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Are these temps acceptable?

post #1 of 7
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Hey all, I am extremely new to overclocking and would like to know if you think the following temps are acceptable or should I endeavor to add more cooling?

Currently I am running at 4.5GHz with an average temp of 30 degrees celcius across all cores. While running the Sensor Test in RealTemp, my temp got as high as 85.

Do you think 85 degrees is too hot at 4.5GHz? Should I attempt to go higher and see what the temps max out at?

My cooling at the moment is in a CoolerMaster HAF X with the stock 230 in the front, stock 230 in the side, stock 200 in the top, Artic Cooling 140mm in the rear, CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 with 2 Arctic Cooling 92mm in push/pull on CPU.
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post #2 of 7
That's getting pretty hot, I definitely wouldn't let it go much hotter. What does it run at during normal load like games? Also, what voltage is it running at? That's what effects the temp not the speed. Trying lowering the vcore as much as possible while keeping it stable.
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Would the vcore be the same as the CPU Voltage? If so, it's currently at 1.26
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post #4 of 7
Yeah it should be. I'm not super familiar with voltage on the 3770's but that doesn't seem too high. See if you can get it any lower and remain stable. If you still feel your temps are too high I would recommend reseating your CPU to assure the thermal compound spread is correct and it is tightened properly. However I'm not sure on how that cooler performs so that might be the best you can get. Also, the temps can get alot higher is your room is hot to start with
post #5 of 7
You are hitting the thermal limitations of that 92mm CPU cooler. To get higher, safer overclocks, you'll want something a little better, with a 120mm fan as a minimum - the extra heatsink size to be large enough for the 120mm will help a lot, plus the fans will be much quieter at load.

That temp is *safe* if it is the CPU maxed in Intel CPU Burn with the AVX instruction set or Prime 95 Small FFT: basically if it is the MAX stressed temps. Your average load temps should be a full 10 degrees lower. Ideally, you would like to be cooler on the CPU for daily overclocks, so you might want to think about lowering the clocks and volts ever so slightly. I run my CPU at whatever keeps my MAX temps below 70degrees and daily average max well below 60 degrees. Ivy Bridge has a higher max TDP and operating temperature, so you can increase those temp ranges for your situation, but as always the cooler the better.
post #6 of 7
Your CPU temp is a bit high but that's because of the cooler you're using. I wouldn't worry about it unless you do anything intense like folding. For gaming, your temps will be lower.
post #7 of 7
Too hot.

IMO, you should be looking for 8-12C cooler from that setup.
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