Hey Everyone, I've been reading alot of threads on here, and everyone seems really helpful & knowledgeable! I just built a new gaming pc and my specs are as follows:
CPU: I5-2500K OC @ 4.3 (done automatically with AI SUITE ii)
MOBO: P8P67-PRO REV 3.1 (RUNNING LATEST BIOS)
GPU: MSI 560 TI TWIN FROZER 11%OC
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHZ 8GB (2X4)
SSD: OCZ AGILITY 3 60GB (LOADS OS + STEAM)
HDD: WD BLUE 500GB
COOLER: CM HYPER 212+ EVO (PUSH/PULL) Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
CASE: HAF X 922
PSU: ANTEC ECO 620W
FAN SETUP : TOP 200MM EXHAUST, REAR 120MM EXHAUST, FRONT 200MM INTAKE, BOTTOM 120MM INTAKE
W/ Prime 95 running I'm getting load temps of 60-61c on 3 cores, and one core loads @ 57c (Realtemp), I thought my load temps would be much lower w/ my setup, and I eventually wanted to manually overclock to 4.5+, but my temps seem alittle high...I've already reseated my hyper 212 once already using the dot method again, but it didn't change the temps. So my 2 questions are:
A) Why do I have one core running consistently 5c cooler than the rest of my cores? Is it my method of applying the thermal paste? Or maybe my screws?
B) Can I safely overclock to 4.5+ with these currents temps & the setup I Have?
Wow thank you for the quick reply! I know I shouldn't* compare my temps with other peoples specs because every i5-2500k is alittle different, but I've seen alot of people with identical setups with load temps around 52c w/o the extra fan on the hyper 212+ and I found it unusual that mine were higher with the extra fan.
I actually did try that, and my temps stayed nearly identical! I had alittle trouble lining up the brackets on the hyper 212+ evo the first time...I used alittle bit more force than I expected to get one of the screws to lineup properly. I did a better job the 2nd time though. Could I of damaged the surface of my cpu?