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As stated in the title, I have a few questions about my new i7 3770K.

CPU: i7 3770K
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
MOBO: ASRock Z77 E6
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti Classified 448 Core
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 10-10-10-27
PSU: Corsair TX750W

My idle temps seem to hover from 31-34°C (hottest core) with load temps reaching no higher than 56°C (hottest core/PlanetSide 2 on highest settings). So my temps don't really seem to be an issue, especially for a brand new CPU.

My issue is the fact that I keep getting very minor stutters and freeze-ups every so often. I'd say they occur once every 10 minutes, but that may be over-estimating. I'm not sure if they're due to the CPU still breaking itself in or if a CPU should run flawlessly off-the-bat since the last CPU I had was tested prior to me getting it.

So are these stutters/freeze-ups something I should expect to have right now?
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CPUs do not need to break in. Also, for heat and stress testing, you should use something like Prime95, IBT, or OCCT; not a game.

When it stutters, are you doing something extremely CPU or GPU taxing?
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It's always nice to let your CPU use it's power in every way it can when you first get it.
Many people disagree, but I do not think a CPU right out of the box should be overclocked

My honest opinion is it should be used at stock settings, stress tested at stock settings, left under high load for a long period of time, and ran to its temperatures allowed.

After doing this, I feel any issue you have with the CPU you will know guaranteed it is with the overclock settings.
Not every CPU comes perfect and I strongly disagree with people who overclock right out of the wrapper

Best of luck to you!
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Have you tried running memtest86?
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gungnir View Post

CPUs do not need to break in. Also, for heat and stress testing, you should use something like Prime95, IBT, or OCCT; not a game.

When it stutters, are you doing something extremely CPU or GPU taxing?

I am going to run Prime95, I just thought I'd let it run on some normal applications before doing that, but I guess I was wrong.

And no, it can be simple web browsing, although it hasn't been doing it as much today in low-CPU usage instances.
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Originally Posted by MegaHertz View Post

It's always nice to let your CPU use it's power in every way it can when you first get it.
Many people disagree, but I do not think a CPU right out of the box should be overclocked

My honest opinion is it should be used at stock settings, stress tested at stock settings, left under high load for a long period of time, and ran to its temperatures allowed.

After doing this, I feel any issue you have with the CPU you will know guaranteed it is with the overclock settings.
Not every CPU comes perfect and I strongly disagree with people who overclock right out of the wrapper

Best of luck to you!

I haven't overclocked it yet. I hope it didn't come across that way in my OP, but it's running at stock settings. I do plan on overclocking it to 4.5GHz, but I'd like to work out the kinks first.
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Originally Posted by Shpongle View Post

Have you tried running memtest86?

I have not. I will do that as well.
post #6 of 18
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Here is a picture of RealTemp during the Prime95 test. It seems as though the second core is running a little hotter than every other core. Although it's about 5 degrees, could this mean anything?
post #7 of 18
remount those temps seems a little high for a stock clock. give us a picture with cpuz running with prime95 and cpuz please. also use 90% of your ram in pirme95 so it will also let you know if your memory is bad without probably using memtest86.
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Originally Posted by enigma7820 View Post

remount those temps seems a little high for a stock clock. give us a picture with cpuz running with prime95 and cpuz please. also use 90% of your ram in pirme95 so it will also let you know if your memory is bad without probably using memtest86.

I've been running Prime95 for an hour and a half and haven't gotten an error.

Remount my cooler to the CPU? I thought idle temps were high 20's low 30's for 3770K's...


Edited by funxion - 3/2/13 at 7:24pm
post #9 of 18
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Here's the problem with my idle temps...



Everything is low with the exception of the second core. Does that call for remounting? Trying to avoid remounting if possible, haha.

Edit: According to this thread, it seems as though it's not uncommon to see a temp spread like this, but I'd still like to get them all uniform.
Edited by funxion - 3/2/13 at 7:32pm
post #10 of 18
It does not, an 8*C variance is not worth mentioning.

You don't need to remount, your temps are where they should be.

Freeze-ups and stuttering shouldn't happen. Always stress test new hardware for 24 hours+ of p95 (i usually do at least 30+ to be really sure) to make sure nothing is faulty, because what you saying, is something faulty hardware does (is unstable). You could just have driver issues though.

Did your older cpu or computer stutter like this in planetside? Are you sure it's a problem, or just planetside makes everyone stutter?
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