Hello folks, before I started doing some light OC, I wanted to make sure that my system was stable at stock settings, without any after market cooling devices.
My h/w specification goes like this:
CPU - Core i7 920 D0 Stepping 2.67 GHz
Motherboard - MSI Pro-E
RAM- Corsair 6 Gb kit 1333 MHz 1.5V
Video card- Nvidia 9500 GT 1 Gb
Hard drives- WD 500 Gb X 2
Operating system- Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit
PSU- Corsair VX450W
I ran Mprime (the linux port of Prime95) for an hour without any issues. The temperatures were as follows:
Idle: CPU: 25-26
Load: CPU: 84
I know that IOH temps are high at idle(known issue among MSI Pro-E boards), but am getting an Antec Spot Cool fan to fix that.
However what I want to know is that at full load, isn't the CPU temp too high ? My system didn't crash, but since I am new to this subject, please let me know what you think.
Also, is there a possibility of slightly OCing the system, say up to 3 GHz, with the stock cooler, or should I start saving for a good CPU cooler ?
open up your side panel and see if it improves temps. Make sure your cooler is fitted onto the motherboard. Alos save for a good coler like the hyper 212+, It's 30 dollars and offers great cooling for i7