High temps, is it cause I don't have enough rads/bad rads?

I have an XSPC RX240(2x120mm 1200RPM) + an RX120(1x120mm 1500RPM)

I've only got the CPU In the loop as of yet, it's an i7-2600k OC'd to 4.6GHz (Stock voltage) from Pirform Speccy my temps are 33oC at idle

To me this doesn't seem right :/
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  1. What are your ambient (room) temperatures? How do you have the airflow set up in the case?

    To me it seems about normal - OCed chips put out more ambient heat when idle, so a slight increase in the idle temps is expected.

    Idle temps also don't tell you much because your cooling is not as effective at lower temps. What will give you a better indicator of your cooling are your idle temps. You should run an Intel Burn test or the like to figure out what you hit as your 100% load temp.
  2. If i use Prime95 i hit 49 - 53oc

    The 2 1200rpm are bringing air into the case through the rad (Top mounted)
    1500RPM exhaust on the back
    the 120mm has air being blown over the rad, out through the bottom of the case

    800rpm 200mm fans on the side and front bringing air in.

    I'm not to sure of the ambient temps of my room (No thermometer)

    One of my friends is using an AMD chip (Not sure which) OC'd to 5.0GHz (granted he has a Noctua cooler) and he rarely goes over 30oc
  3. Quote:
    ...33oC at idle...

    Quote:
    If i use Prime95 i hit 49 - 53oc


    This is just about right...absolutely normal.

    Quote:
    One of my friends is using an AMD chip (Not sure which) OC'd to 5.0GHz (granted he has a Noctua cooler) and he rarely goes over 30oc


    AMD to Intel clock-for-clock isn't an apples to apples comparison by any means. There is a lot more that goes into processor speed and processing power by generation, make and model.
  4. Those are completely normal temps

    Quote:
    One of my friends is using an AMD chip (Not sure which) OC'd to 5.0GHz (granted he has a Noctua cooler) and he rarely goes over 30oc

    That must be idle, because AMDs chips run significantly hotter than Intels (with the exception of the LGA 1366 chip).
  5. He does have one of these :P http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1212/noctua_nhd14_001.jpg

    When we were both using Prime 95 he was on temps that were lower than mine
  6. 360mm of rad space should wipe the floor with his Noctua ;)

    Keep in mind that AMD chips use significantly more power than the i7s (125W vs 95W) and yours is also at stock voltage.
  7. IsaacKingsley said:
    If i use Prime95 i hit 49 - 53oc


    Im at 62 - 68C on air @ 4.6 Ghz under CoreTemp, HT and all other BIOS features enabled. ...

    I'd guess your individual coretemps are about 7 - 10C higher ?
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