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Poll Results: Which Ivy Bridge CPU did you buy?

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post #1741 of 7362
how much better temps did you get / how did you apply it to the die?? i've been seeing the finger method w/ a plastic bag works good. or maybe just the dot in the middle method?

and yea im not going to use anywhere near enough for it to run into the socket... my temps are like 86c full load IBT 4.6 @ 1.185 right now I want them lower....
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how much better temps did you get / how did you apply it to the die?? i've been seeing the finger method w/ a plastic bag works good. or maybe just the dot in the middle method?
and yea im not going to use anywhere near enough for it to run into the socket... my temps are like 86c full load IBT 4.6 @ 1.185 right now I want them lower....

well, honestly the best method to lower your temps would be to invest in better cooling. I have nothing against the 212 its legendary for its price/performance ratio. but it just has trouble keeping up with the heat ivy puts out at those clock speeds.

your best bet is to get the highest end air cooling (noctua d-14, phanteks, or silver arrow) or maybe an h100, if you don't mind a bit more air noise. or go balls to the wall with water cooling.

trust me I'm not trying to discourage you from splitting your processor in half, but actually yes I am lol. it will take a year or two for me to get that brave personally. redface.gif

if you do, I wish you luck. biggrin.gif I'm definitely not against voiding warranties, just afraid of not having a computer.

just for reference, my phantek keeps my processor running in the mid to high 70's clocked at 4.5 with prime.

edit: dig the avatar, I'm one of those people obsessed with futurama. thumb.gif
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IDK what i want to do anymore I got everything all setup razor knife rubbing alcohol a foam mat for the cpu to sit on and then I pussed out sort of and i've just been sitting here on my laptop since i've had my rig unplugged to cool down for awhile. I really didn't want to spend another 100 on this pc guess I should have gotten the h100 in the first place. If the TIM under the IHS is so bad though whats the point of getting a better top end cooling solution? I guess i'll just be happy @ 86c max with a working computer. Good advice I guess if the cpu gets too hot and dies within 3 years I have a warranty so whats the point of cracking it in half for maybe a 10c drop in temps and maybe having no computer. +1 rep
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just keep in mind, the "holy crap don't let your processor get this hot temp" is 105c. you are far, far away from that. I would personally never let my proc hit 90. that is my max max. I would honestly get it nice and cool and stable at around 4.4 and let it do its thing, it will easily keep up with the 670 and stay reasonable cool, but seriously I wouldn't fear the mid 80's like you are running.

and I know the 100 buck for a cooler is steep. I got a good college graduate bonus, so I went all out on the proc and cooling. it runs so quiet I cant even here it. I had a h50 with two yate loon high speed fans, and I though that was not too loud. now, its literally in-audible I actually couldn't believe how quiet it is.

just stick with what you got, cause its beastly. then in the future save up some money upgrade your cooling. thumb.gif seriously this proc at 4.4 ish is like a sandy at 4.7 and there is more processor power there than you could ever for gaming.
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yea I was thinking about dialing down to 4.4 you are like reading my mind here. I wonder how low I could get the voltage/temps to for a 4.4 I dont really need 4.6 anyway. I could just lower to a 4.4 oc and get temps down a little more then just save every penny for IB-E or something later on.
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post #1746 of 7362
give it a shot and see how it runs , it will even do decently if your into benchmarking. but honestly, your set in gaming.

I just posted this a few pages back, but just set everything at these settings, except for the core speed. put that at 44. then lower/raise where needed. this will give you a starting point, it helped me.

bios.zip 2620k .zip file

for me these exact settings (except I set the core speed at 4.5), were prime stable for 10 hours. I actually got a freeze with diablo 3 so I bumped the voltage up to 1.235. but its been amazing since then.

edit: this is an asrock Z77 extreme4, I'm assuming thats the same board you have thumb.gif
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Line method. I noticed 10c lower load temps just by replacing the TIM and still using the IHS at 1.28v with the stock heatsink.
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are those settings on an extreme 4?
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are those settings on an extreme 4?

yup sorry I edited my last post.
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Line method. I noticed 10c lower load temps just by replacing the TIM and still using the IHS at 1.28v with the stock heatsink.

thanks for the info so you just put a thin line across the die? I think i'm gonna hold off for awhile atleast if I do it at all
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