Hey guys. i have a little problem i was hoping someone would be able to shed some light on.
i have just purchased a new rig with an i5 760 on a P7P55-M motherboard and a Akasa venom cpu cooler. when using prime 95 my max temp after 30 mins is 50 degrees at 1000rpm on my cpu fan.
When altering the fan speed to max in the bios and running Prime95 for 30 mins the temps are exactly the same, with a 1,700rpm on my cpu fan.
Also i had my cpu professionally oc'd by OCUK over the phone and my temps were in the high 90's on a safe OC that they use all the time.
i know there is something wrong here but i dont know what.
You say that 50 degrees are you load temps? Thats good. If you say 90 are you load overclock temps, well then they must have given you a very aggressive OC, thats getting to an unsafe range for CPU health. What was it overclocked to and at what voltage? Did you apply your own thermal compound?
If they built it, there might be something wrong with the thermal paste they applied. I suggest either applying your own thermal paste, or taking it back to them and making them look at it. The latter might not work as well since it does run at good temps without an OC, so that might not be their fault.
i see. it may just be the paste. i will re apply the paste and see what happens i guess.
just to add i have lowered my cpu voltage to 1.16v, changed my DRAM tmings to auto and have the multiplier set to 190 x 20.0. at 3.8ghz with prime95 blend test after 30 mins the max temp is 65 degrees.
65 degrees is fairly decent for load. However the stock voltage for the i5 i believe is 1.2 volts, so putting it that low should cause instability. Id recommend something along the line of 1.25 volts, and maybe 3.4 GHz. Try to get it as high as possible, while staying under 70 degrees, and keeping it stable.