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June 28, 2012 12:09:28 AM

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-upgrad... -- 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=N82E168... -- 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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June 28, 2012 1:18:01 AM

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. :-)
June 28, 2012 2:43:23 AM

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?
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June 28, 2012 2:56:11 AM

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.
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June 28, 2012 2:56:25 AM

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=N82E168...

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.
June 28, 2012 3:07:02 AM

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=N82E168...

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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June 28, 2012 3:13:22 AM
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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.

June 28, 2012 3:41:57 AM

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?
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June 28, 2012 4:00:10 AM

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.
June 28, 2012 4:42:44 AM

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/?act... -- 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?
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June 28, 2012 5:08:02 AM

No you're okay. But stock fans suck, get that cooler master i linked above it will reduce the temps drastically.
June 28, 2012 5:54:50 AM

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/?act... -- Second link -- http://s1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/PENLEY54/?act...!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.
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June 28, 2012 9:50:57 AM

Actually you should leave it like this to prevent any statics to happen.
July 4, 2012 11:55:46 PM

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