I7 3770 idle at 52C...i live in India...and room tempearture is around 40C....on

Air conditioning?
Watercooling can help but you would need a serious loop to get idle near ambient temps,
if you're prepared to go for subambient W/c you will have a lot of work to do
I'd say an aftermarket cooler, lots of casefans and air con if you can get that,
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What do you want to achieve? 40c for a i7 3770 processor is fine. It can operate normally at temperatures up to 60c or more. So I would not worry about it.
I am more concerned about your own well being. How do you survive that 40c if may I ask?
 

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dude..sometimes....mercury rises to even 45-48 degrees celcius...i m just asking...is it safe??.....my frnd went to 103 degrees celcius ...playing bf 3.....i installed speed fan and if i keep my fans at 80-85 % ...temp stays under 81C....
 

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when i play bf bc 2 ...or cod mw 3.....it rises to 85-87 degrees celcius .......if fans are @ 30%...but if fans are at 80-85% as i said above...it stayes under 81C....so is it safe?...????....please help....and we survive because of ACs.....;)
 
Tjmax of the i7-3770k is 105C. While 81C is not ideal, I suppose it's not too bad given the high ambient temps where you live.

If AC is out of the question, then my advice is to buy a better (massive) heatsink that will dissipate heat better than the stock heatsink and/or underclock and undervolt the CPU.
 

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i play on pc if AC is turned on...and now running fans @80-85%...seems to be the solution now...because...@80-85% temp is being under 80C and now 8-10 days remaining in the summer then room temperature will also come down...so now it's ok...
 

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80C is safe but a bit high with the AC on. When the AC is on, what is the ambient temperature in the room?
 

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arnd 27-33 degrees....depends on outside temp......as summer is at it's extreme....minimum 27....currently outside temp is 43 degrees and....here whr my pc is...32C.....AC is set to 18degrees celcius...still in-efective in this kind of a hot summer...
 

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A bigger heatsink will certainly help. The stock heatsink is designed to provide acceptable cooling performance for "normal" ambient temperatures (translation: it's built as cheaply as possible), whereas you have above average ambient temperatures. I would not be afraid to run the CPU around 90C as it is quite capable of running at that sort of temperature without a problem. If you start going over 100C then you have more cause for concern, not only because your CPU is now able to boil water, but because you'll be losing performance if it has to throttle itself to remain at a safe operating temperature.

Rest assured that modern CPUs are nearly impossible to kill with heat. I've tried it unsuccessfully.
 

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A common recommendation for aftermarket low-cost high-performance HSF is the Hyper 212+ ($20-30) and the slightly newer and better EVO variant ($30-40), among the best HSFs money can buy under $60. Main caveat is that the 212 is very large and may not fit in some cases or motherboard layouts.

Most half-decent aftermarket HSFs will drop core temperatures at least 10C lower than Intel's stock HSF.
 

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hyper 212 plus..will fit in my socket LGA 1155....but will not fit in my pocket....:(...now summer is gonna end in 4-5 days then monsoon...so ambient temp. will come down by 10-13 degrees so...Alta 7 will not be good???
 

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Intel's cooler has a copper core while the Delta7 appears to be all-aluminum. This does not bode well for the Delta7 which is of otherwise similar fundamental design.

While the Delta7 may look nicer than Intel's stock HSF, I would not expect it to fare much if any better due to its technically inferior design. The scarcity of reviews and feedback on sites that offer it for sale tell me this does not appear to be a popular model... enthusiasts do not like the stock HSF's performance, they would naturally shy away from something that looks almost the same or technically worse than what they are trying to replace.
 

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I'm not sure if you have done this, or even CAN, but if its possible, you could try undervolting the processor some, assuming you're at stock clock speeds. however, if it is overclocked, i would definitely tone it down. on my 2500k, (different processor, but the concept should be the same.) i can offset the voltage of my processor by about -.135 volts at 3.3 GHz (stock speed) and my temperatures drop significantly. however, this is a feature my motherboard has, and im not sure if you have. best of luck.
 


Then just take the time to save up money to buy a Hyper 212 Plus or EVO. Since summer is ending soon, you are in no rush to buy it immediately. However, I will help you for next summer when you have to deal with high temps again. Just save up a little bit at a time and buy it in December or whenever you see it on sale in your country.
 

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thank you all for your support.....it is raining now here and ambient temp has come down to 7-9 degrees...and i running fans at 40-50% (ON LOAD obviously) has solved my problem....again thanks.......i m greatful to all of you..
 

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