Hello, last week i bought a Core i7 2600k, and so far I'm running it at stock speed (@3.40ghz)
As I know that the stock cooler is inneficient, I also bought a Cooler Master TX3
The problem is, i'm getting idle temperatures about 40 ~ 42ºC, and I'm wondering if this temps are normal for this aftermarket cooler.
The Load temperature at Skyrim was 52 ~ 55ºC and in FIFA 12: 48 ~ 52ºC
The ambient temperature, since is summer here, is about 28 ~ 30ºC, and I was hoping that the CPU's temps will go down at the winter, that goes around 12ºC ~ 20ºC ambient.
EDIT: Just tested the CPU on BF3 and got 58ºC ~ 64ºC
At the time that I've created this topic, the ambient temperature was at 30ºC. Now that there's a Cold Front here in the city, and the ambient temperature falled to 20s, the CPU IA Cores Temperature is about 35ºC to 37ºC. So I think it's fine.
I have a ASUS P8Z68-V and a OCZ PowerXStream 600W (Modular), some of its cables don't reach the respective places on the mobo if they're hidded behind the motherboard tray, that's why I have a bad airflow.
This sounds high to me... I idle around 20C and with intel burn test I reach 58C... I don't even reach 45C with prime 95 running. 1.31 volt Vcore, Hyper Threading disabled as it's pretty much useless. and I'm overclocked to 4.6Ghz. I'm using a Venomous X cooler with a single Scythe 120mm fan.
Also, as I have learned from scouring these boards and talking to some serious over-clocking friends, temps can vary from batch to batch for CPUs - so not all results will be the same, even with the same hardware.
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3
Intel i7 2600K
Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler
4 x 8 GB (32 GB Total) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
Thermaltake 850w Modular PSU
CoolerMaster HAF 932
I-Inc iH-282HPB 28" 16:10 LCD Monitor
2x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD (in SLI)
2x Crucial M4 (64GB, SATA3/600, 2.5") in RAID-0
Western Digital(2TB, SATA3/600, 3.5") Caviar Black
Belkin n52te game pad
Razor Naga (17-button) gaming mouse