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So I just strapped my whole system together and with the stock speed on my 2600k I'm getting about 36C Idle and about 60C on small fft's (prime95).

Is this normal for this cooler?

I tried upping my multiplier to 45 and my offsetting my vcore by .110v and the temps were about 46C idle and 67C load, although the processor clocked down to 3.7ghz and the vcore dropped a bit.

I just reseated the waterblock with a tiny bit of Arctic silver spread ultra thin with a card of plastic. (I've reaseated my old q6600 MANY times so I'm quite experienced doing that at least).

Any way to avoid the auto downclock of the 2600? Is it a temperature reason?

Thanks for your time.
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post #2 of 11
I personally wouldn't feel bad about 67 based on ambient temps.
Edited by Conner - 8/11/11 at 12:45am
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Whats your loop consist of and how did you apply paste and what type?
    
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I'm just using a kuhler 620. I'm more concerned about the downclocking i get when stress testing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by littleims10;14541681 
I'm just using a kuhler 620. I'm more concerned about the downclocking i get when stress testing.

If that is all you are doing keep it at 4.0ghz, I don't think 4.5ghz is a good idea at all.
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Originally Posted by Conner;14541691 
If that is all you are doing keep it at 4.0ghz, I don't think 4.5ghz is a good idea at all.

lolwut....


Anyway man, i wouldnt reccomend using offset, try setting a manual vcore, then attempt stress testing. Also you might wanna check out the sandy stable club in my sig, munaim1 is extremely helpful, we will get this sorted out for ya bud!

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Edited by sockpirate - 8/11/11 at 1:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sockpirate;14541719 
lolwut....


Anyway man, i wouldnt reccomend using offset, try setting a manual vcore, then attempt stress testing. Also you might wanna check out the sandy stable club in my sig, munaim1 is extremely helpful, we will get this sorted out for ya bud!

EDIT:fill out your current hardware too so we can best help!

I don't think the Antec can handle it.
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post #8 of 11
The antec is fine for a modest 4.5ghz OC, Sandybridge even on the worst chips does 4.5 pretty easily. Now 4.8-5.0+ that is another story entirely, and High end air or water is almost a must.
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EDIT: btw can we get your BIOS settings... and yea i recommend going to munaim1 @ sandy stable club, he's very good with sandy bridge.

lol he doesn't need to drop to 4.0... sandy bridge is a completely different situation. 4.5ghz is a pretty mild overclock, and temps ~67C are good (but I'm not saying they're good for his cooler/clock/voltage).

Have you tried using lines of thermal paste instead of spreading? spreading almost always results in air bubbles, I get great results using 1mm lines of paste as per AS5 instructions. You can use multiple lines too. I've tried other ways and it just doesn't compare, sometimes the difference is 79C instead of 72C.

The downclock wouldn't be temperature related until 92-95C, these chips can get pretty hot.
Edited by donkrx - 8/11/11 at 2:10am
    
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post #10 of 11
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ok updated my rig.

My bios settings are all stock right now. My idle temps are about 37. Load 61. I'd be perfectly fine with 4.5ghz.

I'm also concerned that CPU-z is showing my core clock at 1600mhz then jumps to 3400 then back down :?

Edit: nvm google helped me on the 1.6 ghz drop lol
Edited by littleims10 - 8/11/11 at 2:41am
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