I just built my LGA 1155 socket i7 2600K CPU with and Intel liquid cooling heat sink and I'm trying to get an idea for other peoples average with a similar setup. Now I know everyone is different depending on Circumstantial Situations.. I'm running at 4.2GHz and my room temp it's around 80° F.. I got 5, 120mm fans working a push & pull system with the Intel liquid cooler... So anyway I'm getting 37°- 42° c on idle and 69°- 77° with full load with prime95 for 30 mins which I'm still technically in the safe zone and I good distant from the Tj Max.. But after a lot of forum reading I'm getting a lot higher temps at idle and full stress then a lot of people on air only and higher **** speeds but same CPU chip.. WTF gives? Can anyone shed some light on this and what should I be at, temp wise, and what else I try
yes. i have two 120mm antec fan set on high in the front of the case, pulling cold air form the outsode of the case and then 2 more 120mm fans on the top of the case push the hot air out of the case. plus the fan that comes with the case in the back connected to the radiator of the of the liquid cooler both pulling air out the case as well
p.s this is in a Corsair 650d obsidian case which has plenty of room and great air flow
i saw your screen shot in the other guys thread about the same liquid cooler and was impressed with the temps...this cooler was the hardest thing to install ever in a PC. but yes i did an X but i don't think it was 1 and 3 and 2 and 4 in perfect order. i might of did 4 and 2 then 1 and 3. i really don't think that matters as long as they tighten down evenly.. i think you got one of the really good CPU's that was the center piece of the wafer and are known to have the best performance and i have one form the outside of the wafer that runs harder and makes it a borderline 17 2600k spec and standard wise.. here take a look at this link and have yourself a good read..
BTW your a lucky dog getting a really good CPU off the wafer.. its almost a core i7 extreme series running as a 2600k.
i used arctic silver and about a pea size and let the heat sink part of the cooler do the spreading when i slapped it on and tighten it down.. im pretty sure the T.I.M is used and applied just fine and isnt the issue.. Whats everyones opinion what temps range should be in with his liquid cooler?
edit... ok i get what your saying but i already have it set up like that.. being that i live in south fl and even with the air conditioner on. my room is always 80 degrees F so im sure that doesnt help when living up north ambient room temp is normally like 65 - 75 degrees f.. so it could be that also but not as crazy as it is
you know what thats a ******* slick thought process my friend... i think that brilliant. wow why dont the oem do that.. that really does make sense.. im going to try it.. but if all else fails.. im really worrrying over nothing cuz how often am i running my computer any where over 50 % mark CPU for extended periods of time and my RAM at 16 GBs it doesnt even tickle it ... so under everyday conditions how warm is the cpu when im pushing it normally under everything i need my CPU and PC to do, im not talking about stress testing and CPU burn ins.. just gaming and normal hardcore computing... if it breaks mid to upper 60's ill be shocked which is high in our eyes, but to intel, its completely in the safe zone by 20-30 degrees C.. So all in all. it's nothing to get worked up over... but i'd like to see it at its peak coolest so it is what it is.. anyway thanks for the help and great effng idea on your fan set up.. you da man!
if the intel cooler fits similar to the corsair you have to tighten the screws in an x pattern
ie--screw 1 then 3 then screw 2 then 4
also what thermal paste did you use?
80% at 5ghz has no value to this thread. idk what your temps are but you obviously have a 10% chip thats going to run cooler then everyone elses.
he has so many variables that makes this case unique.
OP the fact that your ambient temp is about 10*f higher then normal is going to make your temps hotter by about 10-15 degrees or 7-10*c.
couple that with the fact that the top air coolers and a h100 are about 7-10 degrees cooler at max load and your temps are not bad at all. change your max temps to reflect those and your at around 52-60*c. its not your chip its your variables.