I have recently OC'ed my i7 930 to 3.8 Ghz--stable; however, the temps are really weird IMO.
Idle is 40-45C but 100% load using OCCT, Prime 95 and Intel BurnTest never surpasses 65-70C? Why are my idle temps so high but my load temps normal (these are CORE temps BTW--my CPU temp is 30-32C idle and 55-60C 100% load)? I don't throttle down my CPU fan speed so I'm confused.
The thing that is weirder still is that my CORE temps are only 3-5C lower when I don't OC. I don't think my HS/Fan is bad (Dark Knight), I recently cleaned it but my core temps are always in the high 30's, low 40's.
Any ideas? Also, should I look at CORE temps or CPU temps?
Thanks in advance.
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BTW--rest of my specs:
12 GB Triple-Channel 1600 Mhz Corsair. GTX 670 2 GB Cooler Master 850 W PSU Asus P6X58D-E MoBo