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RealTemp with i960 OC help!

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Hey guys,

I'm running the i7-960 overclocked to 3.84GHz using 24x160, 1.35v CPU, and 1.40 QPI. After 20mins of Prime95, I noticed that one of my cores spiked to 100 Celsius while the remaining three were hovering around 98 Celsius. Idol temps at this clock speed are around 49-50 Celsius.

Are these normal temps for an overclocked CPU at full load, or do I need to replace my CPU cooler? I'm running an Asetek 550LC liquid cooler with Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. When I reset the clock speed back to stock, I'm seeing idol temps around 33 Celsius and full load temps around 55 Celsius.

Also, I have managed to hit 4.0GHz stable, but once again, the core temps hit 99-100 Celsius after 3mins of running Prime95.
post #2 of 5
Those load temps are way to high, you should not go over 80C on Prime 95.

I googled your CPU cooler and could not find one review, that is strange. It looks similar to the Corsair H50 so I would think the performance would be about the same. You can try reseating your cooler with new TIM or get a better cooler.

The Thermalright Silver Arrow and the Noctua NH-D14 perform better than the Corsair H50 and H70. I have the Silver Arrow and my highest load temp in OCCT at 4.44GHz is 76C.
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post #3 of 5
Do not go over 100c
That cooler is not doing it's job or you need to reseat it!!
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post #4 of 5
Either check the paste and reseat it, or just buy a new cooler, it's better to spend more money on a good cooler then kill your chip and hard work in the long run boss.

Keep us posted please.
post #5 of 5
Read somewher Asetek designed the Corsair H50, and make OEM versions for some custom PC retailers:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-h50-cpu-cooler-review/



I have the Asetek 510LC and the same CPU with the same OC: 160x24, but I have turbo on...so when I run Prime95 it is at 160x25...and I max about 82c at that OC with the smaller cooler.

Are you sure you need the voltage that high? I know all chips are unique, but I run 1.232v for that OC...
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