• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Temps seem too high for a dual

Joined
Sep 10, 2008
Messages
532 (0.16/day)
Likes
157
Location
VA/PA
System Name Freyja
Processor Core i7 3770K
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 16 GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) Diamond Radeon HD 7970
Storage Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD + Seagate 2 TB HD
Display(s) Dell U2410
Case NZXT Tempest 210
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX
Power Supply Seasonic X-Series 750W
Software Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit
#1
Alright I have a e8500 (C0 stepping) and with my swiftech h20-220 compact I get about 55c load with my cpu at 4.3 (1.392 volts). I know wolfdales run cool, but this doesnt seem cool to me. I know its not the cooler, cuse it replaced a sunbeam core-contact freezer, and it loaded at like 70c. So my question is..whats up?? I know processors vary and stuff but i expected it to be lower, especially since I had a high end air cooler and it was at 70c :ohwell:
 

Pum

New Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
34 (0.01/day)
Likes
2
Location
London, UK
Processor Intel E8400 E0 3GHz @ 4.0GHz (444x9) stable, 4.4GHz (489x9) max.
Motherboard Gigabyte P35-S3G F5b BIOS + 40mm fan on MCH
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9700 (Core temp 46c @ max load @ 4GHz)
Memory Geil Black Dragon DDR2-PC8500C5 (1GBx2) @ 1066MHz (444x2.4)
Video Card(s) Sapphire ATI HD 4850 Dual Slot Cooler (64c @ max load)
Storage Seagate SATA2 500GB 7200rpm 32MB cache
Display(s) Dell 3007WFP 30" (2560x1600)
Case Antec Three Hundred + 2 x 120mm front fans
Audio Device(s) 5.1 on mobo
Power Supply Corsair TX 650W
Software WinXP
Benchmark Scores SuperPi 1M 11.797s @ 4GHz (444x9). Max CPU 4.4GHz (489x9), Mem 978MHz (489x2).
#2
Sounds reasonably OK to me, in my limited experience. I have an E8400 running stock 3GHz so far, and it hits 43c or so on full load (TJmax set at 100c.) I believe below 60c is considered fine. Also, how are you measuring that? I assume it's core temp, but which tool are you using and what value for TJmax does it use?
 

Black Panther

Senior Moderatorâ„¢
Staff member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
8,957 (2.33/day)
Likes
2,166
System Name Great White Bengal
Processor i7 930 @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Cooling Scythe Yasya
Memory 12GB (3 x 4GB DDR3 Geil Black Dragon)
Video Card(s) Zotac 670 4GB
Storage eSata Seagate 2TB -- 240GB SSD Sandisk Extreme
Display(s) 27" 2560x1440 Dell U2711
Case NZXT Switch 810 White
Audio Device(s) Onboard sound & Z5500 Speakers
Power Supply Corsair 850W Gold
Mouse Asus ROG Sica
Keyboard Motospeed
Software Windows 10
#3
If running Prime95 / Orthos small fft's cpu stress test keeps it under 65 deg you're safe because no game or application would be stressing your cpu as much. And at 65 deg, cpu's start to throttle, not burn. They burn only if you increase the voltage beyond what that particular cpu can withstand. So be careful because you're at 1.392 and afaik for wolfdales that's very near the max of 1.4V.
That means you can oc your proc more because temps permit it, but don't increase voltage more otherwise you'd be playing with fire.
 

Binge

Overclocking Surrealism
Joined
Sep 15, 2008
Messages
6,979 (2.07/day)
Likes
1,734
Location
PA, USA
System Name Molly
Processor i5 3570K
Motherboard Z77 ASRock
Cooling CooliT Eco
Memory 2x4GB Mushkin Redline Ridgebacks
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 680
Case Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced
Power Supply Corsair HX-1000
#4
Alright I have a e8500 (C0 stepping) and with my swiftech h20-220 compact I get about 55c load with my cpu at 4.3 (1.392 volts). I know wolfdales run cool, but this doesnt seem cool to me. I know its not the cooler, cuse it replaced a sunbeam core-contact freezer, and it loaded at like 70c. So my question is..whats up?? I know processors vary and stuff but i expected it to be lower, especially since I had a high end air cooler and it was at 70c :ohwell:
1.39v for a 45nm core will make it run that hot under load. Those temperatures don't seem out of the ordinary. I'm surprised your swiftech is giving you those good temps under load :toast:
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2008
Messages
2,866 (0.83/day)
Likes
697
Location
South Carolina
System Name KILLER
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K
Motherboard MSI Z87 G45 Gaming
Cooling Water Cooling
Memory 2x4GB Gskill 2400mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 780TI
Storage SSD Kingston 240GB
Display(s) 24" Asus 144hz
Case Cooler Master HAF
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Platinum
Power Supply Antec 1200 Watt Modular
Software Windows 7 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Vantage 51342
#6
Yea thats about right for that overclock...4.3 and 1.39 volts are about max for air cooling on that chip. plus its a CO and not a EO they run a bit cooler. Looks like a good overclock to me if its stable!!
 
Joined
Sep 10, 2008
Messages
532 (0.16/day)
Likes
157
Location
VA/PA
System Name Freyja
Processor Core i7 3770K
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 16 GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) Diamond Radeon HD 7970
Storage Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD + Seagate 2 TB HD
Display(s) Dell U2410
Case NZXT Tempest 210
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX
Power Supply Seasonic X-Series 750W
Software Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit
#7
Sounds reasonably OK to me, in my limited experience. I have an E8400 running stock 3GHz so far, and it hits 43c or so on full load (TJmax set at 100c.) I believe below 60c is considered fine. Also, how are you measuring that? I assume it's core temp, but which tool are you using and what value for TJmax does it use?
Im using Realtemp with TJmax set to 100c
 
Joined
Sep 10, 2008
Messages
532 (0.16/day)
Likes
157
Location
VA/PA
System Name Freyja
Processor Core i7 3770K
Motherboard AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 16 GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) Diamond Radeon HD 7970
Storage Kingston HyperX 240 GB SSD + Seagate 2 TB HD
Display(s) Dell U2410
Case NZXT Tempest 210
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX
Power Supply Seasonic X-Series 750W
Software Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit
#8
Thx for the responses, it just seems odd that some people get lower temps with higher overclocks than I do....

Edit: sorry for double post was not thinking when I did that
 
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Messages
367 (0.10/day)
Likes
40
Processor Intel E8400 @ 3.6ghz (1.25v)
Motherboard Evga 680i SLI
Cooling ASUS Arctic Square
Memory 4GB GSKILL PI Black (2x2GB) 4-4-4-12 @ 1.8v
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 275 Superclocked
Storage WD 320GB (B3 revision)/WD 160GB
Display(s) Acer X241W
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
#9
Thx for the responses, it just seems odd that some people get lower temps with higher overclocks than I do....
That all depends on your chip's vid. If your chip has a higher vid, you need more voltage to get an equivalent overclock with a chip with a lower vid. About your temps, as everyone else has said, running a Wolfdale with 1.39v through it, those temps are expected.

Personally though I would keep it at around 4ghz, and lower the voltage. Your power consumption will be down, lower temps, and the chip should last longer, as you're right on the edge of that 1.4v rule.