1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

    Dismiss Notice

CPU Temp advice on new pre built.

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Jup, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    As the title says I have just bought a pre built Machine from Overclockers http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-252-OK last week.
    When I got the machine one of the first things I wanted to check was the CPU temps so I installed Core temp and was pretty worried to see temps between all cores sitting between 72c - 98c. I phoned overclockers who gave me an RMA number, collected the system so they could get it sorted.
    Well today I got the machine back so I booted up and first thing I check is the CPU temps again. Here is what Core temp is reading...

    [​IMG]


    Yup my paint skills are crap:/

    Is Core temp giving me the correct temps, because even for a novice like myself this seems to be way out of whack. Appreciate any help, thanks.

    Jup
     
  2. Culinia

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Jan 2010

    Posts: 661

    Try installing HWMonitor and/or check temps in bios.
     
  3. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Hi Culinia, thanks for the quick reply. Here is the tems from Hw Monitor..

    [​IMG]



    Cheers

    Jup
     
  4. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

  5. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Hi RJC, I just opened the case and the cooler is a Fenrir Titan and it is literally wiggling about when I touch it. I have never installed a cooler before, are they tricky to reinstall or is it fairly straight forward? Just don't want any bother from Overclockers if I have to return the machine again.
    Oh the CPU temp in the bios was 98c btw.

    Cheers

    Jup
     
  6. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    Last edited: 9 Jun 2010
  7. Mattbot2

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Jun 2010

    Posts: 37

    Definitely not right. As above, you may have to remove the fan. I'd check with Overclockers that you won't be voiding anything!
     
  8. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Thanks again for the quick reply and the link RJC. I took the cooler of no problem and fitted it back on, it felt a tighter but there is still a fair bit of play when you try to wiggle it gently. The temps did go down ...
    [​IMG]


    I guess this confirms that it is indeed the cooler that's the issue? What temps should I be seeing if the cooler is working normally, and are all coolers generally this noisey? Really appreciate the help.

    Cheers

    Jup
     
  9. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    No probs, temps seem high still, but a lot better than 100c :eek:
    The fan is probably running flat out.

    As the cooler was removed I suspect new thermal paste may need to be cleaned and re - installed, how hard was the cooler screwed down, sometimes you need that little extra, but not too much - if you see what I mean ;)
     
  10. Swifty123

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Feb 2010

    Posts: 888

    Can't 100c do any damage dont know anything about i7's

    :cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  11. MrMoses

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Dec 2008

    Posts: 314

    Location: UK

    100c it will fry the cpu literally
     
  12. Crowort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,653

    Well at 100c the cpu will have started to throttle and then thermal shutdown soon after hopefully(if need be).

    And the cooler noise is likely only high because it is running at full speed trying to cool the cpu.

    Your temps still seem too high to me, but I'd say the only way to fix this would be to clean and reapply the thermal paste.

    I'm guessing OcUK are fitting the cooler fine, but it is getting knocked loose when getting delivered. I'd contact OcUK and ask about warranty if you reseat it yourself.
     
  13. ricky

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2008

    Posts: 390

    Location: Nottingham

  14. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Thanks for all the replies everyone, gonna call Overclockers in the morning.

    Cheers

    Jup
     
  15. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    That will be your best bet, hopefully they will get it sorted :)
     
  16. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Quick update and a bit of advice if anyone can. I returned my PC to Overclockers and it has come back, temps are now..
    [​IMG]

    Are these temps ok or should I be seeing lower? Appreciate any help, thanks.

    Jup
     
  17. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    Is the "high temp" reading the cpu at full load?
     
  18. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK

    Hi RJC, yes the high temp is when I am play COD MW2 don't know how much load the game puts on the cpu's. Should i try running a bench to stress it further?

    Thanks for the help

    Jup
     
    Last edited: 24 Jun 2010
  19. RJC

    Don

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    I would run prime for a couple of hours and see how they pan out.
     
  20. Jup

    Associate

    Joined: 24 May 2010

    Posts: 17

    Location: UK