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Vcore & MB Temp

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January 18, 2011 6:19:07 PM

Ok. I reseated and reapplied my thermal paste to my chip/heatsink. I have the following setup:
Core i7 920 @ 3.35ghz
GTS 250 SLI (my GTX 570 is in the mail)
6GB 1333mhz (which is why I can't really OC higher - Dominator incoming)
Asetek LCLC (Noctua NH will come in February)
Evga x58 SLI LE
NZXT ZERO 2 Case

A while back I was having trouble. My idle temps were in the mid 40's and when I ran Prime95 I would get up to the 80-90C range in like 20mins. After reseating/reapplying the paste my idle temps are only down to 39-42C BUT after 40mins - 1hr of Prime95 I only hit the upper 60's. I assume once I get the Noctua these will go down some.

My Vcore is set to 1.175v but in Cpu-z it never gets that high. It floats in the 1.16 range. I just want to make sure that my voltage is high enough. I haven't seen any instability issues right now so I assuming it's ok.

I think the temps are ok because during gaming I am only on ~25% load tops and they don't even drive my cores above 55C. My MBoard seems to hit around 48C but I think that is ok as well isn't it?

My major problem is I have 4 possible fan slots on my door but can only use 2 due to the size of the grill on the Asetek LCLC blocking the use of 2.

Basically, I just want to know if all is well in my OC land. Advice?

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January 18, 2011 6:22:06 PM

Your temps are perfectly fine

As long as your CPU-Z clock speed is showing a solid 3.35 ghz reading under 100% load on all 4 cores (or 8 threads if you have HT on), then you are getting enough voltage
January 18, 2011 6:24:19 PM

Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I'll verify tonight that it is and if not at least now I'll now how to ensure the voltage is high enough.
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