hi everyone, I would like to ask if my temps are just normal for my OC'ed Q9550. Im using Core Temp and my core temps at 100% load is: highest - 72-68-71-69, average is 66-68 deg cel. I've oc'ed my q9550 to 3.9 GHz and using a cooler master v10 and a cooler master haf 932 for the case. Are these temps normal for an OC'ed CPU at full load? or should I lower my OC to get better/safer temps? Thanks! =)
Note 2: SpeedFan - Very flexible and configurable, SpeedFan is the preferred temperature monitoring utility because Tcase and Tjunction can be Calibrated. SpeedFan detects and labels thermal sensors according to various motherboard, chipset and super I/O chip configurations, so the label for Tcase can be CPU, Temp 1, Temp 2, or Temp 3. Even if Tcase is labeled as CPU, it is still necessary to confirm the identity of Tcase prior to performing Calibrations.
Repeatedly start and stop Prime95 Small FFT's at 15 second intervals, while observing which SpeedFan temperature scales with an Idle to Load Delta similar to the Cores. This will identify the label corresponding to Tcase. Labels can later be renamed using the Configure button. See Section 11.
If a temperature shows a flame icon, this indicates alarm limits which require adjustment. Use the Configure button to set CPU and Core temp alarms to Warm Scale. If a temperature shows Aux 127, this is simply an unassigned input which can be disabled using the Configure button. See Section 11.
Section 11: Offsets
SpeedFan can be configured to correct for inaccurate Tcase (CPU or Temp x) and Tjunction (Core x).
(A) From the Readings tab, click on the Configure button, then click on the Advanced tab, and click on the Chip field, directly under the tabs.
(B) Next, go to SpeedFan's installation Program Group, and click on the Help and HOW-TO Icon. This help file can also be found by searching for the filename speedfan.chm.
(C) Under Contents, click on How to configure, then click on How to set Advanced Options. Read this section, including Other interesting options, with emphasis on Temperature x offset.
(D) If additional help is needed, click on the following link to SpeedFan's homepage, then click on the Support, Articles, Screenshots and F.A.Q. tabs: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
When CPU and Core Offsets have been completed, SpeedFan will be accurate. SpeedFan is also extremely useful for observing temperatures and Vcore using the Charts tab, while thermal benchmarking with Prime95 Small FFT's.
(A) Tcase may be labeled as CPU, Temp 1, Temp 2 or Temp 3, but is most frequently labeled as Temp 2. Follow Section 8, Note 2 to correctly identify which label corresponds to Tcase.
(B) Tjunction is labeled Core 0, Core 1, etc.
(C) Graphics Processors are labeled Core.
(D) Graphics Cards which display a sensor labeled Ambient, must not be used for measuring room temperature.
(E) SpeedFan flame Icons are alarm limits which can be adjusted to Warm Scale using the Configure button.
(F) SpeedFan Aux 127 is an unassigned input which can be disabled using the Configure button.
(G) Core 0 typically carries heavier loads and higher temps during single threaded gaming and applications, so SpeedFan should be configured to "Show in Tray" Core 0.
... Core 0-3 my Tjunction?..
... what does "stepping" mean?
It refers to the maturity of the fabrication process. For example, G0 Stepping is newer than C1 Stepping.