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so ive posted before about not getting past 4.0 really without temps getting two hot, so i decided to change a couple things. I changed a few things at once so i am not sure what made the major impact.

here is what i did, i replaced the stock noctua fans that came with the cooler with higher cfm thermaltake 2000rpm dual bb fans. than i used artic sliver 5 thermal paste instead and now i am at stable prime95 4.4ghz at 1.332 volts under full load max temp 51c at the cores. 4 hours p95
post #2 of 12
How much did that change the temps? You probably just had a bad mount or something before, since just changing those things probably won't make too big of an impact on temps.
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tough to say how much but before anything above 1.3v i would be at 55c in seconds and couldn't really go up to 4.2ghz at 1.296v and hit 56c max load temp.

now i can get to 4.4 below that, so you could be right about the bad mount, but i feel i've done it enough times that there is no way i made that mistake but you never know.
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so i tested it just for the hell of it i switched back to the noctua fans on the rad and i get about 4c higher temps when using the nactua fans vs my thermaltake fans
post #5 of 12
1.332V Under Load? You sure? Thats incredibly low. I need 1.36V under load for 4.3Ghz.
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yea i am monitoring it with cpuz and hw monitor
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yea i am monitoring it with cpuz and hw monitor

I would call that, a golden chip thumb.gif Water cooling in your near future?
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I'm at 1.332 for a 4.2ghz.. What are your overclock settings? Just a cpu multiplier boost uses less voltage, I do believe. Mixing with some bus speed can increase the required voltage. Though performance generally is better as well. Think I'll do a bump up myself and see if I can get to 4.4 around the same voltage.
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tough to say how much but before anything above 1.3v i would be at 55c in seconds and couldn't really go up to 4.2ghz at 1.296v and hit 56c max load temp.

This sounds familiar, I'm at 1.296v at 4.1ghz right now. As soon as I try to go higher it starts screaming for more voltage and my temps start to climb into the 50's. Now my rig gets up to 49-50c max load with a hyper 212 evo and 38mm delta fans.

But, I built this rig a few months ago in the middle of the Texas summer. Now that it's starting to cool down I might start tweaking again soon to see what it can do with better ambient temps.
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post #10 of 12
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i am only using a multiplier increase, using offset voltage, llc at ultra high, ht/nb locked at 2200, ram timing set manually running at 1600 (9-9-9-24-41) 16gb, and increased cpunb to 1.25v everything else is set to auto, except all power saving disable except c6 for down throttling when not under load since it didn't affect performance or my overclock i wanted to leave this on.
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