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removing i7-10700 Power limit

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sure, the i7-10700 comes with a stock cooler and it should run fine under the original power limit of 65W, so does that mean that before I remove the power limit I pretty much should get a beefy aftermarket cooler since it is specified to run at 200ish W?

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You need an actual cooler if you want to remove the power limits. I'd look for at least an NH-U12S or Dark Rock 4, but preferably I'd get an NH-U12A, NH-D15 or Dark Rock Pro 4, not because you necessarily need that amount of cooling, but you'd be looking at more comfortable temps and noise imo.

 

The 10700 does not run at 200W even with the power limits removed, but it runs at enough to make the stock "cooler" cry for help.

What motherboard are you using?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

You need an actual cooler if you want to remove the power limits. I'd look for at least an NH-U12S or Dark Rock 4, but preferably I'd get an NH-U12A or Dark Rock Pro 4, not because you need them, but you'd be looking at more comfortable temps and noise imo.

 

The 10700 does not run at 200W even with the power limits removed, but it runs at enough to make the stock "cooler" cry for help.

What motherboard are you using?

A MSI Z490 A Pro motherboard . I think some says that the Z motherboard removes the limit automatically, but I am not too sure. By removing power limit, I was referring to PL2 below, so that will be around 224W

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Cru012 said:

A MSI Z490 A Pro motherboard . I think some says that the Z motherboard removes the limit automatically, but I am not too sure. By removing power limit, I was referring to PL2 below, so that will be around 224W

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Okay, that board should handle it. It's pretty decent.

The 224W figure is what the CPU is limited to by default, but unless you got unlucky and got the absolute worst silicon possible, you're not going to see that number. You'd probably be looking at something around 140-170W (I'm not sure what the all-core boost of the 10700 is, probably around 4.5-4.6GHz, since it's 4.7GHz on the 10700K).


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe)

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