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I7 950 + Coolmaster 212+ OC questions.

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I wanted to ask is it normal for my 100% loads to be up around 77-80 degrees (C)? (tested with prime95) it was higher with cores 1 and 2, cores 3 and 4 were 2-4 degrees lower.

My next question is am I able to push my cpu further without my temps getting too high with this Heat sync (looking to get to 4.2-4.5ghz)?

Last question I is, is my 212 meant to be really tight on my cpu? I ask this because when I put it on I have too really push it in to get the screws to align.

I think my main issue is I need to reapply the thermal paste because i may not have apply it properly as I didn't really read much into it when I got my PC. (I put it together in april)

I'm currently running my i7 950 at 3.8ghz at 1.2v
Im using a lancool k62 case

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

Regards

Stomii
post #2 of 20
hyperthreading enabled? im at 4.20ghz 1.31v only hitting 72c in prime95 and intelburntest
post #3 of 20
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Yeah ht is enabled. Any idea why its getting so high? : /
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Delete this please
post #5 of 20
some core temps tend to go higher than others.

the following factors may affect load temps:

-thermal paste used (recommend using better one like artic 5 or mx4)
-additional fan to the cooler (push/pull configuration)
-additional fan either intake or exhaust depending on your case setup
-ambient temp
-wiring management
-HT on, turbo on
-vcore

you have to watch the other temps as well such as system temp.

you can visit the Cooler Master 212+ club for more info about OC and others.

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using IntelBurn Test standard run of 5 times my Core 0 was highest at 61C but my ambient temp at the moment is low. my ht and turbo are disabled.
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Ok I worked the issue, I put my fans on my heat sync the wrong way silly me it was blowing the hot air into the centre of the case instead of out the back. Ill do a few more test then ttry to push my cpu further thanks
post #7 of 20
I hope you realize the 212 is considered the best of the "value" cooler. but it's still not going to perform as well as the high end "premium" cooler

you can get better temps. but you may need a bigger cooler
post #8 of 20
you have one of the best mobo for oc. you should be able to hit 4.2 easy with the 212+. one fan on the cooler combined with an exhaust fan are decent.

check these two threads, especially the second one for bios settings . . .

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...plus-club.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...club-read.html
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Funny thing is both of those links are in my sig I also wanted to ask what temps i should be worried about i terms of how hot should it be when i start to worry and turn down the vcore.

Also I just followed the guide in the overclocking guide. Just not sure if im meant to be going past 80 on load, so I keep ending up changing it back to what i had it set for 3.8ghz out of fear of frying the chip haha.

So yeah guidelines on temps would be great and also I'm wondering how big if a factor is the mobo for over clocking and what exactly does my mobo do to for it?

Thanks for the replies guys
post #10 of 20
Depending on the motherboard, it allows to use different features for overclocking. Phase amount is also useful for voltage control/efficiency. Your motherboard doesn´t differ much from mine, and in some cases it is better as I have read from here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...-e-thread.html

so should you to find out how you can take the maximum out of your i7 950

I know it is a lot of reading, but you may find some decent BIOS settings for your particular chip.


I wouldn´t expect no more than 4,2GHz max from that chip of yours no matter what batch you have.

since you already have high temps on 3,8GHz (even with low volts, already exceeding 70*C which is the maximum recommended safe limit to maximize the lifetime of your processor)
i7 CPU requires a decent amount of voltage boost from 3,8 to 4,0 not to mention the bigger cap of Vcore going from 4,0GHz to 4,2GHz which seriously affects temperatures.

I may be very wrong in my theories, but someone with experiences with i7 950 overclocking will probably say the same, since I have rarely seen someone exceeding 4,2GHz with that chip, not to mention with value class air cooler (watercooling... maybe, but still not recommended for 24/7 with HT enabled)

Tell me what are your current temps after reseating the coolers and to you have a push/pull configuration?

Hope it was somewhat useful for you.
Edited by Kilkin - 10/4/11 at 2:45am
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