Originally Posted by dmfree88
yeah i agree id get your money back if your expecting to get much further then that. if your extremely lucky youd get 4.5ghz but its really unlikely youll get past 4.3/4.4 without a great chip.
theres many better options out there for just a little bit more. even a phanteks PH-TC12DX will atleast get you closer to 4.5ghz. Your going to need a double tower or water cooling to push much further then that like the ph-tc14pe or the NH-d14 or alpenfohn K2 or something along those lines. I dont think any single tower cooler can go beyond 4.5ish unless your using a golden chip and the best of the single towers.
Not trying to take this in to an argument over components instead of solving this issue but apparently you are not familiar with this cooler. PH-TC12DX performs on par with CM Hyper 212 Evo at high temperatures.
The fact of the matter is that HR-02 Macho performs better than TC12DX and on par with NZXT Havik 140 approaching the likes of Noctua NB-D14, this translates to 3 degrees better results at high temperature overclocking environments compared to Phanteks PH-TC12DX. I am not talking about hitting over 4.5GHz, have in mind that I am at 4.2GHz with socket at 64c and core 51c.
8320 on ga 970a ud3 @ 4.7GHz @ 1.45 running stable max temp 52c with an CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/284549-29-8320-overclock
With these components I should be be able to hit 4.5GHz, yes? I don't know exactly how big of a difference the chips themselves effect on the results but surely socket at 64c and 51 at core is too much with this motherboard and HSF? One thing is for sure, the HSF is itself is not the reason for these temperatures. Another thing which grabs my attention is that CPU-Z gives me a voltage of only 1.344 even I have it set it to 1.368 in the BIOS.Edited by CreamStream - 11/16/13 at 8:34am