phew, thats a long post, but you started with a long one Kolt21,
hope this is enough info to help you decide what vcore you should run etc
It was helpful, thank you.
What kind of difference would I really see between 4.7 and 5.0ghz for 24/7 at high load?
I am leaning towards delidding my 4.7ghz 1.3v exclusively for a temperature drop as im at 86c on hot core.
Im not sure if I need more than 1.3v? one hardware fail on coldest core at 22 hour mark on prime95. all other cores made it to 26 hours at which point i stopped the program.
I notice you went with 1.305v vondutch.
Do you think the extra .005v would have prevented my coldest core hardware fail at 22 hour mark?
Do you think I should up my volts after delidding for my stable 4.7?
The information you have provided has almost completely made up my mind on what to do with our underperforming second chip.
I think I will volt up untill 4.7 is sustainable and deal with the higher voltage. After all it will be delidded and watercooled using as5 and cl lp. Thats alot of care right there.
Oh and nobody ever answered my previous question. I have bios set to ramp all my HAF X case fans (Stock) to max RPM from the 75 default.
Is that actually doing me any good at all? its noisier and likely my fans will croak faster. is it worth it?Edited by Kolt21 - 1/14/13 at 8:06am