Overclocking and cooling- 1155 and Gelid Tranquillo Rev2

Deadringers

Member
Hey boys,

Cooler is this one:
Gelid Tranquillo Rev 2. Quiet CPU Cooler | 4897025780187

And this CPU: (i7 3770k)

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After running some intel burn test here are the results on stock:



Now am I right in saying that this has been overclocked by the mobo already?

as it is coming up as 3.7 ghz?

I think this is quite poor results myself..using MX4 with the cooler in this configuration:


There is a case fan above it drawing air out and the one on the left of it is also drawing air out.

There is then another fan on the side of the case about where the GPU is pulling in air.

Shouldn't it be cooler than this?

or is is because the Mobo is auto overclocking and putting way too much power into the CPU?
 

Delvey

Distinguished Member
Not familiar with the cooler but does seem hot. My old i7 920 never hits beyond 70C running at 4ghz. Bad considering it's ivy bridge surely it should run cooler?
Coold always try reseating the cooler.
Just noticed the fan to the left, maybe try it sucking air in
 

Tall_Paul

Distinguished Member
Download CPU-Z to see precisely what the CPU is doing, 3.7Ghz is the standard turbo mode surely?

Also, the cpu cooler is probably drawing in a lot of hot air from the GPU the way you have it, I'd rotate it 90 degrees so it's pulling in air from the front (presuming you fans in the front of the case).

Oh and i think burn test is seriously hard on cpu's, you'd never see that much load in any normal circumstances. Download Prime95 and try that (not sure which test you need to do, someone here will know).
 
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Tall_Paul

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no fans in the front of the case..I could wack one in?

To be fair the temp in the room is around mid/high twenties?
Download CPU-Z first, as thats far more accurate than using coretemp for voltage/frequncy readings. For eg. my cpu is idling at the moment, and on CPU-Z it's at 1.5Ghz and hovering around 1.000v - coretemp shows the static reading of 3Ghz and 1.16v which obviously isn't correct. I think coretemp just shows the stock settings of your cpu, so in fact we/you have no idea what frequency/voltage your cpu is running at.

use coretemp for temps only and CPU-Z for overclocking/frequency stuff.
 

Miss Chief

Well-known Member
I also have a Tranquillo and mine is set to blow from the front of the case and exhaust straight out of the case with the rear fan. Stick a fan on the front, rotate the cooler so the fan blows through the cooler and the rear case fan will suck out all the heat and your temps should come down.
 

Jamezinho

Distinguished Member
Miss Chief said:
I also have a Tranquillo and mine is set to blow from the front of the case and exhaust straight out of the case with the rear fan. Stick a fan on the front, rotate the cooler so the fan blows through the cooler and the rear case fan will suck out all the heat and your temps should come down.
I have the Tranquillo too and use it in this configuration. My i5 2500k at stock speed was getting up to 61 degrees max on one core during Prime 95.

Seems like a pretty good cooler to me when set up right.
 

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