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having problems overclocking my 950, saw similar posts regarding 950 with high temps, decided to carry on in this thread since the OP has the same mobo as me.

anyhow, i do not use turbo mode, i set my multi to 23.

so, at stock speed 3066mhz (133x23), i set my vcore to 1.05, temps at idle is about 34-37, ambient about 22'c. 5 runs of max ibt with 8 threads yields 58-61'c, which i think it's a bit high for 1.05 vcore and 3066 frequency isn't it?

jump to 4002mhz (174x23), 1.3vcore, 1.85ppl, 1.3qpi, 1.6dram for 1740mhz, ht on. idle temps goes to 41-44'c. 5 runs of max ibt with 8 threats reaches 80-83'c. i know its way too high for 24/7 use, as intel states max safe temp is about 85, am i correct? i keep reading others' temps on air in the low to mid 70s with 4200mhz on the core. so i'm a little confused whether it is my cooler not good enough or just a hot chip to begin with? if cooler is insufficient, what would be a good replacement? not planning on going custom water loops anytime soon, so either air or corsair kits.

btw, i tried reseating my cpu cooler literally a 'gazillion' times, and the lowest idle temps i've seen at stock speed was about 33, and highest about 42. so i guess application of tim does affect the temps quite a bit. tried spreading it but it's impossible with mx3 to have a thin layer, in the end i adopted the ''dot on centre then whack on the cooler'' method. any other better way? or i heard mx4 is a better spreader that cools equivalent or slightly better than mx3.

Thanks in advance.
post #42 of 44
Yes it probibly your Cooler, Get a high end cooler like the Silver Arrow or the NH-D14, if you want it cooler,but I would not worry about testing right up to 97-100c and for everyday use try keeping under 75-80c, you should be fine....Other than that just keep the Frio, but after 4GHz most i7's need a jump of Vcore of at least 1.37-1.4 for 4.2GHz, then you realy need a higher end cooler!
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Yes it probibly your Cooler, Get a high end cooler like the Silver Arrow or the NH-D14, if you want it cooler,but I would not worry about testing right up to 97-100c and for everyday use try keeping under 75-80c, you should be fine....Other than that just keep the Frio, but after 4GHz most i7's need a jump of Vcore of at least 1.37-1.4 for 4.2GHz, then you realy need a higher end cooler!
so you reckon the problem is the cooler, i have a sneaky feeling it's the cooler too, although i bought it as a high end cooler as bit-tech absolutely loved it! oh well, i guess there is no harm in getting a new cooler, if the temps remain high then i could be more certain that the problem might be the cpu itself being extremely hot.

as far as cooler goes, i'm not a big fan of the nh-14, it's humongous, and i don't really like the colour of their fans. silver arrow, i actually can't get it here in the czech republic...however, i can get the corsair h50, 60 and 70, are they worth considering?
post #44 of 44
If you are happy with 4002MHz don't worry, 83c testing is not high!! Intel say's 100c so 83c during testing is nothing, you maybe never see 75c for gaming? and don't worry about idle temps....
What I was saying above is if you want to go higher than 4GHz you will need a higher end cooler.
I did 6-7 months at 4 GHz with a CM V8, but over 4GHz it would climb into the 92-98c
The Sliver Arrow is the same size as the NH-D14, as far as the corsair H50-70, I hear that they are just a tad hotter than the S/A or D14
But only if you want to go over 4GHz, if not save your money and enjoy you i7-950 at 4GHz!!!
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