Originally Posted by delavan
That's a lot of Vcore for 4.5Ghz...for temperatures, it depends on your level of "tolerance" I keep mine at MAX 80 degrees celsius under my worst case scenario (running Intel xtreme utility of AIDA 64 stability test)....I don't do prime 95 and all that stuff that raises temps even more....the CPU would throttle if it reaches 100degrees celsius anyway....
I don't even want to go above 1.3V.... it's a lot of voltage for such a small performance increase....I would settle for 4.3 or 4.4 GHZ at the lowest vcore you can to reach stability....
For me, the issue was BF3...Haswell tends to be stable in stability test but crashes in BF3 for some reason...so BF3 multiplayer for a few hours is part of MY stability testing...
For the CPU, you can always buy the performance warranty plan from Intel, so if you burn the chip (test to the limits), they'll send you another one....
I use HWmonitor for temps here...
Originally Posted by uaedroid
We are exactly on the same boat. I can OC up to 4.5, stable in tests, but it will crash on BF3. So ended up on 4.2 for zero crash in BF3 and BF4 beta.
Well, got a little progress:
Last result: 4600 cpu / 4300 cache, with manual 1.351Vcore and 1.300V cache. DRAM G.SKILL 2400MHz c10 with 1.65V (XMP Profile)
Tests: 20min Small FFTs Prime95 +
20min AIDA64 with cpu+tpu+cache+memory
Temps: Max 91°C on cores 0, 1 and 2, and max 85°C on core 3 (????!). ----> maybe cooler not well sit?
Max 75°C processor temp.
Now I'll try raising cache. Raising cpu to 4700 was reaaaaaaaaallllly hot and impossible under 1.37V.
(didn't play BF3 yet.... uhm.... need to add this to the tests...)
Ah, yes, already bought the Intel plan!
Edited by ARFacchini - 10/29/13 at 12:51pm