Originally Posted by iFreeStylin
Originally Posted by Red1776
Yes that is normal. i don't even have to know your ambients because it is normal for CPU/Package/socket to be 10c-15c higher than the core temp. so say 72c during stress testing is nothing to worry about. if you get a beefier cooler/HS it will go down proportionately.
Thats all i wanted to hear. Thanks FX wizard. When should i start worrying? 80+ cause i would like to push for 4200-4400 on this cooler. What cooler you suggest i get?
I really do not have the confidence in that reading/sensor.(I never have) Keep an eye on the core temp and get a spot fan on the VRM/NB heatsink. not that I see a problem but just as a standard prodecure, It's inexpensive and effective (cheap insurance as it were)
As far as what cooler that really depends on what you ultimately want to accomplish and the room available. If you are in that CM elite 430 I don't think you will be able to get one of the big air coolers in there. If you are looking to push it up over 4.6GHz you are likely;y going to need a H-100 (or the like dissipation wise)
If you are in a bigger case then a Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Silver Arrow, NH-D14 are as good as Air gets.Edited by Red1776 - 8/18/13 at 7:57pm