just wondering if anyone can help me choose a decent air cooler.
i have the Z68 Extreme4 (non Gen3) board and my case it a Raven RV03 which is optimized for air cooling. I have an Antec Kuhler 620 water cooler, which is quite noisy to my liking. the biggest restriction is my Corsair Vengeance RAM. I have 4 of them, so I need a cooler that
1) doesn't reach the RAM slots (because seems to be nothing that has enough clearance above the RAM)
2) doesn't obstruct my PCI-E X-FI titanium sound card installed in the top most PCI-E x1 slot
3) does fit inside a Raven RV03 (says max height is 163mm in the case's spec sheet.)
Since Kuhler 620 is quiet compared to other water coolers, and since I cannot tolerate even that, I guess water coolers are out of the question. H100 with custom fans would have been cool , but the case doesn't fit one normally and the way it has to be fixed would disrupt the airflow.)
Or and btw on the new bios. I got to play with it a bit. Got mine stable for 3.5hrs in Prime blend @ 4.5GHz. 4.6GHz at same Vcore gave stop 124 error. Now i am trying to drop the Vcore at 4.5GHz. currently +0.005 offset yielding 1.320V~1.336V at load. also playing with the power saving features.
One note on core level turbo boost overclocking. It doesn't work at all. It just stays fixed at 45. i tried 45,46,47,48 for different loads. no go. POST screen showed 25GHz or some weird CPU speed. (I wish!) didn't get to play with Smart Connect or Rapid Start yet. eventually i will. still trying to get the OC stable. only today i learned how to stop the idle BSOD 124 bug.
Originally Posted by thelamacmdr
mine seems to be posting about 30 seconds slower than before but then again I probably missed even more settings. has anyone been able to get higher overclocks on the bios than they could before? Intel smart connect turns on your computer intermittently while sleeping to gather data for things like dropbox, email etc. and rapid start doesn't seem all that useful for desktops at the moment.
i measured the POST. it's pretty much the same. about 1-2s between the two. Oh well...Edited by Anusha - 4/19/12 at 7:39am