Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed
indeed, and make sure your RAM timings and settings match what you get from the RAM manufacturer.
As for de-lidding - yes it does void your warranty.
As for best air-cooling - the Noctua solutions seem to be the best.
Remember there is always LIQUID COOLING - ie. the H220, H100i, Antec 920 and so on that you can choose too - they are all-in-one solutions that you don't have to both touching, just installing.
Okay I'll check out the Noctua and the other liquid coolers when I change my CPU cooler. Thanks!
Originally Posted by justanoldman
^Agree with everything TD wrote. The NH-D14 is a great air cooler, but some can’t fit it in their case or their ram blocks it. For just cpu cooling the H100i works fine, but if you want to expand the loop to the gpu like I did, then the H220 is the way to go if you don’t do full custom water.
Delidding obviously void the warranty, but I don’t know too many people that use their chip warranty. Many people delid Ivy chips because the glue Intel used is done so poorly that dellidding is the only way to get the most out of the chip. Not trying to push you into it, just giving you the info, and anyone who can afford a Titan people just tend to assume you could afford a new chip.
The chip oc won’t hold back your one Titan too much, but you would see a bigger difference if you get another and SLI them.
From my screen shots, you would use manual voltage not offset, start with 1.2v or so, change the multiplier from 50 to 44, and enter in your specific ram voltage/timings.
Delidding not only voids my warranty, but also puts me at a risk of breaking the chip during the procedure and thats what I am afraid of. Unfortunately I'm one of those people who spend all their money on buying a new system and tend not to change anything until it breaks or performs too poorly. Besides, I plan on upgrading my monitor soon, and my case requires quite a few accessories (HDD bays, HDD cage, new fans etc). Not to mention the new CPU cooler if I'm tempted towards a high overclock. So I cant risk losing my CPU right now.
I went with the Titan instead of the 690 because I wanted to avoid getting a dual GPU system for as long as possible. The Titan is performing superbly for my needs right now and I cant see myself getting a newer GPU until Maxwell, the new DirectX, the new consoles or something similarly revolutionary. So I'm not worried about the GPU being bottlenecked. And by the time I actually change my GPU, I hope to get a new CPU as well.
So I'll just have to be careful not to mess with the offset voltage settings and put in the right values and I should be fine. Got it!
I'll get back to you if I have more questions. Thanks a lot!