Couple of OC questions about my 860 Tags: Intel Cooling CPUs Overclocking Last response: January 16, 2010 3:21 AM in Overclocking Share Zagrow January 16, 2010 2:28:23 AM So my 860 wont go below ~37c @ 2,8 ghz. This is with an artic cooler freezer 7 rev 2 cooler, got artic cooling 5 cpu paste on it. At multiplier @ 20,0 and blck @ 200 (4,01ghz) it is idleing at 47-48c with closed chassi. Feels a bit to high doesnt it? The fan is around 2060-2150 rpm (2500rpm fan) @ turbo boost. Also at stock cooler i had the same problem, almost atleast. 41c @ 3,6ghz and vcore @ 2,55 Now vcore is at 3,75 Mobo temp is around 29c in bios. So, any ideas? Last time i tried prime95 i hit around 72-74c And i saw some other topic saying above 75c is probably damaging the cpu with I7 series.. I could use some feedback. Thanks. Edit: By the way in bios my cpu temp is at 57-58c - But all windows application ive tried says alot lower temp, atm im running at 4,01 ghz and temp is 48c. More about : couple questions 860 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove RJR CPUs Expert Overclocking Expert January 16, 2010 2:36:03 AM Sorry to say but the ACF7 is just not up to the heat output of the i7's. If you want to OC that high you will need a more substantial cooler. | Report abuse Zagrow January 16, 2010 2:48:52 AM I see. Would it be a good idea to clock it down meanwhile? | Report abuse Zagrow January 16, 2010 2:59:36 AM I was thinking of another shopping spree (just got a couple of 5870's) and was thinking about getting Obsidian 800D with a H50 and a corsair hx 1000w Cause atm im using antect twelve hundred packed with cables and rather sucky airflow. Aswell as the 20$ air cooler my devoted overclocking friend told me was fine to get. And in the next month (end of february) i was hoping to afford a new mobo and a I930.. Would all this be a decent idea? All these will go fine together right? By the way clocked down my cpu to 3,6 ghz atm and its running at 42c idle and around 65c @ prime95, thats okey right? | Report abuse RJR CPUs Expert Overclocking Expert January 16, 2010 3:04:04 AM I'd say use coretemp or realtemp and see what your load temps are. Idling that high I can't imagine they would be very good. Then just adjust your OC to your temperature. Good Luck. | Report abuse Zagrow January 16, 2010 3:21:05 AM Tried coretemp now, same temps.. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>Couple of OC questions about my 860> Related ressources: ForumI7 860 -Help a noob O.C before he fries his CPU ! ForumQuestions about my first i7 860 oc ForumI7- 860 OC evaluation ForumA Couple Questions : New Hardcore Gaming Rig (My First Build ≤$6000) ForumIs this build fully compatible and couple questions ... ForumPentium G 860 build? ForumI7- 860 Overclock help! ForumCouple questions about OC 'ing a ti4400 ForumGot a couple questions about OC 'ing the E6400. ForumCouple of questions about a gaming rig ? ForumCouple of questions about new AMD-FX Gaming Rig! ForumI7 930 Potential, i7 930 vs i7 860 Forum$500 budget upgrade - i5 750, i7 860 , or Phenom II x4 Forum----i7 860 ---- Overclocking guidance needed. ForumIssues choosing CPU: 750, 860 or 920. (first time builder) ForumI7 860 or i7 920 OR wait for 2010? ForumNew I7 860 build ForumCore i7- 860 Gaming Build (Sub $1k) ForumFixed Voltage ForumQuestion about LGA 775 cooler backplate adhesive tape. More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !