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For the past 2 days i have been learning and failing at overclocking my processor. I have read numerous guides and have tried so many different tweaks.

Im at 3.5ghz overclocked, Lower than what i orifinally wanted which was at least 3.8 but ill settle for 3.5-3.6 ghz

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Processor- Lynnfield i7 860
Cooler-Cool Master Hyper N520
G-card=Gtx 570 HD SC
MO-Asus p7p55d-e Deluxe
Ram-8gigs of XMS3 DDR3
Power supply-Coom Master GX 750W

I am Running Prime95 now, and it seems i hit a stable point where as before my CPU was getting to hot like in the mid 80C almost 90C. It seems to be stabling at 65-73C but its only been about 10 mins. Now the feedback i hope to obtain is, can i go more and if so, what tweaks should i go with? Side note, One of my cores seems to be about 5-7C colder than the other 3 is that normal?

Here are the settings i currently have in my BIOS: Please note that i am a beginner and learning. Any tips are greatly appreciated!
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and volts
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Here is a photo of Realtemp, Coretemp, CPUID Hardware Monitor, CPU-Z while at 100% load.
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If you see anything out of the ordinary or have furthure questions or any sort of Feedback/Tips please feel free to post them!
Thank you for the Support!

Update: My problem for the last 2 days has returned, My CPU is getting hot: its been about 20 mins into testing and my CPU is getting to the low to mid 80sC. With 2 of my Cores hitting a maximum of 88C. Another Failed Attempt.
Edited by buddha0311 - 12/8/11 at 12:07am
post #2 of 6
You could try installing your cooler a second time and see if you get any better temps, but the 860s can get really hot when your overclocking them you really might need a better cpu cooler than the one you have. Also you can try disabling hyperthreading and it should bring down the temps a bit.
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You need a new cooler my friend.

N520's are garbage. I own one. You can re-seat it all you like, it's just not capable of high overclocks. Sorry bro.
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Any recs? Something capable of handling if i ever wanted to overclock to at least 3.8ghz with no problem. Prefer air cooling.
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Any recs? Something capable of handling if i ever wanted to overclock to at least 3.8ghz with no problem. Prefer air cooling.

Silver Arrow, NH-D14, Megahalems, Armageddon to name a few.
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So a quick update, I replaced my Cooler with a Corsair H80, and i am pretty impressed. IM over clocking at 3.6GHZ and my idle temp is about 23C and I ran Prime95 for 7 hours and it never hit about 55C, so over all, im happy. I might even push for 3.8Ghz but we will take it slow.
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