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Poll Results: Which block will win?

Poll expired: Sep 16, 2012  
  • 1% (3)
    Alphacool NexXxos XP3
  • 0% (2)
    Bitspower Summit HF
  • 1% (5)
    Danger Den M6
  • 2% (6)
    DT 5Noz
  • 7% (20)
    DT Sniper
  • 10% (26)
    EK Supreme HF Rev 4 (Full Nickel)
  • 17% (46)
    EK Supremacy (Nicekl/Plexi)
  • 8% (22)
    Koolance CPU-370 Rev 1.1
  • 1% (5)
    MIPS IceForce HF
  • 11% (29)
    Swiftech Apogee HD
  • 0% (1)
    Phobya UC1-LT
  • 6% (16)
    Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
  • 1% (3)
    XSPC Rasa
  • 13% (35)
    XSPC Raystorm
  • 14% (37)
    XSPC Raystorm Full Copper
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post #381 of 603
I did it in Open Office but I would think MS Office would be pretty similar:
Make a sheet with 4 columns
  • Name of the Block
  • Average Temp - 1.96 * Standard Deviation
  • 1.96 * Standard Deviation
  • 1.96 * Standard Deviation

For instance I had a row that looked like this:
Code:
DT Sniper    41.08   0.57    0.57

Then select the whole mess and make a stacked bar chart
post #382 of 603
The performance on the top 4-5 blocks were pretty much negligible. in all average, best and worst temps out of 5 mounts and even flow rate, their difference is none noticeable in real world applications. but it is great to see what performance these blocks are really getting. I am greatly satisfied w/ going for XSPC Raystorm, not that it looks good, its cheap and it performs on the top 4 of the roundup too.
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post #383 of 603
Okay so I'm sure the best way to view this information is with the water temp. average into it. But will any of the core temperature average data be released on its own. This will help me to see where my mount is falling into this data. I can't measure water temps here but I can see the core temp.
 
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post #384 of 603
I will be getting the MIPS looks good and perform well. biggrin.gif
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post #385 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

Probably something not enabled correctly in your BIOS. 1.5v on any IB CPU should send its temps way over 105C under full load with LinX.

I used Prime95 to load the processor - but as far as I know that's still an OK program to test temperatures with.

The volts showing in BIOS, CPU-Z, and HWinfo all read the same...... I've overclocked quite a few things in my time and this BIOS is fairly simplistic when it comes to overclocking options....

Is there some well known voltage bug associated with Ivy Bridge showing a different voltage through the sensors?
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post #386 of 603
Just for my own curiosity, I averaged 9 different testers results from those that used equipment to measure accurately. I recorded for each block how many degrees C from best performing block in each of 9 tests. Then averaged the data for all 9 tests. If revision had changed for sure, tried to include newest revision.

In chart are the results in order of best performance when averaging all tests. With a few exceptions, not to different order from Strens results. And one note, a few sites have tested more than one sample of same block, and not uncommon to get 1+C difference between 2 samples of same block on same test setup, then add fact that different testers have unique cpu/IHS, and the fact that no block ever tests best in all reviews is easily understood. Also note alphacool nexxxus has only been tested twice, so really need more testing on that one, because all it takes is one less optimal sample and it would be right in middle of rest of pack.

Edited by opt33 - 9/21/12 at 7:37pm
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post #387 of 603
Well I officially hate my block....great. lol.
 
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post #388 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subcutaneous View Post

I used Prime95 to load the processor - but as far as I know that's still an OK program to test temperatures with.
The volts showing in BIOS, CPU-Z, and HWinfo all read the same...... I've overclocked quite a few things in my time and this BIOS is fairly simplistic when it comes to overclocking options....
Is there some well known voltage bug associated with Ivy Bridge showing a different voltage through the sensors?

At 5GHZ your gflop performance should be over 130 gflops running Linx. I'd like to see your LinX results to see how performance is.

There is no well know bugs but their are power saving features in the BIOS that can down clock the CPU performance when over clocking to help maintain thermal stability.


This screen shot from Donald Leatherwood at [H]Forum shows temps with delidded 3570k at 5GHZ with high voltage.
5ghz3570kIBT.png

Is your CPU delidded?
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post #389 of 603
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Well I officially hate my block....great. lol.

Haha, that makes two of us.
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post #390 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

At 5GHZ your gflop performance should be over 130 gflops running Linx. I'd like to see your LinX results to see how performance is.
There is no well know bugs but their are power saving features in the BIOS that can down clock the CPU performance when over clocking to help maintain thermal stability.
This screen shot from Donald Leatherwood at [H]Forum shows temps with delidded 3570k at 5GHZ with high voltage.
5ghz3570kIBT.png
Is your CPU delidded?

I'm not stable over 4.8, and I run 4.5 most of the time so I don't have to have the voltage running at such an extreme level.

Also I don't have 64 bit windows installed yet so the highest it will let me run is "standard" but it does appear to run much hotter with linX than prime95. I haven't had any crashes while using the PC at all though so it seems stable enough....

The temperatures achieved by LinX at 4.5 even at standard settings tell me I would be foolish to run this program at 4.8, but what is the point of LinX over Prime95? The system is stable so why do I need LinX? Is there a game out there that's going to utilize my processor so much more extremely than Prime95?
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