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what are your temps with 4.2ghz? tbh thats really hot and I would change coolers or reseat it or change something, the hyper 212+ is only $25.99 on newegg, and it would significantly lower your temps. (20C is a lot)
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Honestly, gaming wise...

The only GAME that I've personally seen take any advantage over even stock speeds on these chips has been GTA IV (I've seen gains up to 5GHz, highest I can go). Crysis had small gains with clock speed increases. Everything else that I've tried, was fully playable maxed out with stock clocks on my CPU (with minimum framerates of 60 or higher).

It's still nice to get the highest speed you can out of your equipment though. That's why I'm sitting at 4.90GHz daily. That and I fold on it too.
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Honestly, gaming wise...

The only GAME that I've personally seen take any advantage over even stock speeds on these chips has been GTA IV (I've seen gains up to 5GHz, highest I can go). Crysis had small gains with clock speed increases. Everything else that I've tried, was fully playable maxed out with stock clocks on my CPU (with minimum framerates of 60 or higher).

It's still nice to get the highest speed you can out of your equipment though. That's why I'm sitting at 4.90GHz daily. That and I fold on it too.
Ok, but do you think those ibt temps are too high? While playing the BF3 beta the temps hover around 59-63c. Most other games are in the high 50s.
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I was experimenting with overclocking more today and found it pointless to go over 4.2, not because i couldn't but because 1 it almost doubled power consumption and raised my load temps by 10c for like 400 mhz, not worth it for everyday usage.
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if its under 1.3v, you'll be fine
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Ok, but do you think those ibt temps are too high? While playing the BF3 beta the temps hover around 59-63c. Most other games are in the high 50s.
Simple, don't use IBT. It inflates your temperatures FAR too high. Use Prime95 custom blend to test stability. IBT only gets things hot, it doesn't actually stress test.

Download Prime95 64bit. Run it, hit "blend" (but don't start), then hit "custom" and put in roughly 90% of your memory to use (in MB). So if you've got 8GB of RAM, put in 6144MB to use in Prime. Then hit start, and let it run for 12 hours.

I promise, your temps will be a good 10*C lower with Prime than IBT. It's a LOT better of a stability test. And it'll STILL run hotter than anything else you'll ever do with your machine (other than IBT).
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