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With the intel thing, its awesome that alot of people are getting these 970's

I just set mine up a couple of days ago and had some questions. All I did so far was bump up the multiplier to 25 and the bus speed to 150. What do I need to work on to make sure everything is where it needs to be. It has been folding for the past 4 days besides a couple of breaks to game. cooler is a h50 in push pull, and I don't like the temps so far, so I will be replacing the paste and re-arranging my fans soon.

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lol, I saw that as soon as I posted it and just re-uploaded it. I am using imageshack...
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Try lowering your Vcore, under 4GHz most i7's will run between 1.20-1.24Vcore, that will cool her down, allthough those are not bad temps, if she won't run at lower Vcore, the i7's are hot chips!!
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I have vcore set to auto. so I will try at 1.2 and see what that does.
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I have vcore set to auto. so I will try at 1.2 and see what that does.
its usually not a good idea to leave vcore on auto when overclocking as a general rule of thumb
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I put it to 1.24 and immediately had problems. My bios reset and then I forgot to change the Harddrive mode back to ACHI so it took around 2 hours to remember that, i kept getting bsod's when loading windows. After that I just reset it back to stock and will work more on it later when I get the time.
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I was able to get 4.0 stable at 1.26v (168x24), with turboboost off. The temps you have seem pretty normal for the listed vcore and clock. If you mess around with it enough you can easily get up to 4.0 on <1.27v and keep those temps about the same. Are your ambients a bit high?

under 70C after some prime/folding seems fine imo. What mobo are you using? (sig rig isn't updated with 970)
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Are you coming from AMD, because Phenoms usually run a lot colder than i7s. Those are great temps though, definitely not too hot. If you really want lower temps though, you could buy the Rasa kit, I think it's like $120 for the 240 rad version.
    
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those temps are great for that voltage/speed.....idk what your talking about
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