Originally Posted by B!0HaZard
70C is below the max, your CPU will not hit 70C under normal use unless you have a regulated fan (it might shoot up to 70C before the fan kicks into load mode) and you have to remember that people in Africa buy PCs too. They have to withstand some heat to even be viable in Africa. Oh, and the stock SB cooler probably can't keep anything below 60C.
I've never been in Africa, but im pretty sure my country is quite hot too as it rightly in the equator's line (which supposed to be a tropical/hot country)...but probably less hotter I supposed compared to Africa and ME...
at first with 1.310v and stock TIM + SpinQ Cooler Air (a little bit better than the stock cooler) my temps reached around 75C in prime blend...
then I changed the TIM with OCZ Freeze and used the small grain/bb compound method....
now the lowest temp is 10C lower than it used to, and the max temps is around 5C lower than it used to
not the best temps range compared to many others, but Im still quite satisfied
Originally Posted by chrisgtl
Do you have a batch number for your cpu? Yours seems to need as much vcore as mine for the x43/x44 oc.....damn all these people only needing 1.27 for x44 oc. Lol
sure, my i5 2500k batch is L041C246...
someone in Muna1m's thread even got 4.5GHz with only 1.212v, bugger indeed!