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post #1 of 17
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Stock 980x cooler at max fan speeds (sad I know), 4GHz 160x25, and peak temps are... And as I type they're actually reaching 90 degrees, wow... :/

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Should I stop the prime95 session and bump down my BLCK? I know the optimal solution is a better cooler, which I do plan on getting. (Although the Thermalright Silver Arrow won't fit with my RAM.)

Any suggestions as to what I should do?
Edited by Electric - 5/22/11 at 4:36pm
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post #2 of 17
Should back down if it reaches 85+

That's just be me, some people let it reach 90, which I do not recommend.
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post #3 of 17
get a mugen 2?

wouldnt run mine chip at those speeds for long at all... for me 70 would be pushing it, even thou ive seen some people sit at 85's and be happy for short test.

in the real world i doubt you would see temps that high, suggest geting an aftermarket cooler and backing down your clock untill then.
    
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post #4 of 17
Yeah. I'd play it a bit safer, especially when you're running such an expensive piece of hardware.
On that note, if you're going to spend $1000 on a processor, why not invest a bit more in cooling? It's money well-spent.
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Yeah, I'm just going to save up for an H70. Yes, I know most WC'ers will tell me that it's a waste of money, but my HAF 922 can handle the H70 best. I don't want to have to buy a new case and a full blown WC set up, as I've been planning on buying a new PSU too.

EDIT: Unless you could recommend a better cooler than the H70 that will fit my current case.
Edited by Electric - 5/22/11 at 4:59pm
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post #6 of 17
Do you really need that much vcore for only 4 ghz?
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post #7 of 17
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I got a BSOD that pointed toward a needed increase in vcore, so I put it at 1.3875 temporarily to make sure that was the cause.
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Originally Posted by Electric View Post
Yeah, I'm just going to save up for an H70. Yes, I know most WC'ers will tell me that it's a waste of money, but my HAF 922 can handle the H70 best. I don't want to have to buy a new case and a full blown WC set up, as I've been planning on buying a new PSU too.

EDIT: Unless you could recommend a better cooler than the H70 that will fit my current case.
I've never tried an h70 to compare, but I wasn't too impressed with an h50 on the 980x.
You gotta do what you gotta do, but full watercooling would be the way to go.

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Originally Posted by mobkeyman View Post
Do you really need that much vcore for only 4 ghz?
It isn't abnormal, pretty similar to the 980x I had for voltage, think I was at 1.375V for 4.2Ghz. It just didn't want to be stable any lower...
    
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post #9 of 17
Seems a bit rough. I'm at 4.3 with 1.344V; I guess I got a bit lucky.
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post #10 of 17
I guess that's stable, but maybe tune it down to 3.8, 82 is pretty hot, although it's still 19 away from the max. If you feel comfortable than stay at your current clock.

I would just wait until you get a new cooler to go to 4.0GHz although the stock intel 980x cooler is pretty nice.
    
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