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Help me! Pulling 90C on full load, gotta be abnormal.

post #1 of 12
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Hey, just built a new pc and im pretty new to overclocking so I used the "CPU Level Up" function on my Maximus IV to OC to 4.2Ghz, when I ran a quick Prime95 my temps went up to 90-95C and so I'm thinking that cant be good.. Around 85C playing skyrim, i dont know what the problem is. These temps seem way too high, it cant be normal, any suggestions/advice? Using stock Intel cooling for CPU, with a Cooler master HAF 932, lots of fans.

i7 2600k @4.2Ghz
XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Asus Maximus IV Gene-z mobo
16GB DDR3 G.skill 1600 memory
Cooler Master HAF Advanced 932
750W Antec Gamer Edition PSU

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Reseat the thermal paste. I am sure that's the problem.

Btw, what are your idle temps?
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by LawsonGaming94 View Post

Hey, just built a new pc and im pretty new to overclocking so I used the "CPU Level Up" function on my Maximus IV to OC to 4.2Ghz, when I ran a quick Prime95 my temps went up to 90-95C and so I'm thinking that cant be good.. Around 85C playing skyrim, i dont know what the problem is. These temps seem way too high, it cant be normal, any suggestions/advice? Using stock Intel cooling for CPU, with a Cooler master HAF 932, lots of fans.
i7 2600k @4.2Ghz
XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Asus Maximus IV Gene-z mobo
16GB DDR3 G.skill 1600 memory
Cooler Master HAF Advanced 932
750W Antec Gamer Edition PSU
Thanks!

Well there's your problem!
I wouldn't advise overclocking with stock fans.
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post #4 of 12
Maybe you should look into a new CPU cooler, or downclock your CPU for now. You could also buy some thermal paste and try that out thumb.gif
post #5 of 12
Try to overclock manually, as in not to use CPU level up. Auto OC uses way too much voltage, and since you're on stock heatsink, might as well spend a bit more money on nicer cooler.
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post #6 of 12
Stock fan + OC = fail
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post #7 of 12
Go back to stock clocks until you get a aftermarket CPU Cooler.
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post #8 of 12
You'll want to invest into an aftermarket cpu cooler if you're going to run a decent overclock. The stock intel coolers are pretty well known as trash for anything other than stock clocks. You don't have to spend a lot to get a decent cooler. A Cooler Master Hyper 212+ can be had on newegg for $20.00 after a $10.00 rebate, which will suffice in keeping your rig cool for mild to medium overclocks. I'm sure some others can come and recommend some different coolers as well. Also, I cannot be 100% certain as I do not have that motherboard, however I've read around that overclocking via motherboard software is not to way to go.
post #9 of 12
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Thanks guys, I'll downclock it back to stock speeds for now. (:
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post #10 of 12
Sorry that you have to clock back down. But its better than burning up a processor.
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