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I just got an I5 3570K with a GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H and I had a problem -- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/339324-28-just-upgraded-motherboard-crashing#t2569787 -- but looks to be Working Properly now. I have some questions about my I5 3570K now. Why does it say in CPU-Z that I am only running at 1596.36Mhz? I haven't done any Overclocking/Underclocking so shouldnt I be running at 3.4Ghz instead of 1.6? And by the way my Core Voltage is at 0.960 if that helps. Also I am running on the Stock Heat Sink and my Temperatures Idle around 35C to 45C and get up to 60Cish on BF3, are those okay? Also I have an aftermarket Heat Sink -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082 -- but the back plate pad (it is a metal back plate but it has a foam pad on the part that touches the Motherboard) touches some of the Pins on the bottom of the Motherboard so should I just buy another Cooler or cut out the part of the pad that is touching the little Pins?
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  1. The system automatically clocks & volts down, and will even shut down cores, to save energy when the system isn't being used. Run prime 95 and watch it go right where it should. :-)
  2. popatim said:
    The system automatically clocks & volts down, and will even shut down cores, to save energy when the system isn't being used. Run prime 95 and watch it go right where it should. :-)

    Okay thank you for the Info. but what about My CPU Cooler? Should I rig mine? Or get a new one? If I should get a new one, which one should I get?
  3. Penley54 said:
    Okay thank you for the Info. but what about My CPU Cooler? Should I rig mine? Or get a new one? If I should get a new one, which one should I get?



    60C or so are fine load temps. i'd start worrying when it hits 70 or more, constantly.

    based on what you said, i assume this is a silent case? silent cases tend to have limited airflow, and hence poor cooling performance on account of the foams, based on the few reviews i read anyway. and the fact you're still using the stock fans as well along with the case and hitting 60C+ is actually pretty impressive. if it fits your case, rig that 3rd party cooler. if you're real worried, cut out part of the foam. either way, there should be some improvement.
  4. Get a new one to avoid any issues and to get the heat contacted to the cooler directly.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    And the reduction in Core clock and voltage is related to Intel SpeedStep technology, you can disable it through BIOS but better you don't.
  5. ilysaml said:
    Get a new one to avoid any issues and to get the heat contacted to the cooler directly.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    And the reduction in Core clock and voltage is related to Intel SpeedStep technology, you can disable it through BIOS but better you don't.

    Should I even get an after-market Heat Sink? How are my Temperatures right now?
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    Ivy Bridge CPUs are hotter than Sandy Bridge CPUs specially @ higher clocks, right now they are pretty fine even though BF3 is not a CPU intensive game, but if you wanted to overclock, you'll need to get an aftermarket cpu cooler, if you want better temps @ idle & load you'll need to get an aftermarket cooler.
  7. ilysaml said:
    Ivy Bridge CPUs are hotter than Sandy Bridge CPUs specially @ higher clocks, right now they are pretty fine even though BF3 is not a CPU intensive game, but if you wanted to overclock, you'll need to get an aftermarket cpu cooler, if you want better temps @ idle & load you'll need to get an aftermarket cooler.

    I have heard that Overclocking isn't really necessary Gaming which is really all I do so I probably wont be doing any Overclocking. Do you think I should get an Aftermarket Cooler or just stick with the Stock Cooler? Also what is a good game to see how hot My CPU gets on a high load?
  8. To stress up your CPU, download Prime95 and run the torture tests, if your CPU exceeds 60c for core temp you definitely need a CPU cooler.

    Download HWMonitor to monitor your temps.
  9. ilysaml said:
    To stress up your CPU, download Prime95 and run the torture tests, if your CPU exceeds 60c for core temp you definitely need a CPU cooler.

    Download HWMonitor to monitor your temps.

    Here are my Maximum Temperatures in GTA IV -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?action=view&current=CPUTemps.png -- I take it these are bad considering I am over 60C (Maximum Temperatures) with out even being in a Stress Test but am I able to still play GTA IV on these Temperatures? Or should I wait until I get an Aftermarket Cooler?
  10. No you're okay. But stock fans suck, get that cooler master i linked above it will reduce the temps drastically.
  11. ilysaml said:
    No you're okay. But stock fans suck, get that cooler master i linked above it will reduce the temps drastically.

    That Heat Sink looks good all though mine looks just the same(Link in 1st post).. The first link I am going to post will be a picture of my Back plate (I circled what is touching the Motherboard) and the next link is a picture of what the Back plate is touching and I circled it also. First link -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?action=view&current=BackPlateTouching.jpg -- Second link -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?action=view&current=BackPlateTouching.jpg#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1228.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee448%2FPENLEY54%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DBackofMotherboard.jpg -- Should I just cut the part of the pad that is touching the pins? Oh and sorry for the bad editing, I haven't Installed Photoshop yet.
  12. Actually you should leave it like this to prevent any statics to happen.
  13. Best answer selected by penley54.
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