Originally posted by ThirdLeft152
load is somewhere around 40-42 C with no oc
load with oc is around 48-51 C
That sounds fairly good, I don't think you should worry (even with OC). It never hurts to get better ventilation.
To show you this, I made an experiment. I launched SpeedFan, and let the CPU temperature graph run for 5 mins. I then removed my side panel
, and let it run for another 5 mins. This is what I got:
I have a back fan but not a side fan, so as you can see, removing the side panel improves airflow by a large margin.
EDIT: I'm not saying to remove your side panel! I'm saying to get more case fans, try to improve ventilation. It does make a large difference.