2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2011 10:43 PM by parsec

    Core Temp


      Good morning I am brand new and this also this is the first Itel CPU I have owned. I just got and installed the i7 2600K on an Asus P8Z68 board and am very impressed. I do have one question, I use the TurboV, by Asus, both to monitor and to overclock. Here is what I am not sure of at "idle" / "o/s Default" settings it is showing me that I am running at 3.78 to 3.82 mgh at a temp of 68 to 73 C is this normal or do I have something wrong?


      Thanks John

        • 1. Re: Core Temp

          The maximum recommended temperature for this processor is 72.6 degrees Celsius, so 73 degrees Celsius is OK, as long as it does not increase higher than that for long periods of time.

          Please check this link for maximum recommended temperature:



          • 2. Re: Core Temp

            If you are using the stock Intel CPU cooler, and don't have good case ventilation, then your temps are to be expected, but could be better.  You need to read the mother board manual about the UEFI/BIOS, and adjust some settings to lower that temperature.  It seems you do not have any of the CPU power saving options on, which are still useful if you over clock.  You may also not have the CPU fan control software configured appropriately, which is also explained in the manual.  I also suggest that you check the ASUS forum for your mother board, which will be much more help to you than this site.


            I'm not sure where you are seeing those CPU clock speeds, but those figures are the usual Turbo CPU speed.  On my ASUS P67 board, using AI Suite II, the TurboV tool is not a monitoring tool, but a voltage setting option available in Windows.


            Since this is your first Intel CPU, I suggest you read as much as you can about it's features on this web site, and study the mother board manual to learn how to use all the CPU's features.