Overclock + Electronic Hotness Smell = Bad?

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  1. Mulsiphix

    Mulsiphix Maha Guru

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    I just overclocked a brand new CPU and motherboard and I am getting a weird electronic smell. I'm using a E4300 Conroe and have it clocked to 3GHz. Is there a break in period for new electronics or am I literally frying something inside the case? I have great airflow and have easily achieved 3.15GHz using this same CPU on a MSI 650i board using the same voltages for CPU and NB. Is there a break in period? Does the thermal paste smell like this during the break-in/setting period for a new CPU install? Please advise :3eyes:

    Relevant System Specs
    CPU: E4300 Conroe @ 3.0GHz
    Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120
    Motherboard: XFX nForce 750i SLI
    Stress Test: Orthos - Small FFT's test
    Temp During Test: Between 155F to 160F (68.3C to 71.1C) degrees
    RAM: 3GB DDR2-800MHz, 4-4-4-12@2T, Unlinked (bios setting)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake ToughPower 750w
    Case: Antec 900 Gaming Case (5x 120mm Fans, 1x 250mm Fan)

    Voltages (red = modified value, blue = default value)
    CPU Voltage: 0.1325v (default was 0.0000v)
    Memory Voltage: 1.90
    VTT FSB Voltage: 1.200
    NB Voltage: 1.32v (default was 1.24v)
    SB Core Power: 1.50v

    CPU-Z - Stock
    [​IMG]

    CPU-Z - Overclocked
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    need more info, check your Temps, and what voltages are you using???

    Also what cooler are you using??
     
  3. Mulsiphix

    Mulsiphix Maha Guru

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    GPU:
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    Relevant System Specs
    CPU: E4300 Conroe @ 3.0GHz
    Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120
    Motherboard: XFX nForce 750i SLI
    Stress Test: Orthos - Small FFT's test
    Temp During Test: Between 155F to 160F (68.3C to 71.1C) degrees
    RAM: 3GB DDR2-800MHz, 4-4-4-12@2T, Unlinked (bios setting)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake ToughPower 750w
    Case: Antec 900 Gaming Case (5x 120mm Fans, 1x 250mm Fan)

    Voltages (red = modified value, blue = default value)
    CPU Voltage: 0.1325v (default was 0.0000v)
    Memory Voltage: 1.90
    VTT FSB Voltage: 1.200
    NB Voltage: 1.32v (default was 1.24v)
    SB Core Power: 1.50v

    CPU-Z - Stock
    [​IMG]

    CPU-Z - Overclocked
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    hmmmm nothing seems too out of place there, so I have no idea what is causing that smell...

    There i a chance that because its all new, and running warmer than you usually do, it could give off a slight electrical smell, so i'd keep an eye on it for a week or two.. Hopefully it will just disappear...


    But everything seems in order... Temps seem fine, they could be a wee bit lower, but nothing to loose sleep over....
     

  5. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    If some electronics were burning you'd know about it by know as they would have stopped functioning, I think we are all familiar with the strong burning smell when electronics burn out.
     
  6. Mulsiphix

    Mulsiphix Maha Guru

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    After making my original post I changed the clock down to 2.6GHz which didn't require any voltages to be raised above stock. Here we are, many days later, and this thing still stinks to high heaven. I think it is pretty safe to say that the smell is most likely just the new motherboard breaking/baking in =). Thank you very much for the feedback guys!
     
  7. Srixun

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    Electronic hotness... Sounds like a musical group to me.
     

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