Originally Posted by ozzy983
Alright, I'd advise a few things right off the bat.
First, head into the bios and disable Quiet & Cool, C1E and Turbo Core.
That should bring your vcore back to the stock voltage of 1.275; it's running at 1.42V the default for the 3.4ghz turbo. That will drop your temps a bit, since they are WAY too high.
Next, do not overclock via the HTT yet, instead use the multiplier, because now your overclocking the ram and the nb, and some of the "defective" cores might be sensitive to overclocks and that might be why they are not registering.
Lastly, and this is more a preference than anything else, but you really don't need 6 cores, lol. Unless you are really going to use them, the increased heat and vcore needed to sustain higher speeds just isn't worth the risk not only to the motherboards vrms, but the processor. I only run 4 and can unlock the other 2 and run them up to 4.3ghz @ 1.575v, but it's just not worth it.
True it's up to preference
I was thinking when I do have adequate cooling (in about 0.5-1 hour from now) I'd dedicate 2 cores to all the background stuff (chat programs, downloads, browser, while the other 4 are for the heavy programs such as gaming while backing up, watching a video, etc, etc. Having multiple monitors means I usually have way more programs open.
Either way, it's up to the electronic gods to see if 6 cores and good cooling is stable enough for a 24/7 rig. I'll probably settle for x4 with 3.8-4Ghz along timings of 9-9-9-26
side note: x6 = e-peen and stuffing it in my friend's face because he was not limited by a budget XD he has an i7/ssd/high end gfx and never acknowledges that my rig is great or good for the price i payed }:C
I should get heatsinks for that part right? Specifically for the smaller components, the big square ones or just drown them all in heatsinks?Edited by BadRobot - 2/15/12 at 1:47am