Originally Posted by nawon72
Ignore it, it's not real. I've had AI Suite show me 10,000,000*C on my CPU:
So, do you still think it your CPU is sub zero(assuming no DICE or others)?
But I would open the case and check to see if the fans are actually spinning or not.
I do the exact same thing, and it works great. Make sure you use 70%+ alcohol. I like to use 99%.
Grunion already mentioned it, but HT does increase the amount of watts used(more heat). There was a review comparing the 2500k and 2600k that also showed the wattage at different OCs. Ill have to dig up the link again, but from what i remember, the 2600k starts to use considerably more wattage than the 2500k at 4.6-4.8GHz.
I would try to lower your VCCIO and test for stability so that you can get lower temps. Default VCCIO is 1.05V
Your 750W PSU should work just fine with another 6970 in your rig. Check out this
To club members:
I ran P95 custom blend with 6000MB and 1min per FFT, and it BSOD 124 after 10h40m. The average core temp was 69*C throughout the test with an ambient temp of 20-23*C im guessing(generally my room is 21-22*C). The average Vcore was 1.410-1.415V and the range is 1.400-1.424V. So, would my OC be considered stable?
Ive given up looking for the exact link, but here
is another one that should give you a good idea of overclocked power consumption.
I think I will disable HT. It's useless for me. As you know, I traded my 2500K in this one via a friend. 2500K, or 4 real threads/Cores really is enough for me. As it seems now, 4.7GHz will probably be a nice setting with HT on and with HT Off I should be able to get closer to 5GHz.
I've been testing alot the last days. And you should be a little careful with the 1 minute per FFT thing. I ran it like that on my 2500K for almost an hour and using 6000MB. I stopped it, then I ran the usual 15 minutes per FFT and 6000MB, and if I remember correctly, it didn't even last 15 minutes. Strangely enough.
I think that 4 - 5 minutes per FFT would be a better tradeoff when it comes to stability and testing things a little faster. Really, I'm getting sick of these 12 hours + attempts, only to wake up to a rebooted computer who has BSOD'd while I was a sleep. And I think it often happens in the critical 9 -12 hour of the test.
Using 5 minutes per FFT will Cause Prime 95 Blend to go through the same amount of FFT's in 4 hours VS the 15 minute preset will use 12 hours on the same amount. I think I will make 5 minutes per FFT my new standard test. I can't stand all this waiting anymore Edited by turrican9 - 7/23/11 at 5:19am