Originally Posted by anony283
I just passed prime95 now with these lower settings (small ffts/8 hours), but OCTT still gets the processor too hot while I never saw temps over 55 with prime95. I will run orthos now. If this fails too, I will reseat the heatsink.
EDIT: Nevermind, orthos only tests 2 cores. Is prime95 reliable, or since OCCTT failed should I just reseat the heatsink? I really want to avoid doing that if possible, as it seems straight on and the computer is pretty new.
I got similar setup and it does suck! I noticed some high temps as well, when I went from 3.0GHz to 3.2GHz and it got pretty hot. I also used the Zalman 9700, but I went with the Zalman Super Thermal Grease instead of AS5 and made sure my fan was cranked to 100% at all times.
It sux cause my VID is 1.3250v which on similar setups I noticed that it was lower, like 1.20v. So when I OC'd and kick up my vcore, it would get hot. So I removed the HS and cleaned it up and reapplied some AS5. So having tested both (AS5 and STG), I can say that the temps are relatively the same. They did drop some, but not a lot. I'm back at 3.0GHz again with idle temps in the mid 30's.
And like one of the guys said, ambient temps do matter. I have an Ultra10 that's in the same room always on with a scsi multipack with 6 scsi drives hooked up to it and it can get pretty warm in this room where as the rest of the house is very cool. And this is with my A/C turned on.
Just give the reseat and AS5 a try, it may be a different outcome for you then it was for me.