Originally Posted by floydstime
I am new to this forum and I have searched about this problem as much as I can, but maybe you all can shed some light on my issue. This is my rig...
Cooler Master N600 Tower with 7 120 mm fans.
1 bottom, push
2 front, push
1 MB side, push, blowing toward the HD's. (No option for access panel fan to blow directly on MB.
2 top, pull, on radiator.
1 rear, pull
So 4 intake and 3 exhaust because I read somewhere that positive pressure is the way to go...
Asrock 990FX Extreme9
FX-8350 w/ H100i Cooler
8 Gigs 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28-2T Gskill Sniper
AMD Ramdisk 256mb
2x R9 290x Crossfire
250GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD (C:/)
WD 500GB 7200 RPM Standard (D:/)
Raidmax 1200AE 80 plus Gold
LG CD/DVD RW
Ok so here is my problem.
I hear that the max CPU Temp is 60c and the Max Socket Temp is 70c. I have my 8350 OC'd to 4.6 Ghz 75% LLC and 1.45 volts. No changes to NB or Bus Speed those are set to Auto. RAM Timings are Manual. Throttling, Turbo and all that good stuff is disabled. When I run Prime95 I get temps of 66 CPUTIN and every other program I have looked at, and 42c after 5 mins. At about 8 minutes it jumps up to 71-72c CPUTIN and 46c by the time it hits 10 minutes, usually after the first test passes. It is stable at this speed and with the temps that I have. Running AMD Overdrive and looking at the thermal margin, it fluctuates between 25 and 28c, which has a lot of room to spare. I understand that AMD OD is backwards when you read it BTW. Now I have read in some places that the CPU TIN is actually the VRM temperature and that I shouldn't worry if it exceeds 70c, but I am really confused because other places say that I am going fry my mobo or CPU. But it doesn't make sense if my CPU is sitting at 46 at full load, but the socket is reading 72c... Can I get some experts to chime in on my situation? Is this normal? Can I push it more? I have .5 volts to spare and can probably clock it to 4.7Ghz but I don't want to take the chance without expert advice...
Thanks for your help!!!