Core i7 heat issues

Hi I have the following configuration

Gigabyte EX58 UD3R Mobo
Core i7 920 running at 2.66 GHz
Radeon HD 4670
Vengeance? - 4GB Single Module DDR3 Memory Kit
eXtreme Power Plus 600W
Zebronics Joy cabinet (

Other then that i don't have any coolant as such.

My Easytune 6 normally reads as below
Avg. System Temperature: 45CAvg.
CPU Temperature: 60C

I normally use it for running virtual machine or vmware server. Today twice my system got restarted due to excessive load/heat. Easytune 6 reading slightly went above the normal.

I would like to know what is the standard reading for this configuration.

Also i am going to buy another Vengeance? - 4GB Single Module DDR3 Memory Kit soon.

Please advise to overcome this heat problem considering i will be overclocking and upgrading more RAM in future.

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Clarification Request
Recheck work

What do you mean by saying this: "Other then that i don't have any coolant as such"?

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Just a test

Take the side panel off.

What happens to the temps?

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Removed the side panel

Temperature drops little but not at appreciable extent. In a good setup what is the temps for core i7 and mobo ?

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PS...I'm running an i860 and all 4 cores show 30c or



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If you're using the stock Intel HS Fan, first thing I'd

do is check the heatsink fan to see that none of the mounts have popped loose and it's making good contact with the CPU. If it appears to be securely mounted, you might remount/reseat or preferably REPLACE the heatsink fan with something more robust....especially if you intend to OC.

I'd start by looking at the ratings over and then look at buyer reviews over at I've been very pleased with the Xigmatek offerings and even though I've always bought retail CPUs that come with heatsink fans, I haven't used any of them in the systems I've built over the last 15-20 years

You might also explore case cooling options with better ....higher CFM, low-noise fans at stores like,, etc.,.

Suggest using PCWizard to monitor temp until you get the system and CPU temps under control.

Let us know how it works.


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I read this twice and found no mention of heat sink compound

Some think it's optional or pre-applied.

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