Originally Posted by Saurk66
Haha, saw this right after I just posted, sorry for the double post.
It is definitely NOT snowing here.
I am loading the CPU by running Diablo III and MW3 at the same time, using the onboard Intel 4000 GPU. If that's not load I don't know what is...
Highest temp I got was 42C. Now this is an AC room ~70F. I have a ton of fans and a push/pull liquid cooling. Did I just get lucky with this chip?
Also, I assume Ai Suite pulls the CPU temp of the MB sensor just like any other CPU temp monitor would.....why would it be wrong? If it is indeed inaccurate, the my benchmarks have been **** and I could get into to trouble...I will look into this further.
Yeah, if you are measuring with the AIsuite temp sensor... then i never hit above 40 degrees running 4.5 at 1.3 volts lol. Don't trust it as I mentioned before.
I have 6 120mm fans in my case, 3 intake and 3 exhaust along with the h100. My temps aren't bad when considering a 4.5 clock with ivy. The thing that differs from some of you guys is that I need 1.31 volts in order to keep it stable, which I really don't like...
Originally Posted by Saurk66
Last night I downloaded 3D Mark and Real Temp. Ran a 3D Mark Test with Real Temp open in the background. The max core temp I got a 4.3GHz was 57C, the average was around 50c.
I think tonight I will bump the voltage up a tiny bit and see if I can get to 4.6GHz.
I am going to get a hold of IBT and OCCT and check them out. Seems like 3D Mark is pretty limited with the demo license. Your certainly right though, I didn't build the rig to get good benchmark scores, I built it to kick butt at MW3 and Diablo III
so there is no better test than playing a game for a few hours. Thanks for the good advice.
BTW side question, I have 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 (Corsair Vengeance), is it worth overclocking?
No, 32g of ram is overkill as it is for the purpose of your build lol, but I don't think your frequency is going to make too much of a diff with your games. What are your graphics?? edit: BTW, reason being is D3 you can pretty much play on a 200$ computer, and although I don't play MW3 on PC, I have heard from friends that it is not too demanding performance-wise compared to something like BF3. -- refer to hurtin4asquirtin's post below--
Originally Posted by Hurtn4ASquirtn
Thanks I would be happy with 4.6, I have water cooling so hopefully temperatures wont be an issue.
Just discovered that there is no performance boost from 1600mhz ram to 2400mhz ram, I read it is like 1% increase.
I would be happy with 4.6 too! haha, and depending on what your using your setup for, 1600 is standard without noticeable performance difference for everyday stuff and gaming that isnt super hardcore IMHO.
Originally Posted by Wolfie84
Was wondering if i need a fan controller with this board, or if the "fan expert" is good enough. gonna have 7 fans in an Antec 1100.
Matter of preference. The fan expert works fine for me, because my cpu fans run through my h100 so it has the built in controller. My other fans are always silent in my padded case so I can't hear them anyway, therefore I really don't notice the revolution speeds so long as they are appropriate for the situation.Edited by likethegun - 7/13/12 at 5:44am