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So im new to this forum, and sorry for my english, its my 3rd language.
My system is i7 980 4.2 ghz
GIGABYTE G1 ASSASIN
HAF X RC-942
DDR3 24GB Kingston
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
1200W Chieftec
1TB Western Digital
SSD Intel 510
corsair h100


So i have couple of questions for you guys. Running at 4.2 ghz i ran prime for 35 minutes on 100% load, top temp i reached was 66c.
My corsair h-100 fans are on full speed i use not quite full push and pull configuration, because instead off 120mm pull fans im using 1 200m fan on top, as you can see on the photos. So im asking you guys are my temps ok? Idle i run at 27c .

also i would like to know if 1200 chieftec will pull 2 590s?

again sorry for my english and if i have posted in the wrong thread

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post #2 of 15
Welcome to OCN!

Your temps are more than fine, you could go higher if you wanted. Also your PSU is fine for two 590s.

Looks like a killer rig mate smile.gif

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is there a benefit to having two push fans stacked on top of each other?

love the look you have goin on there. smile.gif
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Faded View Post

is there a benefit to having two push fans stacked on top of each other?
love the look you have goin on there. smile.gif

yes, when i was testing my set up diferent ways, loading with prime and everest showed 2-4 degrees diference, so theres a benefit to it.
thanks
post #5 of 15
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Welcome to OCN!
Your temps are more than fine, you could go higher if you wanted. Also your PSU is fine for two 590s.
Looks like a killer rig mate smile.gif
E: you should also list your system specs with the help of Rig builer, and you can find that in the upper right corner of the site.

higher like ?))
post #6 of 15
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higher like ?))

Idle temps are mostly irrelevant because they're usually inaccurate. And for load temps about 85C is the max I would be comfortable with even though the chips can probably take a bit more.

For example I ran F@H with my older i7 at or above 80C 24/7 or over half a year and it was fine. The chips start throttling / your rig will turn off if temps reach dangerous levels. But yeah 66C is really low, just OC higher smile.gif
 
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Idle temps are mostly irrelevant because they're usually inaccurate. And for load temps about 85C is the max I would be comfortable with even though the chips can probably take a bit more.
For example I ran F@H with my older i7 at or above 80C 24/7 or over half a year and it was fine. The chips start throttling / your rig will turn off if temps reach dangerous levels. But yeah 66C is really low, just OC higher smile.gif

all i done is did the overclock through the gigabyte easytune6, i put it to the extreme which is 4.2 ghz and then lowered the cpu voltage to 1.35 . Im new to overclocking, and surfing the forums didnt do any help for me. Because no1 explains how to do a proper step by step overclock for my i7 980. I know that gigabyte overclock profiles are not good, and i should do everything through bios. So maybe you can help me my friend ))
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Well what you basically want to do is disable all the power saving/speedstep features (what these are called depends on the board but usually it's stull like CEIST, speedstep, turbo etc.)

After that since your i7 980 is not the X version of the chip and doesn't have an unlocked multiplier you want to crank the multi as high as it goes (for starters, some multis might be more stable than others but stuff like that is fine tuning) which should be x25 or x26, can't remember which it is for the 980.

After that you should start increasing the BCLK which will result in a higher OC, the higher you go. Around 165x26 for example would be a good one for you to aim for at starters since you're currently at 4.2 and the setting would get you to 4.3GHz. The most thorough way of going about this would be to increase the BCLK in small increments and test for stability after each increase (use a program like LinX or Prime 95 for this)

What you should remember is that when you increase the BCLK your RAM frequencies will also increase, and for this reason it might be beneficial to lower the ram multi for a while and fine tune that after the CPU OC.

After testing for stability if the tests you ran passed, increase the BCLK some more for a higher OC.

If the tests don't pass and you get a BSOD, freeze, errors etc. the first thing you want to do is check the error code if you got a BSOD, this should tell you what voltages you want to increase. If you can't get the error code you just have to test. The most important voltage is the Vcore, and then other important ones are vtt/qpi and vdimm. There are stuff that you can use for perfecting the OC but those are the ones you probably should focus on at first. So just increase one in small increments and test for stability again until the tests pass, and then proceed to increase the BCLK again

rinse and repeat until you get to the point where your voltages start being in the dangerous levels (about 1.45v-1.40v for vcore for that particular chip, preferably closer to 1.4v) or your temps are too high.

And that's a very basic step by step OC guide I think tongue.gif
 
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Well what you basically want to do is disable all the power saving/speedstep features (what these are called depends on the board but usually it's stull like CEIST, speedstep, turbo etc.)
After that since your i7 980 is not the X version of the chip and doesn't have an unlocked multiplier you want to crank the multi as high as it goes (for starters, some multis might be more stable than others but stuff like that is fine tuning) which should be x25 or x26, can't remember which it is for the 980.
After that you should start increasing the BCLK which will result in a higher OC, the higher you go. Around 165x26 for example would be a good one for you to aim for at starters since you're currently at 4.2 and the setting would get you to 4.3GHz. The most thorough way of going about this would be to increase the BCLK in small increments and test for stability after each increase (use a program like LinX or Prime 95 for this)
What you should remember is that when you increase the BCLK your RAM frequencies will also increase, and for this reason it might be beneficial to lower the ram multi for a while and fine tune that after the CPU OC.
After testing for stability if the tests you ran passed, increase the BCLK some more for a higher OC.
If the tests don't pass and you get a BSOD, freeze, errors etc. the first thing you want to do is check the error code if you got a BSOD, this should tell you what voltages you want to increase. If you can't get the error code you just have to test. The most important voltage is the Vcore, and then other important ones are vtt/qpi and vdimm. There are stuff that you can use for perfecting the OC but those are the ones you probably should focus on at first. So just increase one in small increments and test for stability again until the tests pass, and then proceed to increase the BCLK again
rinse and repeat until you get to the point where your voltages start being in the dangerous levels (about 1.45v-1.40v for vcore for that particular chip, preferably closer to 1.4v) or your temps are too high.
And that's a very basic step by step OC guide I think tongue.gif

ok i have swithced all the power saving stuff off, i tried the 165x26 but everytime i would restart my pc it would be set to 165x25. So i tryed couple of test and this is my set up in bios now, 176x25 and 1.375v for the vcore. Is this ok? or am i doing something completely wrong smile.gif) also i lowered the ram frequencies as you told me for the tests. I ran everest for 10 min at 100% load max i reached was 71c. Should i run the load test for longer ? Or does this give the actual picture? idle i run at 37c. 338
Edited by umbrellatears - 3/9/12 at 12:51pm
post #10 of 15
Everything seems to be fine and you sir would seem to have gotten a really good chip (low volts for the frequency you're at). Keep pushing it to see how far it goes! smile.gif

I'm not personally familiar with everest as a stress testing program, so I can't really comment on that part, but I would suggest that at least when you're really testing for stability use a few programs since your OC might be stable in some but unstable in others. Also at least when running stuff like Prime 95 for testing it's a good thing to let it run for hours at least when you really want to see if the OC is stable, and not just get a quick check if you can continue to go higher.

But yeah looks really nice. thumb.gif
 
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