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September 12, 2012 3:19:20 AM

i7 2600k @ 4.5
Asus P8Z77-I
Phanteks air cooler (basically the NH-D14 but better looking)
IC Diamond thermal compound

First off, I hate the UEFI bios on this board. My last PC had a Q6600 on a P5Q Pro board and I found that much simpler to OC. Anyway after running prime95 for a little while, I noticed my temps peak at 64 68 69 68 and my voltage hit about 1.39 and I could be wrong but this just seems a bit high.

Am I wrong, or is that a normal temp? If it's high, any suggestions for what's wrong? Voltage too high? (and how would I lower it in this BIOS?) I applied the ICD improperly? Something's wrong with my fans? I heard 0 difference in fan speed at load and idle, and don't have manual control, so I'm thinking this.

Any help is appreciated.

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a b K Overclocking
September 12, 2012 5:55:52 PM

69C is fine, those chips are good to around 70C

i find traditional bios easier to move around, being controlled with only the arrow keys :p 
September 13, 2012 2:00:17 PM

They're actually good to quite a bit more, I just assumed that buying one of the best air coolers out there would keep my temps a bit lower than they are. Even running stock speed at load seemed a bit high, though I don't remember the exact temps. I'm thinking maybe the ICD, maybe voltage, maybe I'm entirely wrong and these temps are perfect. I know the case and it's airflow affect it too, and even though I'm using a Prodigy, it has a 230 up front so it should have more than enough airflow.

And yes, old bios were nicer, this thing is highly unintuitive, IMHO.
September 23, 2012 11:41:58 PM

My one and only bump. Any more input? :(