simonb530

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I just put together my first build and was wondering what are some programs to test the system and make sure I have my computer cooled. My computer is:

CPU: i7-2600k (what is the max temp i should be seeing without overclocking)
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth P67
RAM: 4x4Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz (yes i know that is overkill and 8gb would have be good but for twenty bucks more why not lol)
VGA: EVGA GTX 560 Ti
PSU: Corsair 850W
HDD: 2 x Samsung Sping F1 1Tb
Case: HAF 932

Also my computer isnt recognizing my second HDD, any thoughts?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

AdrianPerry

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For monitoring temperatures, i recommend "HWMonitor". It will keep an eye on your CPU, GPU, HDD and more and will show the Lowest recorded value, the current value and the highest value.

For testing and benchmarking, personally I love "Unigine Heaven" for testing my 560Ti. The bench test lasts about 4mins, its really easy to use and graphically very impressive :)
 

simonb530

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Ok, so I finally found ASUS Thermal Radar which monitors temperature and it came with the mobo. This program reports mobo temps at 29C. Could the other program be gitching? Also, after seening the high temps I shutdown waited about 30-40mins booted back up and speccy reported mobo at 128C right off, which seems highly unlikely.