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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

As others have stated - all cpu's will behave slightly differently, so you can't just set yours like mine and expect the same result.
Also, you will learn more by working through this process, rather than punching in someone elses numbers and hitting go.
Before you start make sure that your watercooler is working properly (good contact to the cpu). Your idle temps should be really low: 25-30C - even with the fan on low in Singapore.
Mobo assist fan - I think it is necessary due to the TUF armor - your case fans or cpu cooler are no longer blowing air over the chips on it. Overclocking is stressing your system and producing more heat - needing more cooling. Are fans expensive in Singapore?
My suggestion - Study your bios (under the advanced settings) and write down all the settings and voltages. Now use the auto overclock feature. Go back to your bios and compare what changed.
Notice it changed the bitclock, the multiplier, vcore and most likely some voltage offsets (can't remmeber now).
So the bitclock x Multi is your cpu speed 101.5 x 45 = 4.57 Ghz. However I recommend using the XMP profile (which will lock in 100.0)
Auto OC's seem to use an excess of voltage to keep things stable, so you shouldn't need as much when you OC it manually.
Also, it is really important to run Prime 95 blend for several hours to ensure stability. I run 2 hours at a time as I work on the OC versus voltage added, then when I have reached my target (4.5 GHz in my case at as low a voltage as possible) I run it for 4 hours minimum. Many people run it for much longer.
A couple of tips - set your Antivirus program to sleep mode while running P95. An auto scan can be enough to cause a failure in P95.
Run Hwmonitor or other tmep recorder during P95 and watch temps. If you hit 75C you need to stop and lower your voltages.
Good luck! It is intimidating at first, frustrating during crashes, but ultimately very satisfying.

First things first.. my idle temp is around 35C! Left it on for about a day without any programs running. General usage is around 41C. Highest I've reached is around 46C.. Is something wrong?

How much is this mobo assist fan? Is it easy to add on?

Fans are not that expensive in Singapore and I'm thinking of changing all my current fans to GentleTyphoon and adding a couple more.

What are the risks am I facing?

Thanks a bunch for your reply dude! Looking forward to the next biggrin.gif
post #22 of 25
Hello Kooosh-

Long time no post! biggrin.gif

Idle temps - it is all relative to the ambient temperature. My system runs about 9-9.5C above ambient when surfing the web.
So if your ambient is 26C I think you are doing fine.
Temps while gaming, stressing all cores - 41-46C is excellent! I never wrote down what temps I had at stock clock speeds, so if you are still stock, I can't comment.

Assist fan - I am using the Evercool 50x20mm fan with the rpm's set to ~2700 using the fan controller in the AI Suite. Works well and is quiet.
Super easy install, no risk. If you get a 10mm thick one use the screws Asus provided. A 20 mm fan requires 30mm screws (M3 I think).
Make sure you install it so the air blows into the mobo cover.

I have 4 Gentle Typhoon fans and think they are the best. However, I'm not a testing agency either. Once I find something I like I buy more of it.

Did you overclock your cpu? I think there is minimal risk if you take your time and follow the steps from OC articles on this site and others.

Cheers and good luck.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930k 4.5Ghz @1.331v Asus X99-A EVGA GTX1070 SC 16Gb Gskill DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
850 Pro SSD, 2 Cav Blacks Asus HWLabs 280mm SR-1 and GTX120 mm radiators EK GPU waterblock and backplate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Supremacy EVO cpu block W7 64 Pro Dell U3011  Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair 650d Modded SteelSeries Sensei Raw (heat orange) Creative 5.1 setup 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930k 4.5Ghz @1.331v Asus X99-A EVGA GTX1070 SC 16Gb Gskill DDR4-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
850 Pro SSD, 2 Cav Blacks Asus HWLabs 280mm SR-1 and GTX120 mm radiators EK GPU waterblock and backplate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Supremacy EVO cpu block W7 64 Pro Dell U3011  Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX850 Corsair 650d Modded SteelSeries Sensei Raw (heat orange) Creative 5.1 setup 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
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post #23 of 25
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So after two years I haven't got to overclocking my desktop and I think its time for:

1. Overclocking
2. Hardware upgrades

I'm thinking of upgrading my RAM. Any recommendations for RAM or any other hardware? biggrin.gif Don't have a budget, I match my budget to my wants reasonably. So nothing on the highest end. tongue.gif
post #24 of 25
Your RIG still looks great. Overclock that 2600k to at least 4.5 around 1.3v, RAM is fine and possibly upgrade the GPU depending on what games you play.

Unless you're running a massive amount of apps at once, more RAM won't do much and 1600mhz is as fast as you'd be able to benefit from anyway.
post #25 of 25
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I have a terrible habit of having all my web pages opened in Chrome to the extend of about 3 - 4 Chrome windows with approximately 10 - 20 tabs in each window. So that's why I thought of a RAM upgrade.

Recently, my Chill Control V for my Antec CPU cooler have failed to launch as well. Thinking it needs a software update I went to download the software from Antec website and tried an installation, when they prompted for it to install Asetek USB controller but I declined to install thinking it was something else. I tried to start the newly updated Chill Control but it failed to even connect to my device this time.


ChillControl V
Cannot connect to Chill Control device. Check USB connection on device and restart the Chill Control Application
OK

That's the error I get. Any help on this would be very much appreciated! <3

EDIT: Nvm about the software issue, I got it fixed by removing my driver and reinstalling it... Quite a hassle for people who don't know how to workaround driver installations...

Any recommendations on how should I approach overclocking my desktop? Should I be using the software that came with it?
Edited by kooosh - 1/20/14 at 10:41pm
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