Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Am I too hot at stock?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Am I too hot at stock?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

A new build here just fired up for the first time. Using a Sandy 2600k on a new Asus Sabertooth motherboard and a Noctua NH-D14 for air cooling. I am in the BIOS looking at the utility and it is showing 48-49c for the cpu and 32c for the MB. Shouldn't I be around the low 30's for the CPU also?

First time I have built an Intel setup in many years so I am not sure what I should be seeing but it seems high running everything at stock since I just booted up.

I first used Artic Silver 3, single ice size bead. Was getting 50c on the cpu. Cleaned it all of with Isopropyl alcohol and this time I tried it Artic Silver 5 with two small beads and used the credit card method of smoothing it all around. Re-seated and now only seeing 1c cooler.

On my same cooling with AMD 6-core I was seeing high 20's to low 30's at ambient. So something wrong here? Meanwhile I'll keep searching past threads.

Thx.
post #2 of 11
That looks normal since you're in the bios. The BIOS usually taxes pretty hard on the cpu
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2410M @ 2.9ghz Nvidia GT 540M 1GB DDR3 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 500GB 5400rpm 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Home 64 1366x768 gloss 90w power brick Acer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
OK,

What are your onload temps? Idle isn't a great way of finding out if it's seated well or not.

Can you run prime95 and report on load temps

Comps
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok, that's good to hear (so far). I still have to install windows, drivers, etc. so I will have to get back to ya on more info. Just wanted to make sure right off the bat I wasn't screwing up.
post #5 of 11
At stock temps that's fine, yes it is high but we won't know where the problem is until you get windows on and we start stressing the machine to find out on load temps.
post #6 of 11
Either the BIOS is calibrating the temperature wrong (it is software controlled) or you have a bad mount. You'll know once you get in windows and use realtemp.

I only get 43C in BIOS at 1.428v and 5 ghz, and yes that's in BIOS, so either your BIOS has a bad temp calibration, or you mounted the heatsink improperly.
SB Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3 R9 290X 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2 TB, WD 1 TB, 250gb Liteon ihbs212 blu-ray burner/reader XP+W7 Benq XL2720Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 69/Year of the Goat/Shine 5 Seasonic Platinum X1000 Corsair 760T Logitech G502 with r0ach approved ™ sensor 
Mouse Pad
Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
SB Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3 R9 290X 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2 TB, WD 1 TB, 250gb Liteon ihbs212 blu-ray burner/reader XP+W7 Benq XL2720Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 69/Year of the Goat/Shine 5 Seasonic Platinum X1000 Corsair 760T Logitech G502 with r0ach approved ™ sensor 
Mouse Pad
Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
That looks normal since you're in the bios. The BIOS usually taxes pretty hard on the cpu
I am almost sure this is not true, but I may be wrong.



Anyways, first thing is that you should not smooth the TIM before you place the heatsink on it. It has a high chance of making air bubbles that do not transfer heat well at all. Just put a little bit in the center of the CPU and then put the heatsink on it, slowly twist it as you apply pressure to spread out the TIM. Screw it in tight and you are done!

Use a rice sized amount and you should be fine.

Although it would be a good idea to install windows first and see what the temps are like under load before you do anything like that. Wouldn't want to go through all that just to find that it is a bad sensor or bad calibration!
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
My BOIS gives me anywhere up to ~10C higher than Windows at idle.
post #9 of 11
How to apply AS 5 on a 2600K.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4 ASUS P8P67 PRO B3 ASUS EAH5850 Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x1 RevoDrive 80GB, x1 WD64 500GB, SpinPoint F3 1TB W7 Home Premium 64bit ViewSonic VX2260wm 21.5in 1080p Corsair TX 650v2 
Case
BitFenix Colossus 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4 ASUS P8P67 PRO B3 ASUS EAH5850 Corsair XMS3 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
x1 RevoDrive 80GB, x1 WD64 500GB, SpinPoint F3 1TB W7 Home Premium 64bit ViewSonic VX2260wm 21.5in 1080p Corsair TX 650v2 
Case
BitFenix Colossus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
How is the airflow through your case? ideally you should have some fans blowing in for intake and out at the rear or top for exhaust.

As said above dont spread the tim over the cpu just place either a pea sized blob in the middle or rice method and place the heatsink ontop and slightly twist as your applying pressure.
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Am I too hot at stock?