When reporting testing results, the more information you provide ...
The more professional and "detailed" the responses will be [/B]
Here are the basics ... and screenshots really help for quick/accurate diagnostics
1) CPU (model / @idle or load / stock or overclock@ ***GHz / AND CPU-Z vCore)
1a) Fill in your system specs (see my signature below )
2) Stress Program (usually P95 [v27.9] Blend 30-60min)(IBT can also be useful)
2a) Temp monitoring program ... Real Temp / Core Temp / HWMonitor etc
3) Ambient temperature (usually room temp if your case isn't crammed into a cabinet)
4) Radiator Setup (open bench/ Push or Pull / Push/Pull / Case Intake or Exhaust)
5) Fans model (Stock or aftermarket) there rpm's and/or AIO setting (low/med/high)
Prime95 w/AVX latest version 27.9 [HERE]
CPU-Z v1.65 [HERE]
Real Temp v3.70 [HERE]
HWMonitor v1.23 [B [HERE]Core Temp v1.0 RC5 [HERE]IBT v2.54 [HERE]
Interesting thread [HERE]
on stress monitoring. I don't necessarily agree with everything he says, but it's a very good discussion on stress programs! The main points I got out of it is Aida64 will heat your processor higher than P95 with Less Voltage .... hmmm. And it is very important to run the latest version of P95 [v27.9] as the instruction sets have changed significantly to where the load temps are getting very close to IBT/Aida64. The chart below, for those of you that don't know or ask where the heck is IBT in the chart, LinX and IBT are essentially the same program
This is why "screenshots" are so helpful ...
It's easier to confirm 100% Load / core temp vs CPU temp / vCore / Watts load etc.
Yes IBT is helpful if you understand the risks TDP95w IBT is pulling 126w
More info on P95 and my quick favorite stability test, 1hr of custom setting with FFT set to 1344 and 1792 after an initial 20min Blend test ... See HERE
Originally Posted by cravinmild
Thanks for the link
Great stuff on that site. I think ill run with this setup for awhile or until I get bored and needs to spend some dough
** update ***
Ive never ran Prim95 but I think my temps were ok.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
are these good for a stock 2700k. I used the setting which said it heats things up
It was only for about a half hour, I hope this is enough time to give a indicator
Those temps are good if your ambients are the std 20c-22c? Overclocking back in the day was really an art form to setup and test for stability, but with todays unlocked multi's and far superior CPU architecture testing for stability with P95 has become much simpler and reliable. For "basic" cooling testing a 30-60min run of P95[v27.9]/Torture Test on the "Blend" setting is pretty much the Standard most of us use today ... then there is IBT but don't get me started
Originally Posted by Lifeshield
Currently overclocked at 4.2ghz on my i5 3570k using just the XMP 1600mhz profile and boosting the turbo multiplier to x42. Ambient temperature is 21c, 100% load temperature is 63c.
Here is a good example of the above, NOT trying to be a dick
, but for me without screenshots, it would be nice to know the vCore? / confirm "Load" program? / confirm load temp as core temperatures can vary as much as 10c between cores ie. 73-63-65-65c / measuring software? / and confirm case setup
But after all that AND assuming my "assumptions"
are right your looking good ... time to take her up to 4.4-4.6 range
Originally Posted by khaosstrife
Idleing is around 50C now (was around 30c before) and 40% load (gaming) is bringing it up around 65c. At 100% load for 10 mins would only bring it up to around 55c. I suspect like I said I am not getting enough cold air across the radiator. It is starting to get hot outside where I am at but even so it should not be affecting it this much. The only other thing I can think of is that my interal case temp has gone up drastically so I am pulling it apart tonight ot make sure none if my intake vents are clogged. I just moved into a new apartment with brand new carpets (to which I was finally able to clean yesterday) and there was so much fuzz in the carpet. Now that I think about it there is a very good chance something got sucked up inside somwhere and is causing a blockage.
Unfortunately that big of a change 15c - 20c tells me it's not a cleaning problem [EDIT: agree w/Destrto!] although it sounds like that will also help . I have gained 4c-6c cleaning the dirtiest of rads with the fans working properly. I think one or more of your fans aren't spinning (totally clogged or broken?) ...
OR quite possibly during your move, your friend dropped your pride n joy and didn't have the heart to tell you?, and compromised your cooling block mount? try remount? Also check the pump RPM in the Bios, should be around 2200rpm ... if not your pump may be failing?Edited by TomcatV - 7/19/13 at 1:26pm