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Hi Guys,

I am Easing my way to 4ghz, it has been a while, but I am trying every possible combination to achieve the coolest, and lowest voltage 4ghz that I can. Right now I am at:

Cpu 3960Mhz @1.376vcore, Reference Clock 220, Multiplier 18,
HT Link @ 2200(10X) no voltage Adjustment
NB-2420Mhz (11X) no voltage Adjustment
Ram 1:4 1760Mhz, 9-9-9-24,2t

I know that I have the unlocked multiplier and I could just go RC 200, Multiplier 20, but in-order to be stable, I have to run at 1.52vcore and the multiplier apparently disables C&Q at X18.5, and clearly the goal of my overclock includes the function of C&Q.

Right now I am sitting solid, I ran P95 2 nights ago and and my max temps where 56c, but then I got to thinking, my H50 Pulls Air from the back of the Case, so I should Load test while the GPU is putting out its heat to get a better real world scenario. So Last night I let Furmark Run @ 1920x1080 - 8xaa(windowed), while P95 was running and my max temps where 58c on the cpu, and 78c on the video Card without taking the video Card Fan over 65%(ShinEtsu I love You!), so not to bad.

I think I am at a wall at Stock voltages, any of you guys have Ideas that could net me that extra 40mhz, without raising voltages?




Edited by cook - 6/17/11 at 7:25am
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post #2 of 8
That's hot for 1.376v. Are you sure the TIM and everything was applied properly. Anyways.....

Oh boy.....the classic "I'm thiiiis close to 4ghz!" I don't think you'll get that extra 40mhz without some extra voltage. But 1.376 is still a great voltage for 3.9. Also, that's some interesting scaling going on when you use the multiplier by itself. How long did you run prime for?
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Tuesday Night P95 ran from 11p to 8am - 9hours
Wed Night Blended Furmakr/P95 - 12a to 8a so 8 Hours. Office was pretty warm in the morning.

As for the TIM, Its the factory TIM on the H50. If Tim Replacement will net me some lower temps I am all for it, I thought the stuff on the H50 was pretty good to begin with. This chip runs hot.
Edited by cook - 6/16/11 at 7:57am
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Wow!! I agree that is a low vcore for a 3.9 OC!! Nice chip! You could try adding p/p fan setup on your H50, if you don't already, to see if it will help drop your temps a little bit.

Since you are running c&q, what does your voltage jump to when you are running Prime?
   
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While Running Prime my voltage jumps between 1.376 - 1.384, is that my Vdroop?

I am running a push pull with fan from my A50 and the one with the H50
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Do you have any TIM available? What kind is it? Reapplying the TIM may net you some better temps if applied properly, link.
   
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I am a stickler for proper Tim installation, I did my GPU last week with the last of my Shin-Etsu X23-7783D and noticed a huge temp drop on it, enough to change the fan profile to max out at 65% instead of 100% and net the same temperatures. I used all of the remaining Shin-Etsu on the gpu. I have AS5 laying around, but have lost faith in it. It was exactly the same performance as the stock TIM on the GPU, so I could not imagine it would be a worth while experiment on the CPU. Since I have to buy, I am thinking about MX-2, any thoughts?

I think your reference link is the same one that is in my sig.
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Outstanding! I use MX-2 on my GPU's and it works pretty good IMO. I do have some Shin-Etsu as well, but there is so little of it in the tube I use it very rarely.

Yeah, I got mine from the latest CPU cooler roundup. I doesn't show all of the different methods, just the dot one, but I use it frequently in here.
   
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Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
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Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
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Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
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LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
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Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
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X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
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AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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