Originally Posted by Kuma790
Good advice, sounds like someone read the stickies and OCing guides! +rep
If you are pushing your voltage past 1.4v to achieve 3.0Ghz, you either are pushing it to high to fast, or you have a problem with your voltage. Always check your mobo's HW monitor to see what it says the voltage is, then find a program that reads the same (or very close, several programs with similar readings for confirmation is best).
Same goes for temperatures, check them in bios, then find several programs that give similar readings. If you are above 40c at idle, you either have a bad cooling setup, or a bad reading.
I'm at stock with after market cooling (Zalman) and I have good thermal paste, and I'm running at 45 idle core temp. ***!!?!
How can I find out if my readings are wrong ? both speedfan and everest are saying the same thing. The bios is also reading pretty high temps similar to the apps.
Do you know of any software to read NB CPU and NB SB voltages? I want to see what the auto are on my board before I start tweaking them.
Originally Posted by Fizzlebob
I would also reccomend that if you change your stock cooler (which is a good idea) then you should go ahead and see how accurate your bios/temp monitoring software is. I had to heat it up to get the stock thermal paste to come off so I just went ahead and hit it with an infrared thermometer when I got it off to verify, then shut down before it could overtemp. Turns out my bios was reading about 6 degrees hot, so I get a little more room to play with at this point.
And yes, I read the stickies. Its a lot of good information so definitely make sure you READ them, not just skim them.
How did you find out your readings were 6 degrees too hot?