Heat issues with current spec:
Hyper 212 plus with Arctic Silver 5
P6X58D - latest bios
Room Temp 28C
antec 900 case
In comparison to the temps of members with this cooler and numbers from:
(specifically their 3.8 OC temps)
many members have a 3.8 to 4.0ghz OC with a 1.25+ Vcore but maintains lower temps than mines.
My volts are:
cpu volt: 1.22500 (1.216 in cpuz)
cpu pll: 1.8
qpi/dram core: 1.21875
dram bus: 1.5
I started with Arctic Silver 5 which was above 80C full load in prime95, switched to the TIM which came with the cooler and the load went to 93C so I went back to Arctic Silver 5 has still hit 85C full load.
at 4ghz, full load topped at 85C after a few hrs of prime95, I decided to lower the speed to 3.6ghz by dropping 21x to 19x with 191 bclk and the temps only changed 5C, topping at 80C 3.6ghz as shown:
The heatsink is firm in position, after screwing the 4 sides, I also turned the center screw abit. I've read that idle is about 7-10C higher than room temp, with my room being 28C and my idle averaging 43-45C, it seems to be performing worst than the stock cooler based on my low core volts. My main concern is the full load temp jumping from 44C idle to 80C in under a min of loading prime95.
How some members are getting below 75C with this cooler using much higher vcore at 4.0ghz+? I though it may be my Arctic Silver 5 which I purchased 2yrs ago and kept stored away but considering it did better than the TIM that came with the cooler, I'm doubting the Arctic Silver 5 expired after 2yrs. I made sure to fill the channels between the copper pipes and swiped it even used a plastic card. Can 85C be the limitations of this cooler for my 28C room temp?