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Temperature problem with mi 2600K

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July 28, 2011 1:40:00 AM

Hi,I'm not really sure if this is a problem or not, but I overclocked my core i7 2600K with the program that came with my Asus P8P67 LE and it's being reaching the 80°C when playing... Is it normal? The weird thing is that I'm using a nice PSU (corsair 650w 80plus bronze) and the heatsink is an artic cooling freezer 13... I think it shouldn't go beyond the 60°C. Any ideas of what might be happening? Thanks for your help :) 
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July 28, 2011 2:33:12 AM

It's one of two things:
1. Your CPU cooler isn't mounted correctly.
2. Your CPU cooler cannot handle the the speed/voltage combo you have chosen.

The first two reviews of the Freezer 13 showed that it was not a top-level cooler. Like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus it seems to be able to handle mild to moderate overclocks, but you would need a bigger hunk of metal for a real overclock.

We need more info though -- like the speed and voltage you're using.
July 28, 2011 3:14:06 AM

It says the cpu is running at 4.5GHz, is it too much?
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July 28, 2011 3:17:04 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
It's one of two things:
1. Your CPU cooler isn't mounted correctly.
2. Your CPU cooler cannot handle the the speed/voltage combo you have chosen.

The first two reviews of the Freezer 13 showed that it was not a top-level cooler. Like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus it seems to be able to handle mild to moderate overclocks, but you would need a bigger hunk of metal for a real overclock.

We need more info though -- like the speed and voltage you're using.


Also says that the voltage is 1.22V
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July 28, 2011 6:46:15 AM

yes thats the cause of your 80c temp, 4.5ghz is too much for an air cooler, no air cooler in this planet will cool a 4.5ghz i7cpu down to 60c. water cooling can.
i believe 4.2ghz is the maximum a cpu can be oc with a decent temp, @4.2ghz you should be having the best coolers, but at 4.5ghz, thats too much, it will kill your cpu.
July 28, 2011 5:15:15 PM

oby20 said:
yes thats the cause of your 80c temp, 4.5ghz is too much for an air cooler, no air cooler in this planet will cool a 4.5ghz i7cpu down to 60c. water cooling can.
i believe 4.2ghz is the maximum a cpu can be oc with a decent temp, @4.2ghz you should be having the best coolers, but at 4.5ghz, thats too much, it will kill your cpu.


I had it at 4.5 like for a week and I've been playing everyday like for 6 hours, do you think that at this point my cpu could have any damages?
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July 28, 2011 6:26:42 PM

jose1522 said:
I had it at 4.5 like for a week and I've been playing everyday like for 6 hours, do you think that at this point my cpu could have any damages?


for a week that is still acceptable, at 80c it wont damage the cpu, 90c or more will overheat, but if you continue having 80c for 6hrs everyday for a longer time it will shorten the life of your processor. i suggest slow it down to 4.0ghz and buy a better cooler, the artic cooling freezer is not the cooler to use when overclocking 4.0 or more.
trim it down to 4.0 and buy better cooler something like the thermalright venomous x, coolermaster v6gt, thermaltake frio OCK. less heat longer system life.
July 29, 2011 2:32:12 AM

oby20 said:
for a week that is still acceptable, at 80c it wont damage the cpu, 90c or more will overheat, but if you continue having 80c for 6hrs everyday for a longer time it will shorten the life of your processor. i suggest slow it down to 4.0ghz and buy a better cooler, the artic cooling freezer is not the cooler to use when overclocking 4.0 or more.
trim it down to 4.0 and buy better cooler something like the thermalright venomous x, coolermaster v6gt, thermaltake frio OCK. less heat longer system life.


Thanks pal!!! :) 
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