Originally Posted by os2wiz
You are doing a disservice to this new overclocker. You either don't know much or don't care. You saw nothing wrong about his cooler. It stinks, yet you recommended him to try an overclock above 4.6 GHZ. No way will he achieve that with a 212 EVO cooler. I suggest strongly that you learn from people who know here and ask more questions, rather than giving poor advice.
My core temp actually never go above 55c with hyper 212 EVO at 4.5 ghz, so I dont know why you say it stinks, the socket temp tells me a different story tho but I dont know if that is from the cpu itself or the board just cant handle it, also Im getting a random freeze at 4.5 ghz and above, some say I dont push the limit yet others say I do, the freeze happends even if I I dont do anything, it will freeze so clearly its not a temperature issue. Might be VRMS working to hard maybe? dunno I have touched the VRM its not super hot or anything and I have good airflow in case.
But this board is pretty good actually it has good quality phase and heatsink and everything and yeah I need a better cooler but this is prime95 results in real world I wont even have this high temeperatures, so the hyper 212 EVO doesnt suck for what it is.
Also I might be doing something wrong with the settings, so I posted the pictures and hopefully I can tweak something if not I just have to deal with it, or can you recommend me some better options for motherboard?Edited by Sold13xr - 1/21/14 at 10:21am