Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
I just ran IBT. My temps immediately shot up to 86C within seconds. Even after folding for over 48 hours, my temps are a solid 70 across the board. Again, you will NEVER have that kind of load on a CPU unless you are using LinPack. On top of this, there is no way you would have those kind of thermals, so it is a useless test to run. When you are approaching your maximum clock speed you can get, IBT is the last thing you wanna run. Yes, I still have wiggle room, but I don't want to run my processor at 90C either. Though if you have the cooling to handle the temps, then by all means, go for it.
If you are having heat issues, then a 1792 prime run should point these out.
Your also running ivy, I can see that without deliding it It can jump to crazy high temps like that. Even after lapping my CPU and heat sink I had to remount the CPU cooler a bunch of times to get a good mount I liked. IBT really exacerbates a bad TIM job, internal or external. Overall p95 and IBT give me pretty close temps, Even games like FarCry 3 will get my CPU pretty hot at times. Depends more on the setup and chip, as the 121+ on my bros old Q6600 would be around 5-10c hotter with IBT, even my old Q9550 was that way on my old SpinQ though the H50 was more evened out. IBT does get hotter, but for most chips not 10+c hotter unless something else is at play like CPU cooler or TIM.
Though Even I see 84-88C with IBT, my H50 sucks as a water block, I see no problem testing it at that temp for a few minuets. I have another CPU block I need to toss in, just havent felt the need to rip my pc apart, kinda hoping to get a 8970 soon so I can knock out two birds with one stone but thats not going to happen.
Can't rule out IBT all together though as it does hold its own as a stablity test, Some people like to hate on OCCT GPU with error testing enabled but I find it does a better job at stabilizing your rig then anything else. I'm one that can't stand artifacting or even games crashing, So 100% no matter what is something I enjoy. Even those White Dot artifacts make me mad. Edited by DzillaXx - 12/19/12 at 7:58pm