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So i've been toying with my settings for over 2 years ( with breaks in between) and trying to get windows to like being over 4ghz and " stable ". For the longest time I'd get to something like 3.9999 ghz no prob but then 1 bump of the FSB kicking it over 4ghz would kill windows. So I've found some settings and volts to get me booted and running well enough to play MW2 / Skyrim / and lately Left 4 Dead 2. Also i can convert movies with handbrake no prob. BUT... I'm getting a socket temp of 57c after about 8minutes of 100% usage.

So my specs.

1090T with 5 cores @ 4.1xx ghz running @ 1.45ish volts
NB 3000mhz and its at 1.26 vlts i think.
MB is a ASUS M5A99X and properrly applied Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic

Current Cooling. -COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

and i've got a couple 120mm case fans with 1 exhaust above CPU and the other behind it ( normal case fan)
one intake on the bottom and one up front in the middle pushing across the HDD's

Thoughts? My goal is to get fast enough to keep movies ripping/encoding usually under 40min when i need to but let 1 core be reserved for system / other tasks.
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Are you thinking AIO cooling or a custom loop?
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Was thinking of AIO but I've been interested in getting the 460's on waterblock cause they're so damn noisy even at 30%
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kind of funny cause this thread is my exactsituation except his starting cooler for CPU isn't the same

http://www.overclock.net/t/1251445/gtx-460-water-block
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If I was in your position I would buy an h220 for your CPU. I wouldnt spend money on waterblocks for your 460s. With the h220 you will get one of the best performing AIOs and you will be able to move it to your next CPU most likely and you can expand on the h220 with GPU blocks and rad space in the future.
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Well I was able to drop a notch on the CPU volts to just 1 notch in the BIOS " 1.45 " and got. So I'll keep going down in volts a little by little. I guess i need to learn what the " Load line calibration " does. for the NB and the CPU. Currently I'll be looking up some max 1090t runs on water. If i'm already hitting the 1090t's wall for air / close to water then I'll be done i guess.

But i know i'm running 5 cores and not all 6 so hopefully I'll gain that core back without heat. Maybe that's a good reason to go water rather than just air??

Namkab i don't plan on upgrading for a long time. If the processor however melts down that's another story biggrin.gif


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I've come to learn that you get what you pay for... in comparison to the H220 what say you OC.net about

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179 ?

104 reviews and after rebate its only $30?
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I've come to learn that you get what you pay for... in comparison to the H220 what say you OC.net about

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179 ?

104 reviews and after rebate its only $30?

Quality air can beat that for performance. That AIO also adds the possibility of leaks and pump failure which air will give you no issues. In my opinion I think closed loop CPU coolers are over rated, unless that can be expanded for GPU cooling like an H220 and some of the newer ones coming out. There are awesome air cooled CPU heat sinks out there that are hassle and worry free that give dual 120 AIO rads a run.
Edited by Namkab - 7/22/13 at 5:49pm
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DELETE

No clue why that double posted.
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