Originally Posted by Tarnix
I'm trying to "debug" my loop... My temps seems pretty high at idle.
Paste has been changed/applied carefully, block is tight, there's no air bubbles. Do I need to buy better fans, or what? (I'm using the XSPC stock fans in pull)EDIT:
Or is this the "can't go below ambiant" ?
Ah... Ya. New fans. The XSPC 1650s aren't that great.
Corsair has good ones, both their SP series fans, and the replacement fans or the old H80/H100.
Do not run the second option without a fan controller of some kind. Not kidding. There's many other good fans out there too, and ones that are less expensive. Another option is to get more of the XSPC fans and go push/pull.
If you do go push/pull, at least make sure the fans that are working together are the same. Otherwise they can be different.
Originally Posted by Durquavian
Unfortunately Intel has become stagnant. And competition is not the reason why. My guess it is the architecture. They keep making minor changes but none result in huge leaps in performance. Just think/remember AMD is still 32nm and Intel is 28nm. AMD still has the huge gain from switching to 28nm to go. Besides HT can only do so much.
Intel is 22nm. 28 is a half-node, and they wouldn't be using it but TSMC's 20nm isn't ready yet and they already pay for 28nm with their GPUs.
Originally Posted by bond32
Sup guys, still ironing out some things but I broke down and expanded my h220 to add a single 120mm rad and got the heatkiller x for my 7970. Waiting on a new pump but fantastic temps so far. The 6300 I can push to about 5.0-5.1 stable, at least before which benching still is a good bit lower than what I was getting with the 8350 (duh). Still planning on steamroller when its released. Been watching some comparisons between haswell and the 8350, what are some of your thoughts?
Doesn't seem performance wise much different at stocks speeds, at least not enough to warrant the price difference.
Highly disappointed in Intel. 2nd gen in a row they barely increase anything CPU wise, and they still use TIM over solder, so heat is now an even bigger problem because of the on-chip VRMs and the larger iGPU.
Originally Posted by MadGoat
still tinkering with my setup and found that my h220 keeps the core temp full load in the 50s, but socket temp... or whatever tempin 2 is... climbs to the 70s. I screw and nutted down the vrms sink ( not a crazy amount of pressure, no worries) to ensure the vrms don't over heat. but I'm still seeing lock ups at anything over 4.8 during stress. This chip requires a lot of voltage (1.55v load, real voltage) to get anything near stable at over 4.7.
You all have experience with socket temp stability? There is great air flow around the socket as well... tips welcome.
some pics to help:
You've got the old Rev1, right?
In addition to all the power saving settings, there's a few in PC Health menu that can be turned off, including a thermal cut out that relies on socket.
Could try holding a fan to the back of the board and see if that helps, assuming your case allows is.