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post #3541 of 10107
im using a noctua nh-d14 with stock fans... arctic MX-2... and pretty much of a good airflow in my case... and my 8150 does not get near 48ºC
     
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OK. I think I have to explain excactly what is the issue here.

The issue is not the temperature of my CPU waterblock. I have stressed my CPU twice since I have WC and temperatures in:

Core Temp 1.0 RC 4
idle: max 9*C per core
IBT: max 25*C per core

Though I have Scythe Kaze Server fan controller with 4 sensors attached. There are 3 fans set up on the radiator which I have installed outside the case.

here is a picture:

FireandWater_zps774d69a9.jpg

Temperature measured by sensors on the inflow spot on the radiator in idle is sth around 24.5*C.
Under max stress it shows temperature higher no more than 3-4*C . So, I think there is no problem with my EK Waterblock.

It is just about temperatures of my NB and Memory which ran before around 5*C cooler than now.

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Originally Posted by shampoo911 View Post

im using a noctua nh-d14 with stock fans... arctic MX-2... and pretty much of a good airflow in my case... and my 8150 does not get near 48ºC

I used EK Custom WC setup (all is in my signature) and Silver Arctic 5 as a thermal compound. The problem now is whether software like CoreTemp and Aida 64 show correct temperature or not and if they don't is it related to BIOS upgrade from 1208 to 1604?

I hope I made this clear enough now smile.gif
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Alright, I'm a bit of noob, but I can't seem to get the new memory I got to work. Memory is 4x4 2133mhz G.Skill Ripjaw Z's. Bios is 1604. First off, it only seems to initially recognize it at 1600mhz (though you can get it up to 2100+ through tinkering). Even at 1600, once you save and reboot, it won't boot. Only way to get it back to Bios is through Mem Ok. I can run the old 1333mhz G.Skill up to 1800mhz no problem. When using mem ok, the screen comes up saying memory OK. Any help would be appreciated...
post #3544 of 10107
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Alright, I'm a bit of noob, but I can't seem to get the new memory I got to work. Memory is 4x4 2133mhz G.Skill Ripjaw Z's. Bios is 1604. First off, it only seems to initially recognize it at 1600mhz (though you can get it up to 2100+ through tinkering). Even at 1600, once you save and reboot, it won't boot. Only way to get it back to Bios is through Mem Ok. I can run the old 1333mhz G.Skill up to 1800mhz no problem. When using mem ok, the screen comes up saying memory OK. Any help would be appreciated...

The reason for this could be weaker Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) in your 955 Phenom II. Due to its limitations you won't see any 1866 or higher multiplier in BIOS. There is no limitation in new chips like Bulldozer (Zambezi and Piledriver) because they have "stronger" IMC (it's a new architechture than Deneb core) - somebody please correct me if I am wrong.

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post #3545 of 10107
BD will run 1866mhz and higher no problem just you need to start raising the CPU-NB voltage around 1900mhz.
PD on the other hand will do higher as well but scaling slows down above 1866mhz and above 2100mhz I saw negitive scaling.
post #3546 of 10107
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Nope. For a year my Thuban CPU had been cooled down by Scythe Mugen 2. I have recently installed EK custom watercooling system, so it should have even been cooler than before. I guess. That's only FX-6100 running on a default clock and memory running at 1600 MHz (ATM).

So you're saying you notice the temp increase since you put in a new CPU and new BIOS and new watercooling system?

The fan on the CPU heatsink will have moved air around the heatsinks for the VRM & northbridge, so removing that fan, via installing the watercooling will cause a temp increase.
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So you're saying you notice the temp increase since you put in a new CPU and new BIOS and new watercooling system?

The fan on the CPU heatsink will have moved air around the heatsinks for the VRM & northbridge, so removing that fan, via installing the watercooling will cause a temp increase.

Maybe you are right, but... My memory sticks are low profile and fans cooling my Mugen were above those sticks. I got 2 extra fans installed at the top of the case pulling the air out of the case. Hmmm.
I was wondering about installing 1 extra 120 mm fan which would push the air right at the top of Northbridge radiator and additionally something like this:

Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Fans
or this
CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans

What do you think? Are any of those worth of installing them?
And (because I was thinking about that 1 x 120 mm fan blowing onto NB) do you know any sollution or a way how to mount it there? Are there any holders or anything I could use to install it there firmly? Any suggestions?
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post #3548 of 10107
I guess I should have been more clear about asking about airflow in the case. I actually meant over the NB and VRM heatsinks.

Try holding a fan over the area and see if that improves things.

ADD: I was going to take a picture of what I did. It's a fan holder made from small piece of aluminum. Camera battery is dead. frown.gif
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post #3549 of 10107
Random question. i have a sabertooth 990fx r2.0 and when i increase core voltage my VID does not increase. anyone else have this problem?

causing stability issues with my OC, i cant hit 4.3ghz on my 8350 without extreme amount of LLC which is causing my heats to be unreasonable. only way i can seem to adj the vid is with AOD


new to asus boards and Overclocking. any help would be appriciated...
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Make sure you have the latest bios.
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