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Extremely high idle temps

JonthePCGuy
Level 7
Hi I'm new to the forums. I have an Asus Rampage IV Extreme (2011) and an i7 3930k proc. Both the cpu and memory are not overclocked. (cpu-z shows clock at 3.5ghz with turbo core turned on) I'll try to make this post as short and as accurate as possible. Roughly 3 weeks ago, I updated my bios from 3602 to 4701 as I was planning on buying an i7 4930k cpu, and bios 4701 apparently supports all of the IB-E chips. The update went fine until I started noticing the cpu temp monitor was getting stuck at 79.0c. By getting stuck, I mean after I power on my computer, the temp rises and then stops at 79.0c exactly. I then tried updating the bios to 4802, but the temps stay the same.

Physically, the system is cool. The only heat I'm feeling is coming out the back exhaust of my GTX 780 graphics cards (the dual fan ones from EVGA). I have a Corsair H100 liquid cooler installed in a HAF 932 full tower with plenty of fans. The cooler feels fine, and doesn't seem to show any indication its failing either. For giggles, I even cleaned off the old thermal grease and reapplied a fresh coating. I ran Core Temp 1.0 RC6 and RealTemps in windows and both register idle temps ranging from 75c to 89c across all 6 cores.

I've tried disabling turbo core as well, but I'm getting the same temps regardless. I would have tried doing a bios flashback, but I forgot to save my old bios to a flash drive. (never thought I'd need to...lesson learned...) Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

my specs:
Asus Rampage IV Extreme -bios 4802
i7 3930k
Corsair H100 cooler
HAF 932 Full tower case
32GB Kingston DDR3 1600
2 x GTX EVGA 780 ACX
Antec 1200 PSU
1 x Samsung 840 Evo 1tb ssd
1 x Seagate 1TB mechanical
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JonthePCGuy wrote:
Just finished installing the new cooler, and I'm happy to report its working fine and cpu temps are much cooler. I ran a quick 20 minute game of BF4 and then Crysis 3 and at full load the highest I saw the temps go was 36c on core #2. Other, then that, its running much better. No lag at all in anything, games or otherwise.

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I don't have any calipers to verify that the height of the screws matched each other. That'll be my next project, after cleaning up the rats nest that is my poor cabling job. However, I've added some pics of the new cooler installed.



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Welp, I'm pretty sure this thread can be closed. Thanks again to everyone for all your advice!

congratulation :D.
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i

JonthePCGuy
Level 7
Just finished installing the new cooler, and I'm happy to report its working fine and cpu temps are much cooler.

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I don't have any calipers to verify that the height of the screws matched each other. That'll be my next project, after cleaning up the rats nest that is my poor cabling job. However, I've added some pics of the new cooler installed.



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Welp, I'm pretty sure this thread can be closed. Thanks again to everyone for all your advice!

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Yes, good to hear you got it fixed.
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.