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post #1 of 14
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*i5-2500k
*noctua nh d-14
*noctua thermal paste
*20 C room temp


I closed realtemp by accident before I took the ss, but the temps were generally the same throughout the stress testing.




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Id say its pretty normal. It could be a bit colder but its Not bad at all.
    
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post
*i5-2500k
*noctua nh d-14
*noctua thermal paste
*20 C room temp


I closed realtemp by accident before I took the ss, but the temps were generally the same throughout the stress testing.




I have never personally used the noctua, but that seems like it might be ~5c higher than it should be, you could certainly reapply thermal paste, make sure you don't put too much and I personally would use Arctic Formula 5 silver paste, I am unsure what comes with Noctua(wouldn't be surprised if it's shin-etsu).

Edit: A lot of people have seen one core being a lot colder with SB so that might be normal.
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post #4 of 14
That is an abnormal amount of voltage for 3.4GHz, you can easily hit around 4.6GHz with that kind of voltage, maybe even higher.
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post #5 of 14
Agree'd with above, lower the voltage while still stable, before reseating.
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post #6 of 14
Ya I would say for that oc the temps are pretty good, its when your temps start going above 70 under 100% load you should worry.

Also under normal use you will never get that hot, games don't stress the cpu nearly as much as prime.
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post #7 of 14
I've heard the paste that comes with the Noctua is actually pretty good stuff. my overclocked i7 950 @ 4.2ghz @ 1.28v never climbs above 73c MAX under load. Your volts look high. Try re-seating it won't hurt anything and only takes 10 mins.
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post #8 of 14
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thanks for the quick replies, voltage is set on auto I believe ? Not sure what voltage to set for 45X. Pretty much my first time oveclocking it, so yeah..

* Looks like I will re-seat it later this week and I plan on getting some AS5.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
That is an abnormal amount of voltage for 3.4GHz, you can easily hit around 4.6GHz with that kind of voltage, maybe even higher.
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Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
Agree'd with above, lower the voltage while still stable, before reseating.
Take a look at his multiplier...
    
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by starpwnage View Post
Take a look at his multiplier...
wait.. wow I just looked at that... lower the muli and higher the fbs! It will improve your ram speeds as well
    
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