I7 3770k Temps

I finally got my setup running and all seems to be well. I have not overclocked. The i7 seems to be around is 34 degrees or lower on idle (RealTemp), up to a maximum 74 degrees flat out rendering or prime95.

I just wondered if these temperatures seem to be OK given my setup?

Thanks in advance for any advice
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  1. Hi,

    Your temps under load are just ok, I usually recommend a max temp of 75C under load, so you haven't really got any room for overclocking there.
  2. Rustyy117 said:
    Hi,

    Your temps under load are just ok, I usually recommend a max temp of 75C under load, so you haven't really got any room for overclocking there.


    Thanks for the reply

    I am thinking of putting some new thermal paste on the CPU sometime, as I did have to turn the cooler round (Before running the CPU) after I realized it would not fit in the case the way i planned, I wonder if this may have made the supplied paste to be slightly uneven.
  3. The paste is probably fine, its worth checking though. I am guessing that you don't have very good case ventilation or you heatsink is not sufficient. I am running my 3770k at 4.5ghz with a modified Zalman 320 h2o cooler and at the lowest fan settings, my temps are in the 70s C fully loaded. What are your full system specs?
  4. maestro0428 said:
    The paste is probably fine, its worth checking though. I am guessing that you don't have very good case ventilation or you heatsink is not sufficient. I am running my 3770k at 4.5ghz with a modified Zalman 320 h2o cooler and at the lowest fan settings, my temps are in the 70s C fully loaded. What are your full system specs?



    My system: i7-3770K Asus P8Z77-M PRO Sapphire Radeon HD7750 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2 ANTEC One + Plus 1 front case fan. My CPU had to be mounted the opposite way to what I would have liked, it is just below the top exhaust fan in the case. Please see my previous post for a picture. Thanks
  5. maestro0428 said:
    The paste is probably fine, its worth checking though. I am guessing that you don't have very good case ventilation or you heatsink is not sufficient. I am running my 3770k at 4.5ghz with a modified Zalman 320 h2o cooler and at the lowest fan settings, my temps are in the 70s C fully loaded. What are your full system specs?


    ^ Agreed.

    I doubt the thermal paste is the problem unless it's been applied really badly.

    Having a look at a review for the Arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2 reveals it to be a pretty mediocre cooler so I expect your temps are high because of this and the less than optimal air flow in your case (if I've understood it correctly).
  6. Rustyy117 said:
    ^ Agreed.

    I doubt the thermal paste is the problem unless it's been applied really badly.

    Having a look at a review for the Arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2 reveals it to be a pretty mediocre cooler so I expect your temps are high because of this and the less than optimal air flow in your case (if I've understood it correctly).


    I am considering changing the Freezer Pro for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, which seems to get decent reviews for the price. I wonder if it will fit in my case with my setup
    though.
  7. strangesteve said:
    I am considering changing the Freezer Pro for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, which seems to get decent reviews for the price. I wonder if it will fit in my case with my setup
    though.


    What case do you have?
  8. Rustyy117 said:
    What case do you have?


    ANTEC One. But the Asus P8Z77-M PRO seems to be an odd layout compared to some systems.
  9. Ah yeah you did mention that before (how did I miss that...)

    Anyway going by the dimensions and the fact other people have successfully installed the 212 evo in the Antec one I would say it'll fit.

    The mobo looks like a pretty standard MicroATX board to me.
  10. Rustyy117 said:
    Ah yeah you did mention that before (how did I miss that...)

    Anyway going by the dimensions and the fact other people have successfully installed the 212 evo in the Antec one I would say it'll fit.

    The mobo looks like a pretty standard MicroATX board to me.


    I put together an i5 with the non pro version of this board, and the layout was a lot easier to arrange, different case though, a Sonata IV.
  11. strangesteve said:
    I put together an i5 with the non pro version of this board, and the layout was a lot easier to arrange, different case though, a Sonata IV.


    Ah right ok, well the 212 evo should work fine with your current mobo and case, I would just make sure you install the EPS 4/8 pin before the cooler ;)
  12. Rustyy117 said:
    Ah right ok, well the 212 evo should work fine with your current mobo and case, I would just make sure you install the EPS 4/8 pin before the cooler ;)


    Thanks for the info

    Do you think the 212 would be more efficient with my setup?
  13. strangesteve said:
    Thanks for the info

    Do you think the 212 would be more efficient with my setup?


    Yep it's a more efficient cooler and very good considering the low cost.
  14. Rustyy117 said:
    Yep it's a more efficient cooler and very good considering the low cost.


    Thanks for the help
  15. Fitted the 212 evo today

    I have overclocked to 4223.80 just using AI Suite. My temperatures are now at a maximum 76 degrees flat out with Prime which is less heat than I was getting without overclocking with the other CPU cooler. So I am happy enough with that.

    Thanks all for the advice
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