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Hi guys Hoping to receive some help with my 2600k overclock, now the best temps Ive achieved so far are below



Now just a few questions.
1. how are my temps?
Cooler: Corsair H70 w/Scythe 120mm SlipStream 1600RPM x2 (Very loud)
Blowing air out of the case (i know its not what corsair say to do and ive tested it sucking instead saw 1-2* temp drops but case temps increased buy 5-12*
TIM: Indigo Extreme Thermal Pad

2. Can i Change my settings at all for better temps (Inc Wall)

BCLK Freq: 100
Adjust by each core: 48
PLL Overvoltage: Enabled
Mem Freq Auto

Vcore PWM Mode: T.probe
Load Line Calibration: Ultra high 75%
VRM Fixed Freq Mode: 350
Phase Control: Extreme
Over current protection: 100%

Hyper Threading: Enabled (Derp)
Limit Cpuid max: Disabled
EIST, C1E, C3, C6: Enabled

CPU Volt: 1.390
DRAM Volt: Auto
VCCSA/IO Volt: Auto
CPU PLL Volt: Auto

3. Im looking to OC my ram to its Native 1866 9-10-9-27 can anyone suggest any guides?
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With that overclock and that cooler your temps are about right. I would only start getting concerned if you were hitting 85c on prime.

Tbh, I doubt you'll get better temps.

As for your memory, you shouldn't need to "overclock" it to acheive your native specs. You can just go in and set it up manually. I would say however, set your memory to 1600mhz with 9-9-9-24 speeds, the better timings will yeild better benchmark results. But in real life scenarios you'll not see a difference.

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You should try LinX with AVX to see whats the highest temperature you get.
Prime95 doesnt heat it up all that much.

I do 20+ runs with max memory in Linx followed by 6+ hours of Prime95 blend.

Your temps look normal for your cooler under prime95 i think.
You have just been running Prime95 for 22minutes, it could add a few more degrees if you run it for hours on end.

You could try lowering your PLL voltage.. try 1.75V first.. i see alot of people with just 1.725V to.. maybe this helps drop the temperature by a few degrees.
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Linx is similar to Intel Burn Test isn't it...

if it is that adds about 5c on my machine over prime95
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You might be able to decrease the CPU PLL voltage whilst keeping stability, I've not tried this at 4.8GHz, only 4.6GHz and 4.7GHz. I too had a Corsair H70 with AS5, but temperatures in the end were diabolical no matter how many times I re-pasted. Your temperatures seem about what mine were once before I lost control over them so they're fine. I now use the Noctua NH-D14 which is a massive heatsink/fan combination, my memory (tall heatsink currently on it) only just fits, and is rather slightly pushed at an angle, need to get some RAM which doesn't have tall heatsink basically.

Anyway, to cut the long story short, the temperatures with the Noctua were radically reduced to about 60-65C on the hottest core compared to what I was having (70-80C) before. So if you're concerned about potentially lowering temperatures more then perhaps give that a try.

I would not advise messing with the VCCSA, VTT might be able to be reduced but not by much, I usually high mine slightly above default infact. Ensure your RAM voltage on auto is actually running between 1.5-1.65v at most, I usually set mine to manual to make sure the BIOS doesn't consider choosing another voltage at any point during boot up.

That's my advice, hopefully it's helpful.
Edited by Ixel - 8/17/11 at 5:53am
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Linx is similar to Intel Burn Test isn't it...

if it is that adds about 5c on my machine over prime95
Yes it is the same, How much it ads depends on your cooler beeing used and what voltage your cpu is on i think.
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Yes it is the same, How much it ads depends on your cooler beeing used and what voltage your cpu is on i think.
Yeah,

I mean, i've got the old edition of the i7 so mines going to be hotter at lower temps anyway.

I'm running 1.28 @4ghz at the moment I think with an H50 with Krazy Kazes

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LinX with AVX only runs on sandybridge cpu's

I get 6 degrees more under Linx with AVX then under P95, expect more with aircoolers
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yeah yeah yeah, my machine sucks....

:-p I haz even more of a sad now :'(
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yeah yeah yeah, my machine sucks....

:-p I haz even more of a sad now :'(
A I7-920 @ 4ghz is no way near sucking..
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