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Confused About OC...

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October 26, 2012 6:40:18 PM

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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October 26, 2012 6:42:30 PM

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
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October 27, 2012 12:47:04 AM

try update bios
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October 28, 2012 8:15:10 PM

What is your Delta-T (Ambient Temp)? What temperature monitoring software are you using? I would suggest downloading speed v4.46...Heny may be onto something as well could be botched sensors
October 28, 2012 9:05:37 PM

Ambient is 23C.

Using RealTemp, CoreTemp, HWinfo64 and SpeedFan separately.

Load temps are fine and playing a CPU-intensive game like Guild Wars 2 or BF3 only causes temps of 55C or so (with 65-80% load).

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October 28, 2012 9:09:43 PM

I wouldn't worry then those temps look great...Keep on gaming and don't sweat it.
October 28, 2012 9:20:20 PM

Thanks a lot.
October 28, 2012 9:21:01 PM

Best answer selected by LogicalOne.