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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, need some help/reassurance.

 

A week or two ago I got an ASUS z270f motherboard to allow me to overclock my i5-6600k which I got second-hand a few years ago. After I booted it up (before overclocking) I noticed the temps were slightly higher than before but nothing to be too worried about. I managed to overclock to 4.8GHz with temperatures which I thought were fine, however, today I noticed my system was reaching just over 40 degrees at idle so I decided to reseat my cooler - maybe I'd not put enough thermal paste on? After this I tried to boot my PC and got a BSOD every time (CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). I changed my overclock settings to auto and was able to boot but I'm seeing idle temps in the range of 35-40 degrees (I have tried increasing and decreasing the mounting pressure to no avail).

 

My CPU cooler is a noctua NH-U14s.

Anyone got any ideas of what's going on?

Thanks

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14 minutes ago, TomH said:

Hi guys, need some help/reassurance.

 

A week or two ago I got an ASUS z270f motherboard to allow me to overclock my i5-6600k which I got second-hand a few years ago. After I booted it up (before overclocking) I noticed the temps were slightly higher than before but nothing to be too worried about. I managed to overclock to 4.8GHz with temperatures which I thought were fine, however, today I noticed my system was reaching just over 40 degrees at idle so I decided to reseat my cooler - maybe I'd not put enough thermal paste on? After this I tried to boot my PC and got a BSOD every time (CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). I changed my overclock settings to auto and was able to boot but I'm seeing idle temps in the range of 35-40 degrees (I have tried increasing and decreasing the mounting pressure to no avail).

 

My CPU cooler is a noctua NH-U14s.

Anyone got any ideas of what's going on?

Thanks

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Reseated the cooler with another fresh thermal paste application and temps are a bit lower - about 35 at idle and 50-55 in prime 95. Turns out I'm just bad at applying thermal paste? 🤦‍♂️

 

Overclocked to 4.7GHz I'm getting 75-85 in prime95 is this normal too?

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