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Hi all
I've never really ran my processor stock so i have nothing to compare my temps too to see if what i am idling at is normal.

So for your overclock, what temps do you idle at?

Mine idles anywhere from low 30s, or if i am browsing for a long time while listening to music... it might get to the low 40s...

is that ok?
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At 4.5 with 1.30v and a Corsair H70 running at full blast my idle temps are anywhere from 29c-31c.

It's 38 degrees outside right now.

So for 5.0ghz you're fine.
post #3 of 16
idle temps are usually irrelevant because it varies based on many factors

put it under load and check your temps
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my max load temps are 59-61... depending on whether i use ibt or prime95... so idle temps don't matter?
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my max load temps are 59-61... depending on whether i use ibt or prime95... so idle temps don't matter?
Those are excellent temps. You're fine up to around 80*C.

And no, idle temps mean nothing. I idle around 25-30*C (depends on HOW idle), and I load at 73*C.
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Im new to sandy so I have been messing around with it the past two days.

4.5GHz at 1.34v(only volt I could get it stable)
Under a few hours of prime blend temps are 59-62c

Is that specs and temp ok? A little worried about the volt but anything under bsods in prime
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post
Im new to sandy so I have been messing around with it the past two days.

4.5GHz at 1.34v(only volt I could get it stable)
Under a few hours of prime blend temps are 59-62c

Is that specs and temp ok? A little worried about the volt but anything under bsods in prime
That's fine for load temps. Personally, I would never let my temps for my chip get higher than 75c, those are my limits.
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That's fine for load temps. Personally, I would never let my temps for my chip get higher than 75c, those are my limits.
What about my CPU volt? I heard limits are higher but just wondering it seems high.
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What about my CPU volt? I heard limits are higher but just wondering it seems high.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think anything after 1.45v is unsafe for 24/7 use.
post #10 of 16
theres been alot of debate about safe voltage for sandybridge chips! ive seen alot of people saying that intel recommend 1.35-1.38 as a max for 24/7 overclocking... having said that there are alot of people running 1.4-1.5v 24/7 and seem to be having no problems.

personally i would say to be safe dont go above 1.38v unless you can afford to loose the chip!
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