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I have a 2600k OC'd to 4.5 GHz, i think the Idle temperatures are too hot for the A70. Ambient Temperature is 19.4ºC ±1ºC



Is it running too hot?
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Seems fine. Your at idle so temps dont really mean much right now, if even anything.

Run intel burn test on max 7 times and see whats the max temp then.
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Umm i did Prime 95 Small FTTs i got max of 64ºC Ill do the intel Burn Test Now
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heres the intel results
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Idle Temperature
From the thread below, I have abstracted 4 sets of idling temp data:-
--2600k @ 4.4GHz 1.288v 24C 20C 22C 23C (ambient 20C) Mugen 2
--2600K @ 5.0GHz 1.47v 42C (ambient 26C) Corsair H70
--2600k @ 5.0GHz 1.488v 24C 22C 22C 23C (ambient 21C) custom water cooling
--2600k @ 4.3GHz 1.3661v 34-35C (ambient 22C) Zalman CNPS9500
(thread link: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...nchmark-3.html)

The speed and the core voltage are not too relevant (as it will downclock).
The type of cooling/cooler is also not too relevant except the application of the thermal paste (proper or not).

From all previous studies that I have seen in the net as well as my own studies, for each degree of ambient temp change, core temp changes by 1-2 degree. For the sake of this study, let us use an average of 1.5C, say.

As you get 35 28 27 26C (ambient 19.4C), let us adjust the data to match your ambient of 19C. They become:-
--22.5 18.5 20.5 21.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--31.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--21 19 19 20C (adjusted for 19C)
--29.5 to 30.5C (adjusted for 19C)

So, the range is 19 to 31.5C and your 26-35C does seem to be on the high side.

Load Temperature
Under load, the core voltage and speed do come into play. And of the 4 sets of data above, only the 1st is similar to yours and perhaps the 4th as well. They are:-
--53 55 56 54 (ambient 20C) => 51.5 53.5 54.5 52.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--68 73 76 76 (ambient 22C) => 63.5 68.5 71.5 71.5 (adjusted for 19C)
The range is fairly wide from 51.5 to 71.5.

So, your number of 64C is nearer to the high side (4th set) but I expect your system is more similar to the 1st set.

Conclusion
I think your temp does seem to be a little high but not dangerously high. If you wish to check, do the followings:-
a. check for proper thermal paste application
b. check for proper tightening of the 4 screws
c. check for energy saving features (downclocking) of CPU
d. check fan speed profile for the 2 CPU fans
e. check proper case airflow
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I wouldn't worry about temps they seem ok.

I am curious why your GFlops is so low on IBT? What speed RAM you using?
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
Idle Temperature
From the thread below, I have abstracted 4 sets of idling temp data:-
--2600k @ 4.4GHz 1.288v 24C 20C 22C 23C (ambient 20C) Mugen 2
--2600K @ 5.0GHz 1.47v 42C (ambient 26C) Corsair H70
--2600k @ 5.0GHz 1.488v 24C 22C 22C 23C (ambient 21C) custom water cooling
--2600k @ 4.3GHz 1.3661v 34-35C (ambient 22C) Zalman CNPS9500
(thread link: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...nchmark-3.html)

The speed and the core voltage are not too relevant (as it will downclock).
The type of cooling/cooler is also not too relevant except the application of the thermal paste (proper or not).

From all previous studies that I have seen in the net as well as my own studies, for each degree of ambient temp change, core temp changes by 1-2 degree. For the sake of this study, let us use an average of 1.5C, say.

As you get 35 28 27 26C (ambient 19.4C), let us adjust the data to match your ambient of 19C. They become:-
--22.5 18.5 20.5 21.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--31.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--21 19 19 20C (adjusted for 19C)
--29.5 to 30.5C (adjusted for 19C)

So, the range is 19 to 31.5C and your 26-35C does seem to be on the high side.

Load Temperature
Under load, the core voltage and speed do come into play. And of the 4 sets of data above, only the 1st is similar to yours and perhaps the 4th as well. They are:-
--53 55 56 54 (ambient 20C) => 51.5 53.5 54.5 52.5C (adjusted for 19C)
--68 73 76 76 (ambient 22C) => 63.5 68.5 71.5 71.5 (adjusted for 19C)
The range is fairly wide from 51.5 to 71.5.

So, your number of 64C is nearer to the high side (4th set) but I expect your system is more similar to the 1st set.

Conclusion
I think your temp does seem to be a little high but not dangerously high. If you wish to check, do the followings:-
a. check for proper thermal paste application
b. check for proper tightening of the 4 screws
c. check for energy saving features (downclocking) of CPU
d. check fan speed profile for the 2 CPU fans
e. check proper case airflow

Epic post , but thanks , i think i might've put my TIM on incorrecly ): and since im on my iPhone , i can't +1 ): ill do it tomorrow when i wake up , promise (:
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Originally Posted by YerMother View Post
I wouldn't worry about temps they seem ok.

I am curious why your GFlops is so low on IBT? What speed RAM you using?
G.Skill 1600 MHz DDR3 4 GB dual channel
is low GFlops bad ? If its something to do with loading , its my crappy ass hard drive
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Originally Posted by mhjl007 View Post
Epic post , but thanks , i think i might've put my TIM on incorrecly ): and since im on my iPhone , i can't +1 ): ill do it tomorrow when i wake up , promise (:
OK. Better late than never

You can put some paste on and then do the press down and then inspect the spread pattern. If you are satisfied, then clean those paste away and then reapply.
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
OK. Better late than never

You can put some paste on and then do the press down and then inspect the spread pattern. If you are satisfied, then clean those paste away and then reapply.
I was planning on doing that , but im low on TIM , so ill pass , temps aren't that bad according to you (: well im off to sleep now , good night ;D
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