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Check temps in game (or whatever you normally do that stresses it).. they'll usually be lower than in a benchmark/stress test.
Are you using stock (Zalman) thermal paste? Compare whatever it came with to whatever you can afford if that option exists. It could drop you a few degrees and that's important if you're trying to get the most out of it.
There may be more up to date one but here's a chart:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1386288/guide-budget-mid-range-and-high-end-heatsink-choice-price-performance#post_19848074
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Stock temps depand on the OC. Right now Im optimizing my OC and going for 3.8 with HT.

But most likely on a very hot day when the room is not very ventilated its idle 38-40 and 81-82 for stress testing. Everyday use is gonna be cooler but I still got a lot of work on my HAF to be done - couple of fans here and there plus maybe in the future more high end cooling system. Right now Im on Zalman Performa. I had stock cooling for 2 years. I was a scared cat to do everything. Now I consider myself experienced and I can help you with your OC.

Link me a thread to where you are going to make your OC and I will assist you as best as I can,

I haven't bothered making a specific thread dedicated only to helping me with my overclocking but I think this thread is where I'll be posting OC results for the time being smile.gif
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OCing the older chips takes a steady hand and lots of patience. my old i5 750 in sounds of silence holds 4ghz stable on air.... ln2 was another story, but we cant do 24/7 ln2 now can we.

give you guys a hint: when you find a setting that works or comes close to working, write it down, and then adjust again and cross it out and replace it. i have a notebook i use just for OC settings incase of a cmos reset.

comes in handy for how many mobo batteries will die in your lifetime xD
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haha well if I read a bit about the Ivy / Haswell overclocking. It just seems too easy to be honest. Takes all the fun out of it.
I've got great memory when it comes to this but I take notes as I change stuff smile.gif.
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haha well if I read a bit about the Ivy / Haswell overclocking. It just seems too easy to be honest. Takes all the fun out of it.
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sandy was the beginning of the end for "overclocking skill" i basically used the voltage setting from my older 1156 i5 and bumped the clock to 5ghz, voila, 5ghz stable OC and ram running at 2000 7-7-7-20 1T.

it dissapointed me that it took me all of 2 reboots to get what i wanted, once for cpu, once for ram clock and timings. i think it literally took me 3 hours to get the 1156 chip stable the first time.
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