i7 930 w/ Arctic Freezer 7 heatsink
XFX 5850 XXX
OCZ Gold 1600mhz
Corsair 750w PS
Antec 300 Illusion case
As the title states this is my first time OC my system. I didn't want to go too crazy at first so I have overclocked it to 3.2 GHz. Before OC BIOS said it idled at 34C which is what Realtemp always showed. Now that I have overclocked, BIOS hardware manager reports 36C at idle but idle temps from Realtemp are showing 43C. At load for a few minutes it gets to about 75C and I get scared and stop prime95. Can anyone explain this?
I normally go with the hottest. Core temps should be more accurate as that is coming straight from Intel's sensors on the CPU. CPU temp is from the Mobo sensors. Either however could be miscalibrated/misread.
I dont understand how people are getting such low temps!!! people are saying low 60s is standard for OC of 3.5+ at full load and I have reseated my heatsink/ made sure my I had good airflow more times than I can count trying to achieve these temps. I'm like 15' off.
Excellent question. Back a couple pages is the answer. "Average" load does not mean a light load:
Recorded temps were as reported via CoreTemp's "Temp Log". Average load temps were taken after 15 minutes of running Prime95 “small fft” and are taken directly from CoreTemp’s temperature text file. Excel was used to average the results of all cores. Idle temps were taken 15 minutes after Load testing ceased. Motherboard temperatures were recorded using SpeedFan. All CPU throttling technology was disabled in the BIOS; as was all CPU fan speed control.
The article suggested by ext64 states that the Cooler master Hyper 212+ beats the V10. My computer shop sells the V10 for $150 and the hyper 212+ for $38. A $38 cooler beats a $150 cooler? Are these accurate? Im aware that price doesn't mean everything but this seems ludicrous. Thanks guys
Unfortunately they don't have a V10 I think. I couldn't really find another comprehensive review of it, but my guess is that it is good, but not $150 good. I do feel confident saying the Hyper 212+ is one of the best perf/$, due to its excellent performance and low $30 price tag.