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My i5-2500k temps acting up.

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March 22, 2011 9:54:40 PM

So if you guys are regulars here, you guys have seen my previous posts here and there about my new rig.

here's the basic sit-rep.

Following mrface's overclocking guide, I overclocked my chip to 4500mhz on 1.21 volts with vdroop on High STABLE.

Now that is a very good voltage..

However, my temperatures do not seem to agree so.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/hgkim90/load....

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/hgkim90/idle....

my temps seem to be way higher than it should be considering such a low voltage! (With hyper 212+)

What is going on???? :( 



For the last week, I've been trying to figure this overclocking thing out, and it's really kicking my ass.

So I uploaded pics I just took from my bios, anyone please tell me what's going on!!



http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/hgkim90/photo...

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/hgkim90/photo...

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March 22, 2011 10:12:52 PM

What are your ambient temps and is your heatsink correctly mounted? I have a feeling that your heatsink isn't mounted correctly.
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March 22, 2011 10:25:41 PM

jprahman said:
What are your ambient temps and is your heatsink correctly mounted? I have a feeling that your heatsink isn't mounted correctly.


Yes, I believe it is mounted correctly. I re-mounted my hsf using the credit card method, as evenly spread out of a thin layer I can possibly do.

My ambient temp is ~70F (21c)

My temps DO seem to be oddly high, right?
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March 22, 2011 10:36:13 PM

Yep, they seem high.
The fact that you "re-mounted it" also makes me think you should re-check it and remove then reinstall the heat-sink.

The "Credit card method" is how I always apply my thermal paste and I find it works very well - so I don't believe that has anything to do with your problem.

If you get really stuck, then a good test might be to temporarily remove the over-clocking and purely as a test, install the original Intel heatsink, run the CPU on default settings and see how the temperatures look - maybe you have an issue with the Heat-sink itself? Is the surface of the heatsink badly deformed or anything...


Just throwing ideas out there...
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March 22, 2011 10:36:35 PM

Yeah those temps are some what high. I have the same ambient temps as you using oc genie running prime 95 torture test for 4-5 hours i get around 55-60c at 1.35v at 4.2ghz but my voltage is higher then yours. This is using oc genie though. What kind of case do you have do you have good airflow?

Here are my specs.

i5 2500k 4.2ghz oc genie 1.3volts
msi p67a gd65 b3
corsair 4gigs 1.5v 1600mhz
corsair 850hx power supply
Prolimatech Armageddon 2 140mm fans in push pull
Lian-li mid tower 1 140mm intake and 1 120mm exhaust Excalibur fan.
GTX 295 Gpu.

I haven't really messed with my overclocking only thing i did was use oc genie. But i don't like how high my voltages are just to run at 4.2ghz..So i went back to stock settings. I get the feeling that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus reached it's limit somewhat. Also the Hyper 212 plus shines when they have 2 really good 120mm cfm fans on them.
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March 22, 2011 10:43:54 PM

muz_j said:
Yep, they seem high.
The fact that you "re-mounted it" also makes me think you should re-check it and remove then reinstall the heat-sink.

The "Credit card method" is how I always apply my thermal paste and I find it works very well - so I don't believe that has anything to do with your problem.

If you get really stuck, then a good test might be to temporarily remove the over-clocking and purely as a test, install the original Intel heatsink, run the CPU on default settings and see how the temperatures look - maybe you have an issue with the Heat-sink itself? Is the surface of the heatsink badly deformed or anything...


Just throwing ideas out there...


Ok, if I have time, I will try to re-do it later this week, and probably put up a video of me doing that. The heat-sink is about a month old and I don't think the Cooler master thermal paste has a cure time like the as5 so I am really stumped.
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March 22, 2011 10:46:34 PM

Bigmac80 said:
Yeah those temps are some what high. I have the same ambient temps as you using oc genie running prime 95 torture test for 4-5 hours i get around 55-60c at 1.35v at 4.2ghz but my voltage is higher then yours. This is using oc genie though. What kind of case do you have do you have good airflow?

Here are my specs.

i5 2500k 4.2ghz oc genie 1.3volts
msi p67a gd65 b3
corsair 4gigs 1.5v 1600mhz
corsair 850hx power supply
Prolimatech Armageddon 2 140mm fans in push pull
Lian-li mid tower 1 140mm intake and 1 120mm exhaust Excalibur fan.
GTX 295 Gpu.

I haven't really messed with my overclocking only thing i did was use oc genie. But i don't like how high my voltages are just to run at 4.2ghz..So i went back to stock settings. I get the feeling that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus reached it's limit somewhat. Also the Hyper 212 plus shines when they have 2 really good 120mm cfm fans on them.



See, that's the thing. With my volts (so low) my temperatures should be way lower than it is. (~25c idle)

My theory is that I missed some of the BIOS settings I'm supposed to change, I'm hoping an expert in the forum can help me point to it.

Again, anyone please tell me if my BIOS seems off
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March 22, 2011 11:29:50 PM

soloby said:
See, that's the thing. With my volts (so low) my temperatures should be way lower than it is. (~25c idle)

My theory is that I missed some of the BIOS settings I'm supposed to change, I'm hoping an expert in the forum can help me point to it.

Again, anyone please tell me if my BIOS seems off


ATM im running prime 95 as i type i don't think my cpu can reach 4.5ghz cause when i set it to 45 in bios and cpu z it's still showing 4.2ghz :( ...atm my cpu is clocked at 4.2ghz and my voltage is at 1.248volts....

It looks like you have the same motherboard and cpu as me...Here's a video of pcwizkid showing his settings on the same board cpu...i just followed his direction cause it shows you on youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YtSpckyfe0



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March 23, 2011 12:45:58 AM

K i just did a torture test prime 95 for about 45mins...Running my i5 2500k at 4.2ghz using 1.2volts...My room temp is around 65F and i got around 50c average using prime 95 for 45mins.

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March 23, 2011 12:56:08 AM

Bigmac80 said:
K i just did a torture test prime 95 for about 45mins...Running my i5 2500k at 4.2ghz using 1.2volts...My room temp is around 65F and i got around 50c average using prime 95 for 45mins.



hey, I checked out your video and I could not find EIST or Intel C-State to disable which was the only difference between yours and mine.

If it's not too much trouble, can you post your bios' picture so I can compare it with mine?

I'm still hoping someone can say, "hey, you should change this!" or something
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March 23, 2011 1:00:32 AM

Here's a picture of my prime 95 torture test at 4.2ghz using 1.2volts for 45mins

It's not a real clear picture though i tried my best lol..

http://s1135.photobucket.com/albums/m633/savator80/?act...

Oh i think the intel c-state is not in the overclock setting it's in the Green power setting i believe...For EIST it should be in overclocking bios its near where you enable turbo boost...This is actually my 1st time overclocking it manually lol..you made me want to overclock manually instead of using oc genie...so far i got good results at 1.2volts...i believe i can lower my voltage even lower then 1.2volts and get 4.2ghz...i'll try it next time lol...But anyways good luck on your overclocking...Also what kind of fans do you have on your heatsink and what case are you using? I'm using the Prolimatech Armageddon heatsink with 2 140mm 80cfm fans in a push pull setup..and my rear exhaust is the cooler master excalibur at 83cfm...
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