Help! High Temps in First Overclock??
I finally got to do some overclocking today, and honestly i only a bit of a clue in what I'm doing. I'm not new to computers, but yes to overclocking. I've read several guides, and been following this in particular:
Ivy Bridge Overclocking Guide ? Asus Motherboards
Although I haven't done much stress testing, everything seems rather normal except for temps when i stress test. Before overclocking, i Idled at 20 or 21C. Now it seems to be 25-30C. Doesn't seem to bad to me. I'm using the 3770k on a Noctua NH D14 @ 4.5GHZ. I'm using Prime 95 to test, and when stress testing, I reach temps up to 95C within 30 seconds. I dont know if i should turn my CPU down or if this is normal. How long should i stress test for? I've read all the way up to 12 hours?
-CPU: Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5GHZ
-CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
-Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth z77
-GPU: MSI R7950 3GB OC Edition
-RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance Low profile ram
-PSU: Corsair TX650M
-SSD: Crucial M4 128gb
-HDD: Western Digital Black Caviar 1TB
-Case: CM HAF X
Screens: Stress Test - Imgur 
Hope someone can tell me if this is bad or not.
Summary: Attempting overclock i7 3770k first time. Seems stable, but reaching 95c temps from prime 95 within 30 seconds.
Side note: I just noticed that Core voltage is jumping a bit. It goes anywhere from 1.168 to about 1.25 something.Not sure if this is crucial to temps.
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I wouldn't run it with those temps. Back the OC down to 4.4 or 4.3 and what are the temps like.
Are you using software or setting values in the bios? What's your vcore set at?
You might have a bad mount, or if you're adventurous you can try de-lidding your CPU.
I will check my VCore in a bit, and what do you mean by bad mount and de-lidding? If you mean how i mounted my cpu with thermal paste, i never went above 60c at 100 percent with stock speeds and idled at 20c @ 3.5 so i doubt it has to do with my thermal paste.
What paste are you using? Did you apply it yourself? If so how.
What case? How many case fans? How are fans setup?
What P95 test are you running?
Case: Haf x with fan setup as follows:
2x200mm at top as exhaust
1x200mm side fan intake
1x200mm front fan intake
1x140 or 120mm rear fan as exhaust.
noctua with 2 fans attached.
Im using the P95 test in the picture. The guide i was following said to select blend, then custom, and set p95 to use 85 or 90 percent of available ram. I chose 85 percent.
first day using:
EDIT: Bios Screenshot, keep in mind this is my first ever overclock. Maybe i've done something COMPLETELY wrong? :( I appreciate the help guys.
CPU-Z and RealTemp (notice 95C max from Prime95)
Prime95 Using 85% of Available RAM
Not that familiar with the Asus bios for Z77; did you set the vcore yourself? 1.35v is pretty high for Ivy, I'm not surprised your temps are high.
My advice, turn off eist, speedstep, whatever... don't use offset, enter voltage manually. Start at 1.3v and bring the voltage down incrementally.
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