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Cool, that is what I thought, but my idle temps jumped from 30C to 48C while my load temps stayed about the same, so I was a little confused. Thanks for all the help!!
That will happen when you start pumping more volts through it.
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What exactly is the elevation of the computer? Also, what is youre approximate barometric pressure on a typical day?
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I have the Corsair H70 on the way, but I was just curious about this.
I'd be patient if I were you, or you'll have no CPU to go underneath that H70.
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What exactly is the elevation of the computer? Also, what is youre approximate barometric pressure on a typical day?
I'm in Cincinnati, OH, and honestly, I don't know either of those. The system is in my basement office, so the ambient temp is a constant 68F (20C).
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post #15 of 23
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I'm in Cincinnati, OH, and honestly, I don't know either of those. The system is in my basement office, so the ambient temp is a constant 68F (20C).
Have their been any smog warnings in that area recently?
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I'm in Cincinnati, OH, and honestly, I don't know either of those. The system is in my basement office, so the ambient temp is a constant 68F (20C).
I think he was pulling your chain.
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post #17 of 23
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I'm aware of that, but I just want to see how far the stock cooler can go before the system becomes unstable.
Well Anand got ~4.4GHz on his with the stock cooler, however you have to consider that, as a reviewer, he would have been sent the pick of the chips.

As for the difference between idle temps, what is your fan profile like? If it is set to not spin up until you hit 50°C then getting 48°C at idle seems normal.

I would agree to holding back until your H70 gets there too, not for fear of damaging your chip (it is the temperature that will cause damage, not the cooler), but mostly because you will be wasting your time. Chances are with the new cooler that you will have to go through all of this again to find your max stable OC.
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What exactly is the elevation of the computer? Also, what is youre approximate barometric pressure on a typical day?
OK, did a little digging and the elevation is about 740 ft above sea level, still no clue on the barometric pressure.
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OK, did a little digging and the elevation is about 740 ft above sea level, still no clue on the barometric pressure.
Dude... he's being sarcastic.

I hope you're happy now, Full_Tilt.
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I would agree to holding back until your H70 gets there too, not for fear of damaging your chip (it is the temperature that will cause damage, not the cooler), but mostly because you will be wasting your time. Chances are with the new cooler that you will have to go through all of this again to find your max stable OC.
I know it seems like a waste of time, but I'm actually trying to keep myself occupied, so time spent OCing the computer is time I'm not driving myself nuts worrying about other things, so I'm actually looking forward to OCing on the stock cooling, completely resetting when I install the H70 and starting over.
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