Is it normal for this cpu to get this hot with H50?

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aigamerDS
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Hi! I currently have intel core i7 920 overclocked to 4.2 ghz. I have Corsair H50 and it's getting over 93C at max load. Is this normal? I tried cleaning the thermal paste and reapply a new one I got from ebay, got a new case with more fans, but it didn't help. Any suggestion?

Btw, I got this thermal paste from this link below. Is it any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390165689385&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_3404wt_911

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The paste that comes with the h50 is Shin Etsu, which is one of the best around. The stuff you are looking is no good. Your temps are way too high. I'd drop the oc, get some good thermal past like ic7 http://www.linkecomputer.com/products/1005144/IC7%20/Innovation%20Cooling/ or you can also buy the Shin Etsu or http://www.crazypc.com/products/x23-778d-50119.html.

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aigamerDS
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Is this thermal paste ok? It's Shin Etsu brand. I prefer buying stuff from ebay.

http://tinyurl.com/3yhan6c
Thanks for your help.

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That should work just fine. Happy to help.

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I have just order it. I'll let you know when I receive it. Again, thanks for your help.

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UPDATE: I have received the package and I went ahead and apply it. It did reduce the temperature dramatically. Instead of 96C, it went up to 80C at max load (prime95 blend test). I'm happy with this paste, thanks for your help!

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80C is still very hot if you ask me, but better than 96C for sure. There is a point when overclocking that the voltage needed raises the temperatures too high. You really don't want to get into that core 70+ range because it can be the death of your processor. If it was my system I'd drop the OC down to 4GHz and lower the voltage. The H50 has very poor performance for a water cooling system IMHO. You can try adding a faster RPM ran.

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It's actually clocked to 4.0GHz, but with turbo boost and hyper threading enabled. I currently have MSI X58 Platium moherboard and it does not give me an option to control voltage, only clock speed. I usually get 35C idle and about 80C maximum load. So far, it's very stable and it hasn't crashed so far. Btw, I'm using two fans on my H50.

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No voltage settings? If it works it works nothing more can be said of that.  What kind of stress testing have you done on it so far?

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Usually blend test with Prime95. I have only tested it for about 10 minutes or less. It doesn't crash at all when I run games like Crysis for several hours.

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Prime 95 needs to be run for at least 6 to 7 hours.  11 hours seems is what is considered by many to be stable.  If you have a 64 bit os, then you need to run Prime 95 64 bit.  Make sure your ambient temps are good.

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10 minutes... I remember those days. Just as long as it works and does not crash is fine for alot of different people. Run it over night or before you go out and check it later. Sometimes you will not crash from overclocking until a program uses a part of the hardware that normal is not used.

Try this Intel Burn Test..

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what is the voltage your cpu is consuming if its above 1.6 then those temps are because of your h50 and thats normal and safe but if you have low voltages and high temps then some setting is wrong in your bios

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I think it's about 1.4 when overclocked to 4.0 ghz. The voltage is auto, so I can't control that.

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Don't know if you're still reading this thread, but did you make sure the fan is PULLING air into the radiator? AKA, pulling air from the outside of the case, into it? If you checked his review video, he OCed the CPU to 4.0GHz and it was 60c max load. There are arrows on the fan telling you the way the fan rotates and the direction of the air flow.

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Yes, fan is pulling air from outside the case into the radiator. Right now, I can no longer overclock my cpu to 4.0GHz ever since I updated my motherboard bios.

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Whats the space like behind your case/temperature behind the case/and what case are you using? Not to mention, why did you double up the thermal paste? Cause I saw you bought some but did you take the already applied compound off the H50?

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I cleaned the thermal paste before I applied a new one. Also, here's a picture of my room. http://tinyurl.com/28t7xee

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auto voltage will kill youre cpu. do not run youre 920 above 75C.. it will reduse the lifespan of yore system.

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OC 920

Say you want 3400MHz

Calculate BCLK:
3400/20=170

Calculate Memory "1333MHz":
1333/170=7,8=8
BCLKx8=170x8=1360MHz
Select DRAM DDR3-1360

Memory multiplier:
UNCOREx2=8x2=16
BCLKxUNCORE=170x16=2720
Select UCLK 2720

QPI:
UNCORE/QPI=8/9 "QPI 18(36)"
BCLKxQPI=170x36=6120MHz

Turn off turbobust (all set to manual)

TEST:
Set CPU to 12
Memtest

Test OK:
Set CPU to 20
Prime95 (8 hours)

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I don't know how to disable auto voltage, it does not have an option.

Also, I have already overclocked it to 3.5 GHz, just not 4.0 ghz anymore.

Thanks for your help anyway.

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You should be able to write it directly into where it says auto..

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