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#1
Hey fellow TPU'ers

I've done a major upgrade to my PC last week, as a loyal AMD user I finally decided what the Intel side is like and purchased myself a nice i7 2600k, ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z, 16GB of Corsair RAM and a Corsair H60 to cool it all.

I'm used to AMD running cold, since my other (see old rig) rig with my AMD 1090T never ever has temps over 45C. Intel seems to be different, My system now idles between 35-40c and during a Prime95 test it reaches 60-62C at max load with a Corsair H60. I was wondering if these are normal temps?

(PS: it seems my i7 2600K never runs at its stock clock. Its either its SpeedStepped 1.6ghz or its Turbo Mode 3.8ghz :p.)
 
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i have my 2600k at 4.7 and it idles in the 30's and full load about mid 60's. I have a 360 rad with 3 san aces. might want to get a better cooling solution. or maybe add better fans, maybe a push pull.
 
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#3
Its already in a push pool configuration. But I seem to get lower load temps then you, so what is the problem?
 
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your only running 3.8 im at 4.7 with ht on.
 
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Ahh missed that part. But I just got the H60, I'm not looking to replace it. I got some Arctic MX-2 between the block and the CPU. If those temps are safe then I dont really care :p

Then again, you cant compare a custom waterloop with a closed loop.
 
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Ahh missed that part. But I just got the H60, I'm not looking to replace it. I got some Arctic MX-2 between the block and the CPU. If those temps are safe then I dont really care :p

Then again, you cant compare a custom waterloop with a closed loop.
yes true, thats why i didnt really bag on ya too much about it. i also use ceramique tim, not sure if that would help.
 
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I read somewhere that MX-2 is a excellent compound, havent used Ceramique so cant really judge which is better. I do tend to say away from Coolermasters crap TIM's.

But those temps are perfectly normal then? Was a bit worried.
 
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The temps are OK. If you're going to overclock then see what happens. By the way, how does it feel compared to 1090T?
 
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Much, much faster. I know now why Intel is worth the extra money. I'm never going back :p
 
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Much, much faster. I know now why Intel is worth the extra money. I'm never going back :p
Just wanted to point out, I notice EVERYONE that switched from a PII seems to say that. Was your belief prior to the switch that there really was no discernable difference? And that the Intel CPU was just more expensive for no reason?
 
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#13
I see your temps is fine, don't worry.
If you want do somthing i see if you set the clocks and voltages manaly from bios, it's give you stable temps and you can hit 4ghz using lees than stock voltage maybe.
 
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Just wanted to point out, I notice EVERYONE that switched from a PII seems to say that. Was your belief prior to the switch that there really was no discernable difference? And that the Intel CPU was just more expensive for no reason?
Well yeah, but it seems all that was, was ignorance. There is no way Intel can beat AMD when it comes to price, but then again, Intel seems to hold the performance throne. Not that I say that AMD is bad or anything, but its a night and day difference between Intel and AMD high-end CPU's.

Still, my 1090T seems to hold its own :rockout:
 
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I use the MX-2 paste as well for my Intel, I have tried MG Chemicals 860-60G but cant seem to get good temps with it. It's a pain in the ass to mount my cooler I can't tell you how many times I have. I used the line method to apply the MX-2 here is what I am at now. This is my 24/7 clocks its a bit hot in my home right now 24c is room temp.

 
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Pretty solid temps for such a overclock. Those 1st Gen i7s do tend to be running hotter dont they? My mate gets 45-51c Idle temps on his 950.
 
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#17
Yes it runs hot I was use to AMD temps, I freaked out when I stated working with this chip lol. Only thing I can do to cool this beast is water cool but I don't see it as I need too. It runs every thing great as it is.
 

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Just don't run the chip much over 90*C for long periods of time and you will be fine. As with other Intel chips it will throttle when there is a heat issue. 62*C is perfectly normal.
 
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Normal temps, but higher than me and i'm running a thermalright with 2 noctua's 1200rpms, 60c max load @ 4.3ghz 1,28V 25c ambient, 32idle