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A stock Titan does ~200k PPD, OC'd up to 220k or so, so a bit less, but it also cost a bit less wink.gif

I just have the one 670, I also have a 780 (~180k PPD), and 7970 (~115k PPD) that I am folding on.

Yeah, it looks like you may have used a little too much. 

You typically should wait until you have the CPU clamped down in the socket, then apply a small amount of TIM, then put the Heatsink on.  Any time you take the heatsink off, you should apply a new application of TIM.

Well I've moved it about 5 times and haven't re applied the grease... I'm gonna try it all again this weekend and see if I can get it right

My ppd has went WAY DOWN, I used to get 11 to 12k ppd, now Im only getting 7945k
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Well I've moved it about 5 times and haven't re applied the grease... I'm gonna try it all again this weekend and see if I can get it right

My ppd has went WAY DOWN, I used to get 11 to 12k ppd, now Im only getting 7945k

Let me clarify that, you should clean the old TIM application off completely from both the CPU, and heatsink, then apply a new application to the CPU, and let the heatsink spread it when you tighten it down.

 

High isopropyl alcohol works well for cleaning the old TIM off.

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Well I've moved it about 5 times and haven't re applied the grease... I'm gonna try it all again this weekend and see if I can get it right

My ppd has went WAY DOWN, I used to get 11 to 12k ppd, now Im only getting 7945k
If I were you, I'd stop folding on that CPU immediately. It sounds to me like you're really close to killing it. These freezes are typical for CPU problems. You are going to kill your CPU if you keep running it the way you have been
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Intel Xeon X5560@3.7GHz  Asus P6X58-E WS EVGA GTX 660 Ti (1202, 3004) Boost clock bypassed Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 1600 3x4GB 
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Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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Micron 128GB SSD (same as Crucial M500) Western Digital Caviar Green 1tb lolwut? Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (CPU) 
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post #64 of 69
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Oh don't worry, it's fine!thumb.gif
My 3.2 GHz dual core cpu now powers the machine.

















I've killed it!
Thermal paste got on it-- the gold parts..., I put 50/50 alchohol on it, to try to remove the silver on he gold... Booted.
KEYBOARD not found, it's dead

So... I'm gonna try to reinstall my trusty dual core 3.2 ghz that's never EVER failed me yet, even when I pushed the thermal list to 72+ I hope it runs cooler or at least as cool as it used to... We'll find out
While I let the top of my 3.2 ghz dual core cpu dry...
Do I HAVE to wipe off the old tim from the heat sink?
I JUST put it on, I mean can I just keep the cpu "dry" and put on the heatsink? It's so much tedious work!
I put a TINY drop from the tube on the cpu, the dual core, and it's been fine.

Dirt 2 is a fun game, it has a GREAT demo I tried out, VERY VERY FUN, if only it didn't freeze three times on me!
It as I recall, never froze on me while I RACED, but when I would watch instant reply after I did amazing flips somehow, after a while it would freeze up on the next replay. It for really annoying to have to reboot all the time and yeah... Now I wish I could even BOOT

For dirt 2 you NEED xlive.dll just paste it into the program files folder, it's got AMAZING graphics check it out.
but it would now also start to freeze up, I wish I'd just left it all alone because now I have to find out how to recycle it, it just seems wrong to throw away all of Intel's hard work and research and send it to a dump, no processor deserves that.
Edited by timbuck - 9/16/13 at 5:09pm
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If you don't use f.lux yet CHECK IT OUT
http://www.justgetflux.com/
post #66 of 69
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UPDATE

I'm thinking about upgrading my PC case, and haha1 has the same case I'm looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-147-153&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=5#scrollFullInfo

BUT I don't like BLUE leds, I would see that all night, and I think I'm sensitive to blue lights so, ... I hope it's not too hard to swap it out with a red one

Anyway, my PC is working fine, but I know I need more fans, it's just not cool enough for my tastes
63 C on the GPU
and 63 - 59 C on the old dual core CPU hint, I put a tiny tiny bit of paste on the cpu, like a DROP like... whatever was on the tip and then used what was left on the heatsink in case it wasn't enough.

I really like that case and I maybe you all can give me a few ideas on cases!
Thanks for all your help!

Also I have **ABSOLUTELY** no cable management at all, it's crazy.
post #67 of 69
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UPDATE
I think I have found a GREAT Intel CPU and it's said that it only uses 45 or so watts!

It's not your average i7 or i5.... it's 3.3 GHz with a 3.7 GHz boost quad core!
It doesn't come with integrated graphics, and I don't want integrated graphics as I think it's a waste

It's a server CPU and i'm going to put it in my Z68

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286

What do you all think, and also I'm gonna hold off on buying it so any feedback would be great
Oh and it has hyper-threading!!
My main concern is MEMORY!
Do I need to run ECC style memory, and will the motherboard Asus ASRock z68 Gene IV support it?

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Maximus-IV-Gene-Z-Motherboards/dp/B005584ZHQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1380818001&sr=8-4&keywords=asus+z68
I got the board for about $80, but I'm missing the red and black buttons on the bottom, and the lcd.

Edited by timbuck - 10/3/13 at 9:34am
post #68 of 69
I would be concern about what RAM to use for it. I own i7-3770T http://ark.intel.com/products/65525/ and I found it to use very low power consumption and very less heat
post #69 of 69
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That's very compelling, but as I've searched around... I still feel that the xeon is the best choice.
#1 I'm gonna run it 24 / 7 but not 365 because I have to restart every now and then, or maybe I shut down the system etc.

I just like the idea of running a server processor too, and also the price is lower, but I still will look into that cpu JUST a bit more.

I have already bought the rosewill case, I hope I like it haha!
I *WILL* replace that blue led fan with a red one! OR I might use one of the Bgears fan I bought as well.

Bgears have AMAZING fans from what I've read on the reviews, definitely look into them.

Again if you haven't looked at f.lux yet then click here[

I'm on 2300k right now and I tell ya what I can't go back to 2700k!
I would do it if I had to no big deal at all, but 2300k is much more soothing.

Edited by timbuck - 11/7/13 at 7:07am
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