Originally Posted by grassh0ppa
how are your temps with the h20 620?
I'm very happy with my current temps. I have my 2500k very lightly overclocked (roughly stock settings) at about 4.2 GHz at 1.245 V. This was as low as I can take the voltage and as high as I could take the speed before it started becoming unstable.
Ambient temps in my part of California were around 31-32c.; I was sitting idle at around 39-40c, and under full load with about an hour of Prime 95 at around 59-60c (minor fluctuations).
I've pumped it to about 1.325 V at around 4.6 Ghz and didn't see temps rise above 63c.
I replaced the stock fan with something quite a bit slower, since the stock fan sounded like a blow dryer at 100%. It did an amazing job at keeping my temps down, but it was just too loud for my taste.
When I get the chance, I'll start pushing my overclock to 5Ghz+. I've just been busy with class and what not, and the California ambient temp has been a bit high. I plan to keep this setup for at least three years (which is how long I kept my last comp), so I'll only be doing heavy overclocking for benching results.
Some of my results might be slightly skewed though because I don't think I applied the thermal compound properly. My temps could probably be lower if I reapply my TIM correctly.Edited by jivenjune - 4/2/11 at 11:36pm