I'm rather new to the whole overclocking thing. I've read tons of guides, and think I get it (To a certain extent.)
I've gotten my 2700k from the stock 3.5 to 4.5.. But now I'm hitting issues.
So first off, my idle temps seem high, but I'm not sure what the norm for this processor are...
38-40 degree's idle, 65-72 when running blend with prime95
Are those normal? High? I've got the antec df-85 with all the possible fans I can have, and even have the Cooler master hyper 212+ evo. My old i5 was significantly cooler... Could I have seated the heatsink wrong? (I'm always paranoid when it comes to seating that damn thing)
Current VCore is 1.3... Which also seems to be a bit high to be stable with 4.5, but I'm a total newb =S
And if someone could actually point me to an OC guide... There are tons out there, and many of them seem outdated =S
And ... don't wory about idle temps. Load temps are the critical ones. And yours are at the high edge of acceptable.
And I think you misunderstand about the CM Hyper 212+. The 212+ (Evo or not) is not an excellent cooler. It is so popular because it is a very good cooler at an excellent price. An excellent cooler would probably lower your load temps by 5 - 7 C, but cost twice as much.