Hello I just put together one of my first builds with a i5 3570k hyper 212 evo and a gigabyte z77x d3h. What should I do to make sure I did everything right? I downloaded hwmonitor and these are my temps.
Core#0 Value=33c Min=24c Max=44c
Core#1 Value=32c min=28c max=49c
core#2 value=33c min=25c max=47c
core#3 value=34c min=29c max=50c
Package value=36c min=30c max=50c
I also downloaded prime95 but not sure how to use it. I started a blend test for around 15 min but not sure how long I should run it. Do you have to stop it manually or does it run for a period of time. Also when I ran blend test cpu temps went to 59c. I haven't overclocked yet but I plan on. I also did a benchmark but not sure how to read it.
It's alright, how much thermal paste did you use? And what brand?
I used a pea sized dot then spread it(I didn't know what technique to use dot or spread).Also when I put the heatsink on I had trouble with the mounting brackets so I had to take it back off for a sec then I just put it back on the paste I had already spread. Could that have messed it up? I used the paste that came with the hyper 212 evo.