I have recently built a new system and I'm having some problems with the cpu. Specs:
i7 920 C0 Stock settings and cooler currently
DFI LP T3EH8
6 x 2GB Patriot 1600MHZ C7 stock
The Bios is set to shutdown at temps >100C.
With ambient <22C, core temps at idle are 43,44,44,38 with CPU 34.
Running Prime 95, core temps get into high 90s within a minute or so whilst CPU is still sub 50.
I have reseated the cooler a couple of times using AS5 applied with 5mm bead method. I initially applied the cooler with stock TIM in place and had the same issues. I also have a TRUE on order, so if its just a cooler problem this should resolve.
My main concern however is if the discrepancy between core and cpu case temps is abnormally high and if the CPU is defective, perhaps a problem with the internal heatspreader?