sry for the long wall of text, multi-reply here, can't follow the thread as it flows (too fast) ...
Originally Posted by dmanstasiu
Oddly enough, I know on EVGA forums one user's 3770k was at 98C when he was reflowing it for Indigo Xtreme... 98C was the exact temperature the CPU limited itself to
To Ripsaw, can you post a graph monitoring software that actively monitor's your CPU's frequency during the stability tests? I'd be interested to see if it runs at it's full frequency or if it's throttling
IB 1155 have TJunctionMax set to 105C, not the 98C (this was for SB 1155 chips). I have seen it many times before on former chips (had like 5 of them), they start thermally throttling at 104C and for sure they will do that deeply once staying at 105C to beat the temps down.
Originally Posted by Hokies83
Ive had mine up to 105c before i de lidded XD
My puter restarted lol.
have never seen any of my 3770K restart at thermal limits and I was riding 2 of them at such for some time (before deliding)
restart could have been PLL voltage related (does that when set too low).
Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
I fear i will have to up my voltage significantly to reach 5.0Ghz though considering the jumps I had to make from 4.6 > 4.7 > 4.8. If I keep it under 1.45 it will be a miracle. I am encouraged though that I dont have to worry so much about staying under 1.52.
my 2 chips from batch 3224B were doing 5GHz at 1.46v (fixed in BIOS, not offsets) and 4.8 around 1.28V, 4.9 around 1.36V
Originally Posted by Gomi
Not sounding as a jerk at all mate - I understand that peoples definition on "Stable" varies alot.
It holds IBT (10 runs), Cinebench, a handful of games I tried and a QUICK 15 minute Prime95 run.
Have *NOT* taken it through a 24 hour P95 test as of yet, neither have I looked at it with a cold and evil stare while screaming
"This is sparta!" - All will be done in due time, no doubt I can force it to "crack" at some point with enough work thrown at it
I usually run CB on CPU and up vcore until no more WHEA warnings in Event Logs, have yet to crash such vcore under IBT or Prime under full load, so far CB stability testing proves the best and it generates only mid-high temps (unlike IBT which is horrible temps wise).
mine can do 4.7GHz at 1.21v ....