overclock with a TRUE cooler (see my specs). Upping voltage while overclocking makes me hit high 70s to low 80s. Set your alarm to 75C-80C at least.

    Also this is all with my case open. I can't seem to find my case door since I moved 2 months ago lol.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Ahh cheers for that, this system has only been working for about 30 hours so far (it DID complete a 9 hour torture test via Prime95, but all alarms were going mental and the temp was in the mid 70c). Trying my best to not get too paranoid over the thing. I might just buy a few more case fans (has 7x 120mm so far, but a few more wont hurt).
    Anyone have any idea what temp the EX58-UD5 is ment to run at? As its hotter than my 'ovens' at idle.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Right, I've spent along time searching for fans now and ive come up blank. I dont have any proper fan placements left in my case (coolermaster cosmos s) and sadly still cant fit on the moster that is the 20cm side fan that comes with it (cpu cooler is too large). So im now left with trying to attach fans to other places.
    As it stands i think the idea behind the cooling for the case is this: cool air is pulled in through the front at the bottom (hard drive bay) and the side and is then dragged up and out the top. So vga fans wouldnt really help. The only thing i can think of is adding more fans to the front, but i have no idea how to mount them.
    Anyone have any ideas if any product/s exist that could help?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Just a thought Mad Hatter, have you considered mounting that side case fan on the outside of the case? They don't stick out much. I know you want the front case fans throwing air into the case and the rear fans throwing air out of the case, but??? Which way is that side fan suppose to throw air? As I never had one.
    Are you sure that cpu heat sink is well seated?
    Check your vcore voltage in cmos setup Those boards are usually 10% over on voltage adjust in cmos setup as needed. Go to cmos setup. Press delete while booting to enter cmos setup. If you do not find the settings you want in the Main Menu or a submenu, press Ctrl+F1 to access more advanced options, when on the main menu . Then open MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Use this menu to configure the clock, frequency and voltages of your CPU, memory, etc.

    Find out if you have a I7 920 CO stepping or a I7 920 DO stepping The DO stepping will do the same overclock at a lower voltage which will allow for a cooler cpu.
    1.375 for I7 920 C0 or 1.225 for I7 920 D0
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    Vcore Max 1.375
    For your i7, CPU temperatures above 68c and Core temperatures above 73c should be regarded as an "overtemp" condition. As long as you don't exceed temperature or voltage specifications, you're fine.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. Im going to give you the specs i get from the EasyTune5 program that came with the board.
    VcoreA: 1.300
    +3.3v: 0.240
    +5v: 4.830
    +12v: 1.390
    CPU vid: 1.070
    The CPU itself is an Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz which has been overclocked to 3.8ghz (though its ment to be 4ghz). As stated above this motherboard, RAM and CPU were purchased pre-overclocked (ironicly, so i wouldnt have to deal with issues like these). I genuinly dont understand how to overclock this thing, FSB and multipliers i could deal with, but these new things are abit out of my league.
    Also i should note that my CPU is currently running at 37c and the motherboard is at 44c, i think the ambient temperature has a much greater effect on this system than on my last system, to which room temps would only effect the systems temp by 1c or 2c.

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Mad Hatter I edited my post above see if you can get into cmos setup by restarting and clicking the delete key several times after you??? just as soon as you here the post beep. Check to see if your cpu vcore is set to auto if it is leave it alone if it is'nt you can adjust the voltage down a tiny bit. -.05
    Last edited by artdrivers; 06-16-2009 at 12:51 PM.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 + I7 920 Temp

    Hey,

    Right CPU Vcore in CMOS is 1.30000v. The side fan blows in, which i think is needed atm, there are 2 fans blowing in from front and bottom and 4 (3 more powerful than stock) fans blowing out at back and top. I have found a way to get the side fan mounted via a 1.2m long 3 pin power line going to it from a water cooling hole at the back of the case with the center of the side panel turned around. As for the CPU cooler, it is stupidly well stuck to the CPU with arctic silver 5 thermal compound, to a point were i cant remove it easily even when its unscrewed. Though the thermal plate of the titan fenrir CPU cooler isnt perfectly smooth as it has copper tubes going through it that have been crushed flat, this might be an issue and i might take it off and apply some more themal compound just to make sure.
    I shall reseat the CPU cooler tomorrow and let you know if it makes any difference. As to the Vcore, well i dont know what to do with that, will lowering it abit slow down performance, and how much is abit?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 06-16-2009 at 12:50 PM. Reason: forgot how to spell every word ever!

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