Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › High, inconsistent 2600k temps
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

High, inconsistent 2600k temps

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've had this 2600k since June and have never been able to OC it above ~3.8. Which is obviously terrible. I had a Tuniq 120 Extreme on it for about 7 months and idled around 40-45 on my highest core, 25 on the lowest. My third core is consistently 10-20C above any of the other cores. I reseated the Tuniq on it 5 different times with different TIM application methods (spreading, not spreading, putting it between the heat pipes, etc.) and nothing changed. Annoyed by this, I finally talked myself into putting a water loop in. I'm now running a big 240 and a 120 with my 6950 in the loop. My GPU idles at ambient (20C) and even when OCed doesn't get over 39C after an hour of furmark.

My 2600k, however, at stock speed/voltage, idles at 37-40C on the highest core. Which, obviously, isn't right. I've reseated my waterblock on it twice with different TIM patterns and it doesn't make a difference. Anyone have any ideas? Because this is garbage.

Also, I still can't OC it stable at all. About ready to throw it out and buy a 2500k unless anyone thinks I can get an RMA from Intel.
post #2 of 13
Give the RMA a try.....but don't tell them you're using aftermarket cooling. Just say you're using the stock heatsink and the chip runs way too hot, then provide other people's temps on the stock cooler to compare with.

That way they'll be forced to deal with the problem instead of saying that your temps are still safe (which they are) since you're on water.
Edited by railfan844 - 2/4/12 at 12:02pm
The Butthurt Box
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 3.2ghz w/ HT HP Intel IGP 4gb Mushkin DDR2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80gb sata WinXP Pro HP OEM HP Small form factor 
  hide details  
Reply
The Butthurt Box
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 3.2ghz w/ HT HP Intel IGP 4gb Mushkin DDR2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
80gb sata WinXP Pro HP OEM HP Small form factor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Or I could get Intel's overclocking insurance and try to get a replacement under that plan..
post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehsciz View Post

Or I could get Intel's overclocking insurance and try to get a replacement under that plan..

How does that plan work? Is it retroactive? I just bought one last weekend
2014 nerd box evo
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1100T x6 4244mhz 3065cpu-nb (fx8150 at 4.9g... Asus Crosshair V Formula Asus gtx570 dcII- 890/1780/2200@1088mv corsair dominator gt 8GB 1866 @1886 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsair f120ssd/seagate 1TB Asus cd/dvd burner Antec Kuhler 920 semi-custom loop (2 radiators) win7 professional 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Gateway 23" 1920x1080 corsair ax850 Rosewill blackhawk w/hdd bay mod logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
2014 nerd box evo
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1100T x6 4244mhz 3065cpu-nb (fx8150 at 4.9g... Asus Crosshair V Formula Asus gtx570 dcII- 890/1780/2200@1088mv corsair dominator gt 8GB 1866 @1886 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsair f120ssd/seagate 1TB Asus cd/dvd burner Antec Kuhler 920 semi-custom loop (2 radiators) win7 professional 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Gateway 23" 1920x1080 corsair ax850 Rosewill blackhawk w/hdd bay mod logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
As long as you buy the plan within a year of buying the processor it is covered
post #6 of 13
Perhaps your CPU IHS isn't flat and has some warping.

Also the temperature sensors on any chip aren't exactly know for their pin point accuracy.
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post

Perhaps your CPU IHS isn't flat and has some warping.
Also the temperature sensors on any chip aren't exactly know for their pin point accuracy.

That's what I have long suspected but I don't want to lap it and ensure that Intel will be never replace it. Plus if it is lack of internal IHS contact then lapping wouldn't help anyway and would put me in a real pickle. I really just want another chip because mine feels very garbage.
post #8 of 13
Are you by chance tring to overclock using the turbo core multi because I diable it and use the cpu multi which works very well....
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.6ghz HT 1.272v GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3 Sapphire HD5870 1GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (2x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X2 Western Digital Black Sata 500GB (RAID 0) Win7 Ult x64 ASUS 24'in VW246H Logitech 
PowerCaseMouse
Zalman ZM1000-HP CM Storm Scout Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.6ghz HT 1.272v GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3 Sapphire HD5870 1GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (2x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X2 Western Digital Black Sata 500GB (RAID 0) Win7 Ult x64 ASUS 24'in VW246H Logitech 
PowerCaseMouse
Zalman ZM1000-HP CM Storm Scout Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehsciz View Post

That's what I have long suspected but I don't want to lap it and ensure that Intel will be never replace it. Plus if it is lack of internal IHS contact then lapping wouldn't help anyway and would put me in a real pickle. I really just want another chip because mine feels very garbage.

If that is the case I would try what the other member said about claiming your using the stock cooler and play ignorant to overclocking it.

The way I see it, YES overclocking it the lotto, but we didnt pay EXTRA for an unlocked product so it overclocks below 4.0ghz.

Doesnt matter if its a motherboard, gpu, memory, if I bought their top of the line version, where they knew it was supposed to handle the stress the enthusiast puts it through, it better perform or I will return or rma it. Otherwise why would they market these products that way? Its false advertisement if they dont back it.
2014 nerd box evo
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1100T x6 4244mhz 3065cpu-nb (fx8150 at 4.9g... Asus Crosshair V Formula Asus gtx570 dcII- 890/1780/2200@1088mv corsair dominator gt 8GB 1866 @1886 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsair f120ssd/seagate 1TB Asus cd/dvd burner Antec Kuhler 920 semi-custom loop (2 radiators) win7 professional 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Gateway 23" 1920x1080 corsair ax850 Rosewill blackhawk w/hdd bay mod logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
2014 nerd box evo
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1100T x6 4244mhz 3065cpu-nb (fx8150 at 4.9g... Asus Crosshair V Formula Asus gtx570 dcII- 890/1780/2200@1088mv corsair dominator gt 8GB 1866 @1886 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
corsair f120ssd/seagate 1TB Asus cd/dvd burner Antec Kuhler 920 semi-custom loop (2 radiators) win7 professional 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Gateway 23" 1920x1080 corsair ax850 Rosewill blackhawk w/hdd bay mod logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

If that is the case I would try what the other member said about claiming your using the stock cooler and play ignorant to overclocking it.
The way I see it, YES overclocking it the lotto, but we didnt pay EXTRA for an unlocked product so it overclocks below 4.0ghz.
Doesnt matter if its a motherboard, gpu, memory, if I bought their top of the line version, where they knew it was supposed to handle the stress the enthusiast puts it through, it better perform or I will return or rma it. Otherwise why would they market these products that way? Its false advertisement if they dont back it.

I like the way you think. I went ahead and bought the overclocking insurance, unfortunately it has a 30 day waiting period "to update databases" or some such nonsense, but after March 6th I will be able to make a claim. I'm actually pretty pleased they offer it (and it's only $25). I mean, I really don't want to intentionally burn this chip out, I just want one that has consistently low temperatures (not a 20C spread - there's no way they can possibly claim that is normal). I just want them to give me another one that OCs like everyone else's seems to. I'm extremely jealous of everyone that can get 4.5 on stock volts when I can't seem to make mine stable at 4.5 at any voltage with abnormally high temps regardless of cooling. I'd have to use liquid nitrogen to get my stupid 3rd core below 40C and..that just doesn't make any sense at all to me unless the IHS is defective. Holy run on sentence.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › High, inconsistent 2600k temps