It gets too hot to run overnight. It is fine for now. I am too cheap to buy another cooler.Barely! It should run as high as memory permits for 24 hours+. You would be surprised what it can catch. Don't chicken out! Let it run at high priority using all your memory to be sure. Stress out the IOH as well. If no problems then smile. (or go back and try for more MHz) If it isn't crashing you are not pushing it hard enough. If it burns up you are not cooling it good enough, etc.
Honestly, I haven't watched much football at all this year. Been too busy with other things but I'm watching it now.Are you actually watching the entirety of Colts games?
I mean, if this were the Patriots blowing up this badly, I probably would watch the first half and then give up in disgust.
Yeah, it is an older cooler but was near the top in its day (2008). I've read that other i7s were getting into the lower 80s with that test so it probably isn't too out of line given the HSF and I just saw that the cooler fan was only doing 1200 RPM. I can increase that and I also need to put a fan on the back of the case -- I removed it during my brief flirtation with the H60 and forgot to put it back on.That's not dangerous however it's higher than I feel comfortable with. With a 980X at 4.3 / 1.35V I was hitting 85C and was OK with that given the CPU and conditions. (ambient 22C, H70 with single 1850RPM GT)
Yeah, that's what I am thinking -- it should peak at maybe 80 C.With that CPU your temps should be at least 10C cooler I would think.
I thought the 2600K throttled at 90?Unless your box is warm inside. Even still let it run for a few hours and see what the peak temp reaches. As long as it does not get above the mid 90s I would not worry about it.
True, but I am really not looking to spend more money on cooling at this point. I do need to add an additional fan to the case and could consider a push/pull on the heatsink, but that's about all I'm willing to do. The SA and DH-14 are better but they are just way too big and again, there's that cost thing.Good news is if there are no issues with stability at those temps you have a decent chip as better cooling (proper water) would put temps in the mid 60s at worse and you could probably reach upper 4GHz range!