Well after pouring over different threads and articles about the P5Q and overclocking, I decided to jump in myself. The bios is much different than my old Gigabyte board. Could you guys take a look at these settings and tell me what/if I should change?
I definitely installed it wrong then! So my heat sink fan will be blowing out the top after I switch it up. I'll use less thermal grease as well.
Just draw a thin line down each pipe, but it will have to be enough to make the contact with all the pipe, so not super thin, but no blobs anywhere.
Just a nice thin but solid line down each one.
You'll get 100% of 1 pipe, and 20% from the other two.
The wrong direction and you get 20% from 2, and 25% from the third. Doesn't add up, hehe!
Meh, I switched the orientation and put less thermal paste on. I'm getting the same temps in HWMonitor under load.
But, I think it's a matter of airflow. I opened up the front door on my case and removed the fan filter, and the temps dropped from 58c - 60c to 54c - 55c. It's also pretty warm in this room right now since my AC thinks it's too cold out for it to kick on.
My temps in Speedfan under load is 55c and RealTemp says 49c.
I think I'll go by the one with the higher temps which is HWMonitor.
Odd, but yeah, it is restricted by the air temps. The hotter the air, the less efficient it becomes!