Asus OC & Cooling solutions

Intel Core i3-530 dual core processor
August 8, 2010 at 03:57:07
Specs: Window 7 Ultimate, 2GB
My Spec
ASUS P7P55D-E
ASUS EAH5750 1GB DDR5
DDR3 RAM 1066mhz CL7
500GB WD Green ST32

Is my computer spec okay, I'm kinda lack confidence on my RAM?

I'm having a temperature problem with the processor when OC. I'm using Asus AI tweak for OC.
OC settings and temperature(processor):
1. Normal/Auto =43-48c
2. Good setting OC = 60-65c
3 Better setting OC = 70-80c
4 Turbo Setting OC = 80-90c

Is there a good cooling fan that can suppress the processor temperature below 60c.
I'm thinking of Coolmaster V8!

Manually OC is better or letting Asus do the job?
If i want to do a dual channel for the RAM is getting the same spec as my ram or 1333mhz is better?


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#1
August 8, 2010 at 08:11:34
"I'm using Asus AI tweak for OC"

That's your problem. You can't expect a "one size fits all" method to work properly. You need to set AI tuning to manual, then tweak the settings yourself.

"I'm having a temperature problem"

Who installed the heatsink on the CPU? My guess it was done incorrectly.

"If i want to do a dual channel for the RAM is getting the same spec as my ram or 1333mhz is better?"

You need a matched pair of RAM sticks for dual channel mode & you should get a different HDD. Green drives are better off used for storage, not for running the OS.


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#2
August 8, 2010 at 10:04:11
(You need to set AI tuning to manual, then tweak the settings yourself.)
I'm a newbie in manual mode, don't have confidence in it.
Is there a guide for newbies?

("I'm having a temperature problem"
Who installed the heatsink on the CPU? My guess it was done incorrectly.)
The one who mount the heatsink is me and I'm sure that I've mount it properly. Even grab the whole motherboard up with the heatsink and also gently push the heatsink all direction to confirm that its mounted properly.
The problem is that I didn't mount it properly the 1st time and made the thermal paste unevenly spread.(not even thick)


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#3
August 8, 2010 at 10:28:33
The thermal paste application is critical to proper cooling. And once the heatsink is mounted, you shouldn't "grab the whole motherboard up with the heatsink and also gently push the heatsink all direction to confirm that its mounted properly". Also, paste shouldn't be re-used. If you botched the installation & had to remove the heatsink, you should have started from scratch.

For a Core i3, you should use the "vertical line" method. Here's the instructions...follow them exactly, regardless of the type of paste you use:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...

"I'm a newbie in manual mode, don't have confidence in it.
Is there a guide for newbies?"

If you want to get the most out of your hardware, you're going to have to learn to overclock the "right" way.

Core i3-i5-i7 overclocking guide


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#4
August 8, 2010 at 10:39:17
Thanks Jam for the help.
I'm going to start from scratch again.
Hey and thanks again for the link!

But still do I really need a new and better Heatsink?


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