i'm still a novice overclocker, and i'm having very large temperature discrepancies between core 1 and the other 3 cores.
and now.... a wave of pictures.
My first application was with arctic MX-2 but i also purchased mx-4 and noticed a 2-3 degrees drop in difference.
applying arctic MX-4 note: i did not use alcohol to remove the previous grease. I just cleaned it as best as i could with a tissue.
some strange patterns underneath the IHS. maybe this is why my cpu chip has one core that is 10 degrees difference than another one while under load.
redoing the arctic MX-4 in hopes of getting better, even temperatures.... nope. I did get a cooler core 2, but the other 3 cores are still higher.
re-cleaned and reapplied arctic mx-4
amount of TIM i used on the cpu die
amount used on the IHS and the hyper 212 evo.
4.6 1.272 68 76 80 77
4.7 1.368 78 90 93 89
4.7 1.368 78 90 93 90 run #2
I'm pretty much just putting 45,46,47 in the cpu bios and then running intel burn tests rather than doing a fixed voltage to overclock. Will the cpu achieve an overclock if you use a fixed voltage say 1.19 @ 47 or will it crash? still very confused about the terminology about the asrock bios.
i am tempted though to get some collaboratory liquid ultra, but it's an added cost and i'm not getting even temperatures across the board like others have been getting.