Originally Posted by Acacia
According to CPU-Z, even when running Prime95 and when my CPU hits 50 degrees Celsius (it usually stays at mid-30ish), I still max out at 3500 Mhz.
The link above is an album of pictures that show my settings and prove that I'm saving my settings and show CPU-Z and Prime95 running as well as the Ai Thermal Radar running showing my CPU temp.
Ok you got quite a few things wrong.
First of all - you should NOT be starting in offset mode.
Secondly, as the above poster said.
Thirdly go here:
For a full guide on OC'ing asus motherboards
Fourthly, check my bios settings, and copy them (your voltage, and ram voltage and timings might be different to mine):
Fifth, and very importantly:
THOSE ARE NOT your CPU temps, they are your MOTHERBOARD temps.
Why I'm emphasising that, is because, you need something like real temp or core temp o monitor your temps when OC'ing - temperatures, especially on ivy bridge are extremly important to monitor, and you need the right software to do so.
Those temps you are showing us in those print screens are related to your asus motherboard, and how hot that motherboard is, in the certain areas.
I must also stress, that those temperatures are also sometimes radically off - ie. my motherboard temp hit 127c which is false lol
I hope that helps broEdited by Totally Dubbed - 11/25/12 at 6:42am