stock intel cooler right now idle 48c and full load 75c.
two 80mm case fans just don't cut it...i've been lookin at the nzxt tempest evo, what do u think?
HT really throws a LOT of heat. Would probably hit 80 at least. If not higher. That's just a bit too high for me to be comfortable, and plus I have no applications that would use more than 4 threads anyways.HT off? Of course "Yay" it'd be cool. Turn it on and it'd still be under 80c most probably
70c is fine.. 80c when overclocked is fairly normal. Undervolting isn't very [H]ardMan 70+ degrees seems way too hot for these CPUs. Is that normal for i7's?
e6420 - 1.10vcore
Ran prime 95 for 4 hours -> 34C
Idle -> 28C
Undervolting makes CPUs run very cool
Lol. True, but I turned my gaming rig into a HTPC, and I am currently switching from a mid tower case, with 2 120mm fans, and a AC Freezer 7 Pro, to a smaller case, with no case fans and the intel stock cooler. So undervolting was necessary . I'm kind of surprised 70+C is normal. I remember one summer being in a apartment with no A/C, and my Athlon 64 was rocking 64C. I thought i was being mean and abusing it lol.70c is fine.. 80c when overclocked is fairly normal. Undervolting isn't very [H]ard