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chris why did you spend all this money then go with that cheap copper cooler? Is that temporary before you WC?

Speaking of, I have the same exact Zalman cooler for my pre-WC testing setup! biggrin.gif
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chris why did you spend all this money then go with that cheap copper cooler? Is that temporary before you WC?
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Yeah. He had a bigger, nicer one, but it was just a bit too oversized.
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Speaking of, I have the same exact Zalman cooler for my pre-WC testing setup! biggrin.gif


Started with this one as a temporary measure....but it touched the top graphics card.





So I moved to a real cheap smaller unit that is just there as a placeholder....until I put this one on:





Real excited about getting it under water with this copper plated version of the Mips IceForce block.

I'm in the middle of doing a series of temperature / voltage tests with my cheapish air cooler. It's quickly proving to be the weak link on overclock settings. Will have more to report tomorrow.
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What camera do you use again? That copper block looks soooo nice in that shot.

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What camera do you use again? That copper block looks soooo nice in that shot.

Agreed drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif
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Hi Chris,

Thought I ought to stop by here first before making posts elsewhere. I heard it has now become a rite of passage for first time posters to come and express there awe and incredulity at the behemoth your creating!

Can't wait to see everything underwater, must admit I've found it hard to visualize the loop despite Electrocuter's code diagrams. Looking forward to all your water/ air comparisons thumb.gif

Hope your still enjoying it all, I know I am!
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What camera do you use again? That copper block looks soooo nice in that shot.
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Agreed drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif

I'm shooting a Canon 7D most of the time. But it's really the lens that has more impact on the quality of a picture. I think that one was with my 17-55 2.8L lens. It's nice glass.


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Hi Chris,
Thought I ought to stop by here first before making posts elsewhere. I heard it has now become a rite of passage for first time posters to come and express there awe and incredulity at the behemoth your creating!
Can't wait to see everything underwater, must admit I've found it hard to visualize the loop despite Electrocuter's code diagrams. Looking forward to all your water/ air comparisons thumb.gif
Hope your still enjoying it all, I know I am!

Another first time poster! Absolutely love it. Need to go back and count at some point. Would also be interested in how many first time posters stayed and became active OCN'ers. But regardless...welcome to OCN HeyBear!
Edited by cpachris - 12/10/12 at 7:33am
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Sorry if I'm not posting as often. Just lurking. This thread sometimes produces so much awesome, that I cannot post. tongue.gif
    
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So much tease with these blocks....and still no studio pictures of them! hehe

Keep up the great work! biggrin.gif

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I'm shooting a Canon 7D most of the time. But it's really the lens that has more impact on the quality of a picture. I think that one was with my 17-55 2.8L lens. It's nice glass.
Another first time poster! Absolutely love it. Need to go back and count at some point. Would also be interested in how many first time posters stayed and became active OCN'ers. But regardless...welcome to OCN HeyBear!

thats a nice lens thumb.gif
 
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I've been doing some overclock testing of voltage/temp while I'm still on air...so I can see what the improvement is when I put it underwater. I'm hoping to do that this weekend. For each of the 4 overclocks, I ran tests to determine what the minimum voltage required was to keep it stable. These were not full stability tests...but each successfully ran Intel Burn Test on Very High settings, and Prime95 Blend with 12 workers for one hour. If stable...I kept ratcheting down the voltage to see how low I could get it. I recorded temperatures after 1 hour of Prime 95. All testing is being done using fixed voltage...instead of offset mode...since I'm only really trying to see the minimum required at load. Much easier to run iterations of testing using fixed voltage so that you can figure out your CPU's requirements. I'm using LLC of 3...and getting between 0.04 and 0.05 volts of vdroop at full load. So the actual fixed voltages I'm putting in the BIOS are a little bit higher than what I'm showing below. What I'm showing below is the voltage actually being used when CPU cores are at full load:

Processor Speed 3.8 GHz -- 1.08 core voltage at load -- 59c avg core temp

Processor Speed 4.0 GHz -- 1.12 core voltage at load -- 67c avg core temp

Processor Speed 4.2 GHz -- 1.17 core voltage at load -- 80c avg core temp

Processor Speed 4.4 GHz -- 1.23 core voltage at load -- 90c avg core temp (CPU being throttled)


My cheapish temporary air cooler is showing its colors here at 4.4 GHz. Even though it is stable, and will pass Intel Burn Test and Prime 95....Aida64 shows me that its being throttled to keep the temps below 90 degrees. But...this still pleases me, because its stable at 4.4 Ghz and just 1.23 volts. That's not bad. If I extrapolate my results above...it looks like I should be able to stay right around 1.4 volts for 5.0 GHz....if my CPU will do it. Will find out. At 1.4 volts, I don't expect cooling to be an issue once I've hooked up my blocks to my seven radiators.

Would love to see some voltage's required at different overclock frequencies from other members for comparison, for those with Sandy-E processors!
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