Hey everyone, I'm hoping this is the right section to ask my question.
Basically, I just bought a new PC (I built it myself):
i5 2500k (running with stock cooler just for now)
corsair vengeance 8gb of ram 1600 mhz
ULTRA 650W psu
i'd also like to mention i heard a weird sound around the CPU area.. it was a bit high pitched, but when i run Prime 95 stress test, the sound went away... as soon as i stopped it, it came back... should i be worried? is the motherboard or cpu defective?
anyways, i'm getting around 67-66-69-68 currently after 25 minutes... are these temps normal with stock cooler?? thanks!
I hear the same thing from my P8Z68-V LE. I THINK it's from the VRM's, but I never have figured it out. It seems to be a common thing on Asus boards though, so I just don't worry about it, and it's not THAT annoying anyway (I can only hear it with my ear literally right up next to the mobo).
As far as temps go, they're fine for the stock cooler. Just as a comparison though, I have a little less than that (low to upper-mid 60's, depending on room temp) @ 4.5Ghz and 1.277V in Prime, with a Hyper 212 Evo.
the vrm is a good possibility and the most likely if its on the motherboard.
it may also be a problem with the heatsync.. press down on each corner if it goes away its likely theres an air gap or some dirt causing a whistle/squeel