Intel i7 2600k @ 4,3Ghz | Optimal temperature?

So, i just need some advice, While im currently doing this torture test with prime95, the CPU temperature is currently maxed at 68-69 Celcius. On bios screen, it's around 18-23 Celcius and "idle" with some stuff open is from 23 to 40 Celcius.

Is this all right in long term or should i change something? For example, i'm not sure about the Graphic cards though, but they've been stable for month with these settings. Default core clock for those cards were 860 Mhz. No crashes so far though.

My setup:

Case: Coolermasters HAF 932
Cooling System of my case:

Quote:
Front: 230 x 30 mm red LED fan x 1 / 700 rpm / 19 dBA
Side: 230 x 30 mm standard fan x 1 / 700 rpm / 19 dBA (supports 120 mm fan x 4)
Top: 230 x 30 mm fan x 1 / 700 rpm / 19 dBA
(supports 120 mm fan x 3 /
120 mm fan x 1 + 230 x 30 mm fan x 1)
Rear: 140 x 25 mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA
(supports 140 mm fan)


Other components:

2x Nvidia 560 TI Point of View (SLI enabled)
(Both: Core Voltage: 1075, Core Clock @ 920 MHz, Memory clock @ 2040 Mhz)

Intel i7-2600k (Overclocked to 4,3Ghz)
Noctua NH-D14 cooler
Corsair Force 3 SSD (120 GB)
16 GB 2000 Mhz RAM
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  1. The lower the temp the better, but 70C under max load isn't bad for a 2600k.

    Your GPU voltage seems just a tad high for to me for a 24/7 OC though.

    What voltage are you feeding the 2600k?
  2. HWmonitor.txt

    Hardware Monitors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hardware monitor Nuvoton NCT6776
    Voltage 0 1.25 Volts [0x9C] (CPU VCORE)
    Voltage 1 1.02 Volts [0x7F] (VIN1)
    Voltage 2 3.39 Volts [0xD4] (AVCC)
    Voltage 3 3.38 Volts [0xD3] (3VCC)
    Voltage 4 1.02 Volts [0x80] (VIN4)
    Voltage 6 0.58 Volts [0x49] (VIN6)
    Temperature 0 28°C (82°F) [0x1C] (SYSTIN)
    Temperature 1 60°C (140°F) [0x188] (CPUTIN)
    Temperature 2 52°C (124°F) [0x67] (AUXTIN)
    Temperature 3 64°C (147°F) [0x40] (TMPIN3)
    Fan 0 1157 RPM [0x485] (SYSFANIN)
    Fan 1 1284 RPM [0x504] (CPUFANIN)
    Fan 2 651 RPM [0x28B] (AUXFANIN0)
    Fan 3 683 RPM [0x2AB] (AUXFANIN1)
    Fan 4 1157 RPM [0x485] (AUXFANIN2)
    Register space LPC, base address = 0x0290

    00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F
    00 04 EE 04 AE 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    10 04 EE 00 EE AE EE FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 84 00 00
    20 9D 7F D4 D3 80 FF 49 1C FF FF FF DA 00 00 00 00
    30 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF FF
    40 03 FE 48 FF FF 00 3F FF 2D FF FF FF 18 05 00 A3
    50 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF C1 FF FF FF FF 05 00 FF
    60 00 FF FF FF FF 01 07 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    70 00 0A 00 40 00 40 00 40 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    80 FF 03 1F 0F FF 3C 3C 3C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    90 0A 00 00 00 00 0A 0A 0A 0A AA EF 80 FF 40 46 C4
    A0 0E 01 00 00 FF 00 00 FF 00 00 80 66 66 06 01 01
    B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 28 00 1C 00 00 0C A8 80 C4 FF
    C0 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 06 FF FF FF FF FF
    D0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    E0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
    F0 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

    Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
    Voltage 0 0.95 Volts [0x3B6] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0 36°C (96°F) [0x24] (TMPIN0)
    Fan 0 1890 RPM [0x762] (FANIN0)
    Fan PWM 0 25 pc [0x19] (FANPWMIN0)

    Hardware monitor NVIDIA NVAPI
    Voltage 0 0.95 Volts [0x3B6] (VIN0)
    Temperature 0 32°C (89°F) [0x20] (TMPIN0)
    Fan 0 1800 RPM [0x708] (FANIN0)
    Fan PWM 0 25 pc [0x19] (FANPWMIN0)


    Processors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Number of processors 1
    Number of threads 8

    APICs
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 0
    -- Core 0
    -- Thread 0 0
    -- Thread 1 1
    -- Core 1
    -- Thread 0 2
    -- Thread 1 3
    -- Core 2
    -- Thread 0 4
    -- Thread 1 5
    -- Core 3
    -- Thread 0 6
    -- Thread 1 7

    Timers
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ACPI timer 3.580 MHz
    HPET timer 14.318 MHz
    Perf timer 3.331 MHz
    Sys timer 1.000 KHz


    Processors Information
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 4 (max 8)
    Number of threads 8 (max 16)
    Name Intel Core i7 2600K
    Codename Sandy Bridge
    Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Package (platform ID) Socket 1155 LGA (0x1)
    CPUID 6.A.7
    Extended CPUID 6.2A
    Core Stepping D2
    Technology 32 nm
    TDP Limit 95 Watts
    Core Speed 4314.6 MHz
    Multiplier x FSB 43.0 x 100.3 MHz
    Stock frequency 3400 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
    L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    L3 cache 8 MBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    FID/VID Control yes


    Turbo Mode supported, enabled
    Max non-turbo ratio 34x
    Max turbo ratio 59x
    Max efficiency ratio 16x
    Min Power 60 Watts
    O/C bins unlimited
    Ratio 1 core 59x
    Ratio 2 cores 59x
    Ratio 3 cores 59x
    Ratio 4 cores 59x
    TSC 3411.0 MHz
    APERF 4314.6 MHz
    MPERF 3411.1 MHz
  3. I had prime95 and it's torture test open while doing this .txt file above.

    I'm assuming it's 1.25v

    Quote:
    Your GPU voltage seems just a tad high for to me for a 24/7 OC though.


    Voltage is too much? what do you suggest then? :C default was 1050 i set it to 1075

    Edit: setted voltage to 1065 for now untill someone replies and gives me more info about this. core clock is still 920.
  4. 1.050v is the max I would go for a 24/7 OC. But My GTX 560 came with an 810 stock clock and .975 voltage. Your card came with a good bit of voltage stock.

    CPU-Z is probably the easy way to find core voltage (For your CPU). If it is 1.25v, then you are good to go.
  5. with 1050v and 860MHz (Memory 2000 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4259036

    With 1075v and 920MHz (memory 2040 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4257755

    Huge difference to me O.o
  6. stefeman said:
    with 1050v and 860MHz (Memory 2000 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4259036

    With 1075v and 920MHz (memory 2040 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4257755

    Huge difference to me O.o



    With a single GTX 560, I was able to run 920 at 1v. Now that I have two in SLI, I'm down to 890 @ 1v and only 860 @ .975.
  7. ok, i had prime95 torture test on the background lmao..

    New ones without prime95 running:

    with 1050v and 860MHz (Memory 2000 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4259303

    With 1075v and 920MHz (memory 2040 MHZ)
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4259262
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