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Hey guys,

I'd like to overclock my i7-860 @ 2.80 ghz.I have a TacensGelus Lite II+ cooling on it, and I'd like to know if it's a good idea to overclock it with such an cooling and could it be able to overclock it to atleast 3.8 GHZ?

Thanks in advance thumb.gif
Edited by infitjuhh - 6/24/12 at 3:47am
post #2 of 16
er..your motherboard is-?
what are your temps?
fill out your computer specs in rigbuilder(upper right)
then add it to your signature in My profile>Edit signature text
set vcore to 1.4
set vtt to 1.3
raise the fsb until it's @ 3.8
maybe disable hyperthreading and LLC (vdroop control or whatever)
if it's stable @ 3.8..see about lowering the voltage..
Edited by Schmuckley - 6/24/12 at 4:00am
 
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Oke I updated my rig and my temperatures at the moment are

- Core 1: 46C
- Core 2: 40C
- Core 3: 41C
- Core 4: 39C
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is that under load?of course not :lachen.gif: those things can get hot
 
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Haha indeed biggrin.gif

Under a stress test of prime95 it gets these temperatures:

- Core 1: 74C
- Core 2: 70C
- Core 3: 68C
- Core 4: 71C
post #6 of 16
is that with 1.4v for voltage? Do you know how to take screenshots? Hit "Print Screen" key (upper right of keyboard) then paste it into paint..save pic ..and upload it.If you can..upload a screenshot with CPU-z + Cpu-z memory tab + CPU-z mainboard
and whatever temp/hardware monitor you're using.
Edited by Schmuckley - 6/24/12 at 5:01am
 
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Nope I haven't touched the bios at all at the moment.
It's at a Voltage of 1.1 en 2.8 GHZ.
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Oh sad-smiley-002.gif That's not good..You need better cooling before you go adding volts to it..you're pretty much already
at your chip's thermal limit and have no overclocking headroom heat-wise.
For the time being..just raise the FSB 5 at a time and see if it's stable
 
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375

375

375

These are the pics you asked for wink.gif

I guess ill have to buy a watercooling system then..

Do you know anything able and not to pricey?
Edited by infitjuhh - 6/24/12 at 5:23am
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375
375
375
These are the pics you asked for wink.gif

Nice wallpaper! thumb.gif

Out of all seriousness.. You'll want a better cooler, without even looking at that cooler it being a "Lite" gives away that it's just meant to be quieter than a stock Intel one! tongue.gif

Actually looking at it now, it looks alright so maybe it's the case of the fans/case arrangements? It could just be a bad cooler though tongue.gif

I'd suggest a Hyper 212+ or equivalent, if you want more step up to a NH-D14.. Anything inbetween is no better than the Hyper or just barely beats it.
Seeing as you have moderate high idle's i'd say it's something to do with the cooler or source of air for the coolers fan..? All you can do is test!

Also what about the thermal application? smile.gif
 
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