Originally Posted by nezff
Thanks guys. I asked. Couple guys over at the ivy bridge thread and they thought that the vcore running at auto was a tad high. I wasn't sure what temp limits are recommended.
I noticed to that if running prime 95 that the temps will climb into the low 70s.
I noticed ceadder that you were talking about tightening the screws on the h100. I wasn't actually sure how tight or how much to keep going on them. I read somewhere that they will stop on their own but wasn't sure. When doing mine I noticed that my screws started getting a little crooked also even though I was making sure to do them slowly and taking turns.
I would think low to mid 70s are about as high as you would want to go. The newer processors run a little warmer from what I've heard. If I torture my i5 2500K at 4.3GHz using Intel Burn Test I hit about 73c. Your processor has a little more going on, so I think your temps are pretty good.
The H100 screws will just stop. When they do, don't try and tighten them any more or they will strip. You could always try test fitting them all before installing the assembly. That way you can get a good idea of how they feel when you tighten them.