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Windows 7: i5 2500k NH-D14 temperatues - Are they too high?

10 Sep 2011   #31
Wishmaster

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Most coolers will perform the best at high loads .. if that makes sense.

In short, do not worry at all about idle temps. As mentioned theres many variables that contribute to what it reports.

Focus on load temps, this is all that matters anyway. Better cooloers will be much better at keeping things under control here.

Everyone has different guidelines, but I say as long as its at 65C or lower under a full Prime load, you just fine.
With those loads temps you have a good bit of headroom for a OC.
Mid 50s @ stock seem normal to me.

Once you start OCing abit, and getting a bit higher temps, thats when the cooler will really start to help the most.



Also, as mentioned earlier, your thermal compound will have some impact.

MX-2 for example has no cure time. So its going to show its results immediately.
Something like AS will need a week to cure fully. Temps usually a couple degrees after that.


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11 Sep 2011   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Actually those are pretty decent temps. My CPU runs about that (it is overclocked but water cooled), and there is definitely no reason to worry there.
If you are uncomfortable with those load temps, go buy a nice cooling unit for it and make sure its full copper with a nice fan (The V8 is a good choice, if a tad pricy)

~Lordbob
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11 Sep 2011   #33
hopelessitguy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Most coolers will perform the best at high loads .. if that makes sense.

In short, do not worry at all about idle temps. As mentioned theres many variables that contribute to what it reports.

Focus on load temps, this is all that matters anyway. Better cooloers will be much better at keeping things under control here.

Everyone has different guidelines, but I say as long as its at 65C or lower under a full Prime load, you just fine.
With those loads temps you have a good bit of headroom for a OC.
Mid 50s @ stock seem normal to me.

Once you start OCing abit, and getting a bit higher temps, thats when the cooler will really start to help the most.



Also, as mentioned earlier, your thermal compound will have some impact.

MX-2 for example has no cure time. So its going to show its results immediately.
Something like AS will need a week to cure fully. Temps usually a couple degrees after that.
OK so after seeing you write that, what i decided to do was use the bios cheat setting to produce a simple OC to see how it handles (used the boost button instead of the normal settings.

@4.3GHz, the temp for idle only went up by 1 degree to 38 and the load temps are at 63ish.
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11 Sep 2011   #34
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

63C after a while of Prime?
If so, thats quite good. You wont stress the CPU that hard in a real world heavy load, so I would expect mid-high 50s at most.
Around 65C prime load is what I always aim for.


I would consider that perfect... temp-wise.

But I would take the time to OC manually. you may get by with lower voltages & in return a bit cooler temps. Cooler is always better.
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12 Sep 2011   #35
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
63C after a while of Prime?
If so, thats quite good. You wont stress the CPU that hard in a real world heavy load, so I would expect mid-high 50s at most.
Around 65C prime load is what I always aim for.


I would consider that perfect... temp-wise.

But I would take the time to OC manually. you may get by with lower voltages & in return a bit cooler temps. Cooler is always better.
Yeah i might manually try it to do it manual soon. these are the stats btw for people to know what it was running;

Idle
Core speed - 1648.3 MHz
x16
bus 103.0
volts 0.960V (max noticed)
CPUID TEMP - 38
CORE TEMP 1.0 - 37/8

Load
Core speed - 4327.3
x42
bus 103.0
volts 1.288V
CPUID TEMP - 63c
Core TEMP 1.0 - 62c

And ontop of that i got told on another forum cause i was curious about a socket on my mobo for cpufan opt and they said yeah try splitting the two fans so each one had its own power and that dropped the temp by 1 degree at most on the CPUID.

They said it just sounds like i have a warm chip for those kind of idle temps but in general the load temps are the important ones (as long as the idles arent too hot obviously)

And for my room temp of 25ish, i was told its not too bad either, so i guess i feel a bit more relieved now and the first time build jitters are fading now. They did suggest i have the fans in a different order (the center fan on main, the outside fan on OPT but i balled it up and have the bigger center fan on opt. would i see any further improvement on temps if i swapped them?
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12 Sep 2011   #36
hopelessitguy

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ok now something weird just happened. i turned off the computer, and when i turned it back on a few hours later it ke[pt starting up and switching off. any idea whats wrong with it? It said something about the overclock failed.
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12 Sep 2011   #37
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Yea, that can happen. It means your overclocking failed (great error message huh?).
Basically, go reset the settings or fix the OC.

~Lordbob
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12 Sep 2011   #38
Wishmaster

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Was this with the Auto OC settings?
If so, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Most likely, something is just unstable, such as RAM. Those Auto OC setting are pretty generic, and although do work for many, can not always be correct for every setup.


This is normal for many boards these days if theres a problem.
It may seem odd, but its a good thing.
All its doing is resetting to defaults temporarily so you can get into the bios and make adjustments.

So, just like Lordbob said. It just means Somethings wrong with the OC settings
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13 Sep 2011   #39
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Was this with the Auto OC settings?
If so, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Most likely, something is just unstable, such as RAM. Those Auto OC setting are pretty generic, and although do work for many, can not always be correct for every setup.


This is normal for many boards these days if theres a problem.
It may seem odd, but its a good thing.
All its doing is resetting to defaults temporarily so you can get into the bios and make adjustments.

So, just like Lordbob said. It just means Somethings wrong with the OC settings
yeah it was with the auto OC option. So its not anything to worry about and its just the mobo trying to let me fix it?
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13 Sep 2011   #40
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Well, it is something to worry about because it won't work until you fix it. Occasionally, the OC is good and the mobo just got a little messed up and restarting fixes it, but you should still go check the OC settings and manually set it correctly.

~Lordbob
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