Originally Posted by ahnafakeef
I did everything the guide asked me to. Temps after 15mins of prime95 are hitting a minimum of 80c on a core and a max of 93c on another core and some ASUS software is warning me that the CPU has hit 71c. This is with 44x multiplier at 1.2v and using 13000MB of RAM from a total of 16GB. CoreTemp shows the used RAM to be 15145MB, if it helps.
prime95 reported something like "Self-test 448k passed" after 15mins. Dont know what that means though.
What do I do now, especially to get the temps down?
How do I know if my push-pull setup is running at its max RPM? and if its not, how do I make it run at max? The fans are both connected to the motherboard and the speed is being controlled by it too.
Thanks a lot!
OK for the safety of your chip, I would suggest re-looking into that mount and the fans on the 212.
I've heard great things of that cooler, and those fans are the bomb too (I got them on my antec) - before proceeding with any more testing and higher volts, I would HIGHLY SUGGEST looking into those temperatures.
They seem awfully high for such a low voltage.
If you were at say 1.25v (even that doesn't seem like a huge difference, temps wise it is) - then I wouldn't be surprised.
If you cannot get the temps lower by remounting or reapplying TIM (use a pea sizes dot in the middle of the IHS) - then I would consider either:
-Dropping your OC to something that 1.2v would run stable at
-Changing cooler all together
As for your testing - yes when one worker "fails" no matter when, it means you are unstable.
Despite what forceman said - you could be stable for over 11hrs, and still be a long way from home.
Prime runs certain tests in no really given order. So at one point you might fail within 12hrs, another time you'll fail within 5mins.
Long story short - just keep adding vcore until workers don't fail - but again, adding vcore adds temperatures - and personally that's going past the safety margin already (as if you leave it running for 10hrs+ those temps will go higher than what you already had - ie 98c+)
OC'ing is fun (to an extent), but can be dangerous if you don't monitor or take care of your chip.
Hopefully this post helps you out a little more.
About LLC - say your BIOS is 1.2v, in CPU-Z in windows, you want to see that under FULL LOAD that the voltage being reported is near or at 1.2v - if it is OVER 1.2v and especially by a little margin - then you should LOWER LLC to say HIGH - that's because of overshooting.
LLC is basically a way of your chip to add voltage to your chip when your chip is under load - this is because under load your CPU starts fluctuating in voltage - LLC counters that, and tried to maintain a steady voltage - this is great most of the time, but sometimes with a too high LLC it can overshoot - and that's not good.
Long story short - look into your reported voltages and see what's being reported. A lower LLC will grant you LOWER TEMPS, but with a TOO LOW LLC for your system, your PC will never be stable.
Originally Posted by YounGMessiah
Try redoing your CPU cooler mounting process and/or try 1.25V.
What do you have for LLC?
Disagree - you shouldn't add more voltage at those temps.