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post #21 of 77
There's an old saying, cool first, OC later, it still holds.
post #22 of 77
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I'll have the EVO on friday but I want another fan with it. Do you think Arctic fan is ok or should I look for something else?
post #23 of 77
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I'll have the EVO on friday but I want another fan with it. Do you think Arctic fan is ok or should I look for something else?
post #24 of 77
Ah, I was going to recommend the new Silverstone single-tower cooler, think it's called the A01 or something (3x8mm Heatpipes, white and blue fan), as it's like $35USD and the reviews I've read show it competing with and beating many of the dual tower HSF's that cost 2x as much or more.

Since you got the EVO, I would recommend sticking with the stock fan or, if going with new, either getting 120x38mm or push-pull fans (2x 120x38mm push-pull would be ideal). My favorite fans for heatsinks or radiators are the Koolance FAN-12025HBK and 12038HBK, which are 120x25mm and 120x38mm (respectively) 2600rpm dual ball bearing fans with 106CFM/116cfm and 5.4mmH2O/6.33mmH2O respectively. Best part is that they only cost $8-10/ea!
Regardless of what fan you choose, due to the tower heatsink and the fact that the VRMs are a well known weakpoint on those boards, I HIGHLY suggest that you find either better motherboard MOSFET/VRM cooling or you supplement the existing stuff.
The first method would be removing the factory heatsink and using EnzoTech forged pure-copper MOSFET + VRM + PLL heatsinks and if it fits, one of their single long skinny copper VRM sinks. Then you would want to have airflow from either the top or rear case fan (as an intake) blowing across them.
The second method would be to, at the very minimum, put a pair of 80 or 92mm (smaller or larger can work, just ensure that they cover more than the entire length of the board's heatsink) directly over the factory heatsink blowing down on them, something that will move at least 35CFM each and has decent static pressure. You can also replace the thermal pads/tape/paste (unsure what that board has) with better thermal pads/Fujipoly thermal tape/Prolimatech PK1 or PK3 TIM, which could be worth up to 10C or more!

You can never have too much cooling!
   
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post #25 of 77
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I've installed my hyper 212 evo, my temp yesterday at idle was 59c and now is down to 24c and i can't believe that made such a huge difference. Now my problem is figuring out if my processor is a black edition or not. It doesn't say beside it BE but it'a a Deneb. Is that a black edition or not? Once again the processor is amd Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz.
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I've installed my hyper 212 evo, my temp yesterday at idle was 59c and now is down to 24c and i can't believe that made such a huge difference. Now my problem is figuring out if my processor is a black edition or not. It doesn't say beside it BE but it'a a Deneb. Is that a black edition or not? Once again the processor is amd Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz.

The only way to find out whether or not it's a black edition without the box is too go into BIOS and see if you can raise the multiplier. If you are going to overclock it then you should download CPU-Z, HWMonitor, Core Temp, and Prime 95. After you have those, go into BIOS, disable all power saving features (this is only temporary) and change the voltage values to auto. Set Load Line Control to high, and raise the multiplier up one level, save, boot, and stress test for about 10 minutes. Keep doing this until it fails to pass the 10 minute stress test. At that point you raise the VCore by one level and try again, if still unstable, raise it again. Denebs need a lot of voltage. Once you achieve a setting you like, stress test it for several hours. I have done a 14 hour run of Prime 95 on my chip and still had games crash. So I would recommend running it for a while.

Remember, max temp is 62C under load but try to keep it below 55C, and max VCore is 1.55V. After you finish overclocking the CPU frequency you should move on to the CPU-NB. I will help you with that next as long as you post saying that you finished overclocking the CPU frequency.
post #27 of 77
i too am lm preparing to attempt this en devour. looking forward to the results.
    
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Silenx Fans Windows 7 Samsung 32" 720p TV Corsair K60 
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post #28 of 77
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I will try it and let you know.
post #29 of 77
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That was close. I tried OC in bios but i must have FU something cause I couldn't get in to win or bios after that so I had to reset CMOS battery. Is there a way to oc with AMD override or does it have to go throug BIOS. Last night I had it at 3.8 with AMD override and it was stable for about two hours. after 30 minutes of stability testing it crashed and now I'm back at the beggining. This is the first time I'm trying to OC so someone needs to test my stress level.redface.gif
post #30 of 77
I would recommend only doing it in bios, however AMD Overdrive is reliable. But did you follow my instructions? All you do is enter bios, disable power-saving features, change voltage control to manual, and up the multiplier.
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