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Stress testing puts an artificial load of heat and volt to your processor to ensure that it is 'stable'. I would rather have my chip live as long as I can under the loads that I put it at, and know that it does what I want stable.

Do I know my chip is stable? No. No one truely knows if their chip is stable, since there is always going to be some sort of degradation, meaning more volt for the same OC as time goes on. But can it render 1080p video while I have YT on my second monitor while I'm playing Skyrim with a 4096x4096 texture pack and a load of AI/scripting mods? Yep. And that's all I need. And better yet, I didn't run it at 65°C for 12 hours to know I could do that.

Also, things like P95 will increase the CPU volts more than you specify, and run the chip hotter. It's also unnecessary.


And I'm sorry if any of this seems rude, I've been up all night due to family issues... I just can't think properly, so I can't determine how the tone of my posts sound.
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

Stress testing puts an artificial load of heat and volt to your processor to ensure that it is 'stable'. I would rather have my chip live as long as I can under the loads that I put it at, and know that it does what I want stable.

Do I know my chip is stable? No. No one truely knows if their chip is stable, since there is always going to be some sort of degradation, meaning more volt for the same OC as time goes on. But can it render 1080p video while I have YT on my second monitor while I'm playing Skyrim with a 4096x4096 texture pack and a load of AI/scripting mods? Yep. And that's all I need. And better yet, I didn't run it at 65°C for 12 hours to know I could do that.

Also, things like P95 will increase the CPU volts more than you specify, and run the chip hotter. It's also unnecessary.


And I'm sorry if any of this seems rude, I've been up all night due to family issues... I just can't think properly, so I can't determine how the tone of my posts sound.
Oh, didn't know P95 did that with the volt, i did run it for 3 hours but at least my temp stayed in the acceptable spectrum, so i hope i didn't hurt it. That's true, if my cpu can handle my games without any problem, then i'm satisfied, i just wanted to make sure it was stable with the volt i chosed in the bios, but if it increases the volt to a higher level than i picked, then the whole P95 test seems somewhat "useless".
It didn't seem rude, and i know the whole tone thing, happens to me as well sometimes. I hope your family issues got sorted out. Thanks for the help all, my problem is now solved and i've learned something as well. biggrin.gif.
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1 Thermal paste is effective just after you install the cpu seriously you wont see a 10c drop because of the artic silver burn in time crap...

2 i use the dot method on my fx 6300 with 2 heatsink until now ( hyper 212 evo line dot

3 Your motherboard cant handle a fx 6300 yea asus is telling it will... The only board that handle correctly is the gigabyte with heatsink micro atx... Throttling all time will happen

4 Welcome in the world of pc hardware



53c with firefox open is seriously too hot...

im at 30c with 1 game open and 10 tab open with my hyper 212 evo at 4.4ghz 1.43volt
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Originally Posted by bonami2 View Post

1 Thermal paste is effective just after you install the cpu seriously you wont see a 10c drop because of the artic silver burn in time crap...

2 i use the dot method on my fx 6300 with 2 heatsink until now ( hyper 212 evo line dot

3 Your motherboard cant handle a fx 6300 yea asus is telling it will... The only board that handle correctly is the gigabyte with heatsink micro atx... Throttling all time will happen

4 Welcome in the world of pc hardware



53c with firefox open is seriously too hot...

im at 30c with 1 game open and 10 tab open with my hyper 212 evo at 4.4ghz 1.43volt



This.

I used to run an FX 6100 at 4.9Ghz 24/7 on a Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 and MX-4 thermal compound. Idle temp was sub 30* at 4.9Ghz and under load it never passed 55*.
I have never rated Silver 5 at all, used it previously but found it inferior to MX-2, let alone MX-4.

Make sure that you very thoroughly decontaminate both surfaces before applying new compound. I always use acetone and a microfibre cloth to remove the bulk of the old product, followed by alcohol and a non-abrasive cloth to ensure both surfaces are cleansed. Leave the CPU in the motherboard socket while doing so or you risk damaging the pins or dropping it.
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This.

I used to run an FX 6100 at 4.9Ghz 24/7 on a Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 and MX-4 thermal compound. Idle temp was sub 30* at 4.9Ghz and under load it never passed 55*.
I have never rated Silver 5 at all, used it previously but found it inferior to MX-2, let alone MX-4.

Make sure that you very thoroughly decontaminate both surfaces before applying new compound. I always use acetone and a microfibre cloth to remove the bulk of the old product, followed by alcohol and a non-abrasive cloth to ensure both surfaces are cleansed. Leave the CPU in the motherboard socket while doing so or you risk damaging the pins or dropping it.


Im on mx-4 too for gpu and cpu awesome compound biggrin.gif
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Im on mx-4 too for gpu and cpu awesome compound biggrin.gif

Indeed it is. Silver 5 is garbage in comparison.

I have no doubt I could have gotten more than 4.9Ghz out of that 6100, sadly the motherboard at the time (a basic M5A97) couldn't handle it. I've since replaced both with an 8320 and Sabertooth 99, and the Freezer 13 has moved over for an AIO hydro cooler.
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I have never rated Silver 5 at all, used it previously but found it inferior to MX-2, let alone MX-4.

Yep. Plus its conductive too, definitely not a good choice for a beginner.
    
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Yep. Plus its conductive too, definitely not a good choice for a beginner.

You mean capacitive right? It's not conductive from what I understand.
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Its got "Three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer"
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