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New thread, i think my problem is my 2500k voltage, crazy high temps!

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March 18, 2012 6:46:25 AM

so i ran prime95 for 2-3 minutes and here are my results.... ive seen some people using 1.23 volts for an overclock after doing some research. the problem is i have no idea how to set it, or what to set it to. I have the asrock z68 pro3-m mobo

im getting really high temps, and my heatsink and thermal paste are applied correctly.

everything in my bios is set to stock or auto. while gaming ive seen some cores hit 77c

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March 18, 2012 6:56:30 AM

What cpu cooler are you using?. How much thermal paste did you apply? .
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March 18, 2012 6:57:52 AM

thats not crazy high temperature, its what going to be of the cpu under full load. min temp looks great too.
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March 18, 2012 6:58:59 AM

im using the stock cooler, it should be efficient at stock speeds right? i literally used about a BB sized amount, not even a pea sized amount. I also tried the line method, and the pea methid, but my idle temps were up in the mid 40's. the spread looked fine on the BB size... i checked it, cleaned it, and reapplied.
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March 18, 2012 6:59:45 AM

well i just think its a little weird having it hit 77c while playing dirt 3... thats not at all too high for a game?
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March 18, 2012 7:33:42 AM

xxsjxx1 said:
well i just think its a little weird having it hit 77c while playing dirt 3... thats not at all too high for a game?


What were the temps like before you applied your thermal paste. I remember reading that the thermal paste that comes pre-applied is the best for the stock cooler.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Intel-Stock-Ther...

My vcore is 1.173 at stock on my i5-2500 k while running prime.
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March 18, 2012 5:23:20 PM

I used gelid extreme which was equal to the stock paste

I reapplied because they were high before, I thought the paste had gotten messed up because I had a hard time getting the cooler on when I first installed it
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March 18, 2012 5:47:24 PM

xxsjxx1 said:
I used gelid extreme which was equal to the stock paste

I reapplied because they were high before, I thought the paste had gotten messed up because I had a hard time getting the cooler on when I first installed it


Try lowering vcore by 0.05 and running prime 95 for a about 8 hours and see if it's stable and what your temps are. I would use the asrock extreme tuner to monitor as well.
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March 18, 2012 11:53:35 PM

Asrock extreme tuner always shows the exact same temp as core 3 does in core temps (hottest core) I just use core temp cause it keeps a log.

How do I lower voltage? I've read online that using auto usually overvolts the CPU.
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Anonymous
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March 19, 2012 12:33:26 AM

xxsjxx1 said:
Asrock extreme tuner always shows the exact same temp as core 3 does in core temps (hottest core) I just use core temp cause it keeps a log.

How do I lower voltage? I've read online that using auto usually overvolts the CPU.


set cpu voltage offset at -0.05 either through the asrock extreme utility or BIOS. Run prime and intelburn test to test temps and stabilty.
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March 19, 2012 1:30:53 PM

I just ordered a tx3 due to the simple install
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Anonymous
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March 19, 2012 4:11:55 PM

xxsjxx1 said:
I just ordered a tx3 due to the simple install


You should have got the 212 evo.
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March 19, 2012 6:55:56 PM

I wanted push pins ;)  haha
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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2012 7:22:40 PM

It takes 5 minutes to install the 212 evo. Install the back plate, screw in the retention plate and your done and it's much cooler.
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March 21, 2012 11:22:40 AM

Follow up.

Tx 3 was a huge improvement. Prime 95 leveled out at 51-52c

Reduced temps 25 degrees under load
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