Originally Posted by budgy
I've just built a 7600K system and am getting some confusing monitoring information and was wondering if anybody could offer some clarification on some temperature concerns.
First attempt was with a Gigabyte ZA270X-Gaming K5 and Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT. No extensive messing around with settings, just using the built in profiles. Could not reliably get 4.6GHz to work, but stable at 4.4GHz with poor temps at over 80c load in HWInfo (and various other temperature monitoring tools). Second 7600K, second Gaming K5 and Noctua DH-15S, overclock profile of 4.6GHz stable and temps comfortably below 80c load. I was reasonably happy with this speed/temperature balance but for various issues I've had to change from the Gigabyte board.
Now I have an Asus TUF Mark 1. Not played with this much so far, but have tested with auto tuning at 4.5GHz and this appears stable. However, HWInfo is already reporting core temps spiking up to around 80c. In Asus' AI Suite 3 temps are being reported as being approx 15c lower and as such, the fans aren't spinning up as expected - the Gigabyte was aggressively spinning up all the time. Before I attempt to push this further, back to the 4.6GHz I was happy to settle with, which temperature reading should I be trusting or worrying about? I've read that Asus monitors and reports from the socket rather than the cores themselves and HWInfo does have a line that corresponds to the temperature reported in AI Suite, but this is very different to the line(s) that other people seem to be reporting/basing their temperatures on.
Firstly I would suggest ditching the profiles as they in best case only overshoot everything....like msi 1 button 5.0 GHz one putting the CPU at 1.5v.
Secondly go trough @Jpmboy
signature overclocking guide (asus website)...
For temps, go with Core Temp or Hwinfo...ai suite is really for automated / beginner stuff.. for anything more you ditch ai suite / key bot and other software like that...
Also if the difference in temps keeps on going try and check your PLL voltage in Bios...A value of 1.1 - 1.2 should be fine...
Report back once you do this and will see where to go from there. What freq is your ram at ? XMP ON ? Try putting XMP off and set freq manually.
Hope it helps..