Solved What Temps should I expect? Tags: Heatsinks Thermal Compound Overclocking Last response: February 5, 2010 11:04 PM in Overclocking Share mtnboydl January 30, 2010 7:42:08 PM Hey all...just finished my build last night, and I'm wondering what sort of temps I should be expecting from it all if the thermal paste is set properly. Core i7-975 @ stock clocks Cooler Master V8 heatsink Arctic Cooling 5 thermal paste I'm running Prime95 and getting temps maxing out at 60C. Doesn't that seem a little high? More about : temps expect | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution overshocked Overclocking Expert January 30, 2010 7:46:45 PM 60c seems fine. The V8 isnt the best cooler in the world. I usually get 58c when loaded using the h50. And similar temps when using the Core contact freezer. Now overclock it! | Report abuse JackNaylorPE Overclocking Authority January 30, 2010 7:55:43 PM Tried lowering CPU Voltage ? On my son's box (920 OC'd for everyday use to 3.7), we dropped the CPU voltage from 1.250 to 1.125 and got a significant temp drop. BTW, If this is a fresh build I'd consider exchanging that 1066 memory for 1600 so you can overclock a bit better. | Report abuse overshocked Overclocking Expert January 30, 2010 8:11:58 PM ^ well he is running a EE chip so he can just change the cpu multi rather than changing the bclock. But still at some point you will need to raise the base clock. So i would exchange it for 1600 mhz ram. | Report abuse mtnboydl February 5, 2010 11:04:14 PM Best answer selected by mtnboydl. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>What Temps should I expect?> Related ressources: ForumWhat reasonable OC should I expect from my i5-3570K ForumWhat temps can I expect from a Zalman9700? ForumWhat should I expect from putting Arctic Cooling MX-4 on my GPU? ForumWhat type of CPU overclocking potential should I expect ? ForumCustom W/C system only 120 rad. What to expect vs H50 ForumHow much should I expect ? ForumWhat should we expect from Crysis 3? ForumWhat should I realistically expect with 802.11n? ForumPhenom II x4 965 stock voltages and temps - What should they Be? ForumHD6770M - What performance should I expect on this laptop? ForumUpgrading now or wait?? what gains should I expect ForumUpgraded to 4890 what can i expect ? ForumWhat can you expect from CrossFire/SLI ForumMy first try, What can I expect ? ForumIs this what I should expect from Assassin's Creed: Revelations? ForumWhat kind of temps /oc can I expect with a ZALMAN 9500A-LED ForumSo what life expectancy can I expect ? ForumPentium D 805 build. What can I expect in the real world. ForumCrossfire HD7870 x8 questions? ForumWhat speed can I get with an Nforce750i and a Q6700? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !