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Due to some nice BF deals I caved and built an i5-2500k system. I paired it with 1600mhz 1.5v 16GB RAM and a Xigmatek Gaia cooler. I'm getting the following temps @ 4.5ghz and 1.28v.

Core 1: 71
Core 2: 76
Core 3: 75
Core 4: 72

I used Arctic silver 5 in a vertical line. I'm kinda disappointed with these temps but maybe they are normal? The newegg reviews on the cooler point to temps far lower than mine. I'm using Both CPUID Hardware monitor and Realtemp 3.60 to get these readings after about 30 mins of prime95 smallfft in a 72F room.

If these temps are okay, whats the limit I should go for? like no higher than 80C?
Edited by ThaSpacePope - 12/2/11 at 9:10pm
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72 is the max temp rated by intel. the vertical line method does not work use a dot in the center or an x from corner to corner.
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72 is the max temp rated by intel. the vertical line method does not work use a dot in the center or an x from corner to corner.

Well its what the arctic silver 5 website suggests for an i5 cpu, so thats what I did. I also did this method on my q9550 and got temps in the mid 60s.
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Due to some nice BF deals I caved and built an i5-2500k system. I paired it with 1600mhz 1.5v 16GB RAM and a Xigmatek Gaia cooler. I'm getting the following temps @ 4.5ghz and 1.28v.

Core 1: 71
Core 2: 76
Core 3: 75
Core 4: 72

I used Arctic silver 5 in a vertical line. I'm kinda disappointed with these temps but maybe they are normal? The newegg reviews on the cooler point to temps far lower than mine. I'm using Both CPUID Hardware monitor and Realtemp 3.60 to get these readings after about 30 mins of prime95 smallfft in a 72F room.

If these temps are okay, whats the limit I should go for? like no higher than 80C?

AS5 requires 200hours of cure time, not the best paste in the world lol In terms of TIM application, if it's a flat surface cooler, then the small uncooked grain rice method is best (let the pressure of the cooler do all the work), if it's HDT (like the 212+) then lines between the cooper pipes are best, liek so:

450

Read this for more info: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5

Those temps are fine for stress testing, however you want to run Prime blend (click on the Stable Club for more info), it's a better stability tester for SB. You want it to stay below 85c when stress testing, as mentioned click on the stable club and read the OP, more specifically the Max safe voltage and temps section smile.gif


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AS5 requires 200hours of cure time, not the best paste in the world lol In terms of TIM application, if it's a flat surface cooler, then the small uncooked grain rice method is best (let the pressure of the cooler do all the work), if it's HDT (like the 212+) then lines between the cooper pipes are best, liek so:
450
Read this for more info: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5
Those temps are fine for stress testing, however you want to run Prime blend (click on the Stable Club for more info), it's a better stability tester for SB. You want it to stay below 85c when stress testing, as mentioned click on the stable club and read the OP, more specifically the Max safe voltage and temps section smile.gif
Hope that helps thumb.gif

Thank you sir! Reading that article, its obvious you have to use a (relative) ton of AS5 to get complete coverage with these heatpipe coolers. I'll let what I did cure for 200h and if the temps are still inadequate i'll pull it off and go from there. Really appreciate your post. +Repped
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So it turns out that some of the "extreme" settings of the motherboard are seemingly responsible for the higher temps I was seeing. There are so many options that I used in that guide I dont know exactly which ones but when I went back into the bios and set some of the items to "thermal regulation" instead of current/voltage, it lowered the temps significantly. Strange but such is the case.
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