Originally Posted by ckybam3
who cares about idle temps. Load is all that matters.....
To a certain extent, maybe...
He and I are on very similar systems and sitting 10-12C different at idle. You don't find that significant?
He didn't mention the ambient temp in the post I was replying to, so that could indicate he's either got high ambient temp or the cooler isn't doing what it's supposed to, right? He's got a better cooler than I do and my temps are lower at idle and at load for that clock.
Obviously it does matter, because that's going to limit how far he can push his OC. He's hitting 71-72C at 4.4ghz when I hit that at 4.6ghz... What if his idle was another 10C hotter?
Either his ambient is high or there is an issue with the cooler setup. I was giving him some additional information... whether or not you
care doesn't matter; it might matter to him.
Seems like that should be fairly easy to understand.