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So guys i have stress tested my overclocked 2500k at 4.8ghz @ 1.390V and my temps were peaking around 75c. I thought the cooler wasn't doing its job properly so i reseated it using Arctic Silver 5 paste. I also lowered Vcore down to 1.380v. During this exercise i also installed my newly purchased GTX580's. Today i was playing Cysis and after i finished i shaw my CPU temps were up to 75-76c. The GPU's were also upto the around 74-75c.

Does it sound like my case needs more cooling. I have only got stock 3x 230mm fans of the 932 case.? And also should i change the Cooler fans or add one more. It still has the 120/140mm fans as it came with??
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Sounds slightly warm for a 2500k, I don't think case flow is a problem, not with the 932. Make sure your CPU fans are at 100% by checking in the BIOS (or whatever other fan controller they are plugged into) otherwise I would try reseating once more.
    
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So guys i have stress tested my overclocked 2500k at 4.8ghz @ 1.390V and my temps were peaking around 75c. I thought the cooler wasn't doing its job properly so i reseated it using Arctic Silver 5 paste. I also lowered Vcore down to 1.380v. During this exercise i also installed my newly purchased GTX580's. Today i was playing Cysis and after i finished i shaw my CPU temps were up to 75-76c. The GPU's were also upto the around 74-75c.

Does it sound like my case needs more cooling. I have only got stock 3x 230mm fans of the 932 case.? And also should i change the Cooler fans or add one more. It still has the 120/140mm fans as it came with??
Would it be possible to lower the voltage and the frequency untill the peak temperature is at 70c?

Intel recommends not to go over 72c.
Edited by Pentdragon - 8/18/11 at 1:39am
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how are the fans in your case set up?
   
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I have both the cooler fans plugged into the CPU Fan header using a 2way splitter. So not sure if that will give 100%, or do you need to set it to 100% in bios?
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Just wondering, i was getting max temps in Prime and IBT around the 80c mark with my 4.8ghz@1.38V overclock. This is 100% load which i dont think you would see these conditions in real life action. So now i after a gaming session i was at 75c on the cpu, would it be possible my oc is still not quite right??
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post #7 of 8
It seems a little high to me, ensure you have the fans at 100% in the BIOS, if that doesn't help try plugging them directly into one of the molex lines on your PSU via an adapter (for troubleshooting purposes).
    
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post #8 of 8
assuming your TIM is applied correctly and cooler is mounted correctly, id say check your bios to see how your smartfan is set up
   
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