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Hey guys, I installed my Coolermaster 212 Evo a while back and tried to get my FX-6100 to 4.5 Ghz and ended up falling short at 4.2Ghz due to temps. As soon as I get a 4.3Ghz OC that is semi stable on step 9 or 10 in the first test of prime 95 it starts to heat up around 67C and about 70-?C in the second test of prime 95. I always end up stopping the test due to temps at 4.3Ghz. My thermal paste application was perfectly paper thin of Artic Silver and I seated it correctly. I dont understand why I cant get up to 4.5Ghz with the CM 212 Evo... Im running 1.36V when at 4.4Ghz.. Im running a push/pull config and have 3 intake and 3 outake case fans. See sig for pics of my current setup. If anyone has any input or knows why Im not getting the higher overclock I feel I should be please feel free.
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You aren't getting a higher overclock because you don't have sufficient cooling. You got suckered into thinking the evo can handle that type of voltage. On an FX chip, evos are not so good. Especially if you live somewhere hot. Me being in Vegas, it was far too hot for me to use the evo. I switched to the H100 and now I can run a better overclock. Though still my 8120 is a hot hot chip. Evo can't do what watercooling does, and closed loop can't do what custom work can do.
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I was under the impression that the H100 doesnt support AM3+. I was looking at one on newegg and it only shows AM3 and others.
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It most certainly does. Check my sig rig mobo and cpu. AM3+ and supports the H100. You just need the original AMD bracket that came with your mobo to make it work. So if you switched it out and tossed it, you're in trouble.
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i just installed an h80 on an 8350. i must say i loved not having to remove the back plate:thumb:
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I believe I still have it. But because I have the haf 912 I don't think I can place the rad anywhere. If I tried to put it on the top inside I can't put dual push fans on it because they would hit the power cable above the cpu.
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yes, and to add to that, i got my fx 8120 to 4.6ghz but only on 6 cores instead of 8, but it took 1.464v to power it, so its gonna get really hot.
    
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My thermal paste application was perfectly paper thin of Artic Silver and I seated it correctly. I dont understand why I cant get up to 4.5Ghz with the CM 212 Evo... Im running 1.36V when at 4.4Ghz.. Im running a push/pull config and have 3 intake and 3 outake case fans. .

Hmm, you say you have a perfectly paper thin layer of arctic silver? How do you know this? Did you use something to flatten it out in order to make sure it was a perfect paper thin layer? When I was applying my liquid pro, and spent a hell long time before actually seating the cooler onto it, my liquid pro kind of did not work well anymore. Kind of no longer acted as an agent between the cooler and heatsink... it was like all stuck to the cpu when I removed it again to reapply... The reapplication fixed the temperatures ofcourse though

I wonder if thats the case for you? Cuz my ambient temperature here is about 30 degrees and on my wife's 5800k, I can atleast 1.4v before it will hit 65 degrees load on a Freezer 13, the 92mm one...
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Hey guys, I installed my Coolermaster 212 Evo a while back and tried to get my FX-6100 to 4.5 Ghz and ended up falling short at 4.2Ghz due to temps. As soon as I get a 4.3Ghz OC that is semi stable on step 9 or 10 in the first test of prime 95 it starts to heat up around 67C and about 70-?C in the second test of prime 95. I always end up stopping the test due to temps at 4.3Ghz. My thermal paste application was perfectly paper thin of Artic Silver and I seated it correctly. I dont understand why I cant get up to 4.5Ghz with the CM 212 Evo... Im running 1.36V when at 4.4Ghz.. Im running a push/pull config and have 3 intake and 3 outake case fans. See sig for pics of my current setup. If anyone has any input or knows why Im not getting the higher overclock I feel I should be please feel free.

sound like u need new thermel past i got my at 4. ghz and 1.45v and never get the hot on air cooling?
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sound like u need new thermel past i got my at 4. ghz and 1.45v and never get the hot on air cooling?

I just did it like 1 month ago and like I said it was as thin as I could possibly get it without taking it off the surface. Maybe I didnt put quite enough and it was to thin? I idle at around 10-12C
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