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Wurmer May 5, 2011 06:42 AM

Temperature reference
Hi folks,

Trying to OC my rig here and I like to get some ideas of temps you're getting while OCing.

I am running prime smallFFt at 4.4 and getting temps between 66 and 75. It's seems a bit high. I am using a CM 212+ push/pull as a cooler. Obviously in normal conditions, I am not using any programs that will load my CPU that much and those temps shouldn't be reached that often if ever.

Perineum May 5, 2011 07:01 AM

We need waaaaaaay more information than that. We need to know your case, cpu, voltage and a few others....

Wurmer May 5, 2011 07:14 AM

Ok well it's all in my spec system

CPU 2600k
RAM 4x4 gig of Gskill RAM
GPU GTX 560 Twin frozr
PSU Cougar 850
Case CM 690 advanced
Running 103 x 43 at 1.290v

ilya May 5, 2011 07:15 AM

I'm assuming it's the system in your system specs.

TBH your temps don't seem beyond reason at all, they're a tiny bit on the high side but you could just have a chip that runs slightly warmer. The weather has also been warming up lately so it could be attributed to that as well.

Wurmer May 5, 2011 07:33 AM

Ambient temperature is around 23 in my office. I might try to reapply the darn thermal paste. I know how to do it in theory( I think) but even being careful it seems that I have a tendency to apply a bit too much. With that kind of cooler if I am not mistaken, you should apply a tiny line of paste on the metal liner in between the heat pipes but after do you spreed it all over the surface or you just put the cooler right on the cpu ?

ilya May 5, 2011 09:49 AM

You normally need to put gobby lines on a HDT cooler. All the gaps between the pipes need to be filled.

With convex bases, a tiny drop is enough.

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