I've recently been trying to OC my comp and I've been following all sorts of guides to no avail. Every time I try to OC, its makes my PC run worse.. I think it is because my rig is overheating... in my bios it says that my system temp is 28C but my core temp is 80C! My first question is, 1.for my the gigabyte S3 is there a program to tell me the temp. besides looking at the bios? I've been looking for various fans/heatsinks and I think I want the Thermaltake BigTyphoon (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106061) but 2.I want to know if you guys think it will fit in my case? (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811147024)
Use Core Temp and Intel's TAT, both are more accurate then the BIO's temp monitor. They get there readings from the temp sensor on the cpu die itself, the temp monitor in the BIOs uses a sensor on the mobo.
sorry if I sound dumb, but what is the TAT?
Thermal Analysis Tool. Just google "Intel TAT", the second link is a dl.