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I7 3770K Heat Issue

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December 7, 2012 7:06:24 AM

i'm not sure if i should continue the prime95. i'm concerned for the heat. it's been running for 3 hours. The maximum temparature as you see is being reached every now and then. right now the average is mostly between 90 and 99c.

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December 7, 2012 7:30:34 AM

That temperature is much too high for comfort. Your CPU cooler is obviously not able to handle such a high OC. Lower the voltage (and multiplier until stable).
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December 7, 2012 7:33:27 AM

Ivy Bridge is a bear when it comes to heat, your overclock seems a bit too aggressive, and rene13cross is right, you need a better CPU cooler.
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December 7, 2012 7:57:39 AM

thanks very much.

i'm using a cooler master evo. anyway I reduced clock to 4.6 ghz. voltage I didn't touch. kept it on auto.now the temp seem between 60 and 81.

should I run this prime95 for 24 hour? is it really necessary? I don't play games, i'm a heavy photoshop user.
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December 7, 2012 8:14:55 AM

prodipx said:
thanks very much.

i'm using a cooler master evo. anyway I reduced clock to 4.6 ghz. voltage I didn't touch. kept it on auto.now the temp seem between 60 and 81.

should I run this prime95 for 24 hour? is it really necessary? I don't play games, i'm a heavy photoshop user.

First of all, voltage has the biggest effect on heat. Frequency, you'll be surprised to hear, not so much...

Second, using the auto voltage setting of your mobo will put your voltage waaay too high. Set the voltages yourself.

Here's my quick guide to OCing:
1. Set voltage boosts to minimum.
2. Set target frequency.
3. Test OC stability using Prime95.
4. If system crashes, increase voltage and go to step 3. If temps too high (>80C), decrease frequency and voltage and go to step 3.
5. If Prime95 passes for ~1hr with sub 80C temps, you've got a healthy, stable OC.
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December 7, 2012 8:21:07 AM

i'm not so expert rene :(  if you would suggest me what voltage should i start with. i have no clue.
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December 7, 2012 8:24:10 AM

Well first of all, what mobo do you have? While you're at it, post your entire system specs.
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December 7, 2012 8:31:00 AM

mobo: Gigabyte z77-d3h
intel i7 3770k
16gig kingston hyperx 1600mhz 4 modules

i will go manually put the voltage to 1.15 and see how it goes.
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December 7, 2012 10:33:39 PM

I really appreciate your help. now that links seems even more aggressive :) 

it seems at 4.5ghz heat and everything is stable. i tried to tune the voltage earlier but strangely my bios freezes in 2/3 seconds everytime. i had to act quick to load an older profile to make it work. 4.6 ghz also produced a lot heat. i mean it went over 80c.
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