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i7-950 Overheating, no OC stock fan


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If you are overheating, I would not overclock.
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If you are overheating, I would not overclock.


Clearly. Hence the new liquid cooling kit...?
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Clearly. Hence the new liquid cooling kit...?

Not if overheating at normal clock speeds. If overheating at normal clock speeds, that needs to be resolved first. No normally clocked CPU needs alternative cooling (if used in a quality, properly configured case). And if that CPU came in a "retail" box version packaged with a supplied cooler, the warranty covers usage only if used with the OEM cooler. So alternative cooling solutions should only be used by those who understand and are willing to accept the consequences. And I note motherboard designers cluster critical devices around the CPU socket for a purpose - to take advantage the CPU's fan - something many inexperienced alternative cooling users don't understand, but learn about the hard way.
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Clearly. Hence the new liquid cooling kit...?

Not if overheating at normal clock speeds. If overheating at normal clock speeds, that needs to be resolved first. No normally clocked CPU needs alternative cooling (if used in a quality, properly configured case). And if that CPU came in a "retail" box version packaged with a supplied cooler, the warranty covers usage only if used with the OEM cooler. So alternative cooling solutions should only be used by those who understand and are willing to accept the consequences. And I note motherboard designers cluster critical devices around the CPU socket for a purpose - to take advantage the CPU's fan - something many inexperienced alternative cooling users don't understand, but learn about the hard way.


Ah... ok well I'll give Intel and Asus a buzz on Monday to see what they think.
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Contacted Intel & Asus. Both said to try the third party solution first, and see how it went.

With my new Corsair H70, I get under 30C idle, and under 51C 100% load.

Thanks for the help. :]
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