Originally Posted by renethx
IVB suffers from a thermal interface material (TIM) problem (google it if you haven't heard of it). Run CPU and GPU intensive tasks simultaneously. "Core" temperature will rise quickly (don't trust so-called "case" temperature [nothing to do with PC case = chassis ] because of the TIM problem) and I often see throttle down (formally throttle down begins at TJMax = 105 Celsius degree, but actually throttle down may begin at a lower temperature).
I have heard of it. That's why people have been "de-lidding" their IVY bridge cpu and replacing the inferior internal thermal material with a superior solution. Temps really drop down. But removing the lid of your CPU is not ideal for a noob
Personally- I've never had an issue with my 3570k in my HTPC and I have never overclocked it. It's totally set up on "auto" with my Asrock Z77 board. I've overclocked before and I generally enjoy it for "sport" but I don't think it's a necessary endeavor for HTPC so I've never touched my HTPC.
I have- abused the living crap out of my E8500 (which just finally blew up a week ago
) That thing took a beating for years. I've hit some crazy clock speeds on my 2600K but I never had the water cooling solution I really needed to make it a good option for a daily driver or long term solution- and at the end of the day I just valued being safer at under 5.0ghz because I had no serious obvious need for more speed anyways.
I am not sure I am going to bother "de-lidding" my 4770k either. It seems like Haswell has the same inferior internal issues as Ivy bridge. But I am considering a more serious cooling solution- and chasing a stable 5000mhz on my 4770k, which might make me change my mind. At the end of the day I find overclocking nearly pointless for anything other than "sport" and I think even if I achieve it I'll be bored once it's done. I must be getting old or something, my thinking is changing
4770k seems so acceptable at stock, as does my 3570k.
I think if you are running a stock clock- the stock cooler should be ok ? Yes ? Or am I wrong ?