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I recently bought a Coolermaster V8, and just had time to install it. It's been running for about 2 hours now and is idling at 38C. I've only slightly overclocked my cpu's multiplier by 2x and was hoping to do a fair amount more, but if my temps are already this high im scared to go any farther.

I used arctic silver 5 TIM. Should my temps drop after the recommended time for the thermal paste to cure, or should I just take off the heatsink and start over?
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1) your temps will drop a bit after the arctic silver 5 cures
2) idle temperatures do NOT matter at all. Use prime 95 to stress test your system and find out your load temperatures
3) 38C is a perfectly acceptable idle temperature, i have no idea why you think those temps are high and why you are scared to go further. as long as u keep the processor under 75C at full load its all good.

Note though you do need to clean off the stock thermal paste, and the old thermal paste off the heat sink and cpu with rubbing alcohol, if you did not do that, you should take off the cooler and clean the parts first. But do not expect a significant temperature drop. Your temps are exactly where they should be

EDIT:
Just realized you have an amd. the temps are a little high but still well within normal. Reseat if you want to, and/or to clean the parts if you have not done that. You might see an improvement. My i5 idles at 39C and loads at 60C with no problems.
Edited by Archer S - 1/3/11 at 8:40pm
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1) your temps will drop a bit after the arctic silver 5 cures
2) idle temperatures do NOT matter at all. Use prime 95 to stress test your system and find out your load temperatures
3) 38C is a perfectly acceptable idle temperature, i have no idea why you think those temps are high and why you are scared to go further. as long as u keep the processor under 75C at full load its all good.

Note though you do need to clean off the stock thermal paste, and the old thermal paste off the heat sink and cpu with rubbing alcohol, if you did not do that, you should take off the cooler and clean the parts first. But do not expect a significant temperature drop. Your temps are exactly where they should be
Thanks for the good news.

I made sure to clean off the stock thermal paste before putting on the V8.

So I should be okay to stress test this early on?
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yeah you should be fine to stress test.

You can always try to reseat if you're not happy with the load temperatures, they might improve you never know. Bottom line it never hurts.

I would stress test before i tried to reseat, the temps are fine.
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Just ran the Small FFT test in prime 95 for 25 minutes, my temps dropped to 37C lol
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I agree with everything Archer said i.e. temps are fine but they should lower slightly when the TIM cools.


What do you think of the cooler? I'm thinking about one. The only thing that puts me off is the fan. How does it do?
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I agree with everything Archer said i.e. temps are fine but they should lower slightly when the TIM cools.


What do you think of the cooler? I'm thinking about one. The only thing that puts me off is the fan. How does it do?
Its been working great for me. I was scared my temps were too high, but they're staying at the same temp at full load so it looks like the V8 is doing its job! Time to OC
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post #8 of 15
Idle temps means nothing, your load temps is what you should worry about,

Keep it under 55c.

What is your ambient also, if you have the heater running then of course your temp of your cpu will be higher.
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when overclocking remember to look at your load temps not idle. Ive said it before but il say it again, keep it under 75C UNDER LOAD. (well its 75C for intels, i dont know about amds, i would assume a bit lower than that.)

Also if im not mistaken the fan can be replaced on the V8, so don't worry about it you can always get a more powerful one later.
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Which temp readings are you referring to?

In CPUID Hardware Monitor my TMPIN1 temp for my idle CPU (same basic chip) overclocked @ 1.5 volts is about 37 degrees C with average ambient temps (not sure exactly, low to mid 20s), but that translates to a lower core value of around 27 degrees I believe, which is only a handful above ambient - which is where you should be.

When loading Prime95 SmallFFTs my TMPIN1 hits about 59 degrees C which is still under 50 degrees C on the core in the same ambient conditions - again, about where you should be aiming to hit (probably a few lower in all honesty).

Different programs will register different temps depending, but my results are fairly consistent with most overclocked PhII x4 users on average to decent air-cooling setups.

Like was said above, keep your load temps below 62 degrees (on the core I believe, but I'm below on the TMPIN1 number to just be safe) and your voltage as low as possible, either at or below 1.5v for daily usage if you intend to use your CPU for at least a few years more.

*Edit* I see claims of 55 degrees above, and that's a very conservative number. If you keep it below 60 degrees when Priming or running Intelburn or OCCT then in almost all other usage you'll never top 55 degrees.
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