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Hey guys just tried overclocking my signature PC. I set my multiplier to 10. To get 3.0GHz I ran Prime 95 and went through a full cycle of tests. I got scared and stopped because my first 2 cores shot up from 62C to 70C after the tests passed. Is this normal?
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3.0GHz usually won't hit 62c or above. Did u set your vcore too high or did u sit your heatsink correct? what's ur cpu and mobo temps when idle?
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post #3 of 23
The square is a decent cooler.

What types of temps were you getting prior to the OC?

No, those temps are too high, not normal.

Vcore?
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The temps I gave was from CoreTemp it Core one and two reached 70C How do I find out the VCore Temp?
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I set my VCore to 1.375. A friend of mine setu up my heatsink however he did use the entire tube of grease that came with my MOBO.
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Core temp on IDLE is 43C 45C
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how many grams in that tube? 3.5 grams? entire tube is too much.
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post #8 of 23
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how many grams in that tube? 3.5 grams? entire tube is too much.
3.5 Grams I think so. Do I have to get new thermal Grease? If so what brand should I get?
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post #9 of 23
Follow this guide here:

and I personally use Artic Cooling MX-2 but the OCZ Freeze Extreme has been getting some really good reviews.
post #10 of 23
That sounds like a high temp for those volts. Make sure your cooler is a) clamped with well...I believe it came with a backing plate so it should be good, and b) that you have enough but not too much thermal grease. These are both areas I've had problems with in the past, the first though with the Intel pins.

This is a good but not great OC heatsink. Frosty Tech had it 7-8C warmer than a Xigmatek 1283 or TRUE.

You may find you can run lower voltage at that speed, however, your voltage isn't that high. I went to an inexpensive water solution (Swiftech H20 220 Compact) with slight modifications (clear tubing, 38mm Panaflo fans in pull, and 1" shroud) and never see over 50C...even with 1.55v in BIOS and 3.6GHz (although I haven't found the combination to be stable at that speed).

P.S.
Arctic Silver 5 is the long standing benchmark for thermal grease. Their Ceramique is only a little behind and has low conductivity. Arctic Cooling MX-2 tests in the same range and like Ceramique is non-conductive. Coollabortories Liquid Pro is supposed to be measurably better but apparently a pain to work with...and highly conductive, very difficult to remove, and needs to 'melt'.
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