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Turns out, bad sector on HDD kept corrupting the DL. Trying to get Windows installed and a few programs running.
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Update:

23x multi with 160 BCLK. 1.3675v (something like that), DRAM timing is at 10x, so I get my 1600MHz on my RAM. Max temperature I see is ~60°C after rendering video. These chips are amazing...

Forgot to add that my temperatures don't increase that much after bumping up frequencies, multipliers, or volts.
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 5/20/14 at 1:00pm
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Excellent fan choice! wink.gif been recommending them forever, probably the most underrated fan I can think of, they perform exceptionally well and aren't nearly as loud as many assume.
   
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Excellent fan choice! wink.gif been recommending them forever, probably the most underrated fan I can think of, they perform exceptionally well and aren't nearly as loud as many assume.
$9 each, and much more quiet than the fans that came with my H100. They work really well too, I can really feel them pushing the air.

EDIT: Going to try for 24x multiplier next restart - will give me 3.84GHz
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

$9 each, and much more quiet than the fans that came with my H100. They work really well too, I can really feel them pushing the air.

EDIT: Going to try for 24x multiplier next restart - will give me 3.84GHz

If you enable turbo boost and disable speed step you could lock in a 25x multiplier (odd number, so should theoretically be more stable) and get closer to 4ghz.
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Don't know if I will be stable if I jump to 25x. I'm also wanting to see how the temperatures go. I would love to have BCLK at 200 and RAM at 8x, and something like 22x CPU multi, but I'm sure I would need to raise my QPI volt through the roof... I also need to get my RAM set to ~1.6v and C9. The kit is rated for 1.55V-1.65V at 1600MHZ, 9-9-9-24 IIRC.

I am currently running a massive custom modpack for MineCraft right now with a server, hitting ~75% CPU usage and my fan controller is set at ~20%. Fan controller runs at 40% minimum and 100% max, so it's probably something around ~50% speed right now. I'm seeing 65°C on Core #0 with all that running. What is the max temperature I should let my chip go? Ark.Intel says 67.9°C, but that seems a little low for Intel...

EDIT: Odd number are more stable?
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Just ran CineBench at 24x160... Wow. Also, got to 71°C on core #1, but the test only ran for ~30 seconds. Dual 1080p monitor (Click to show)

EDIT: Also had HT enabled.
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Just ran CineBench at 24x160... Wow. Also, got to 71°C on core #1, but the test only ran for ~30 seconds. Dual 1080p monitor (Click to show)

EDIT: Also had HT enabled.


71C is still an acceptable temperature for those chips, the 67.9C specified by Intel is for the Tcase and not the actual cores. Just make sure to keep the temps under 80C preferably.
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It gets to 65°C max usually. That 70°C was while all 8 threads were rendering. I'm probably going to either disable HT, or lower the clock a bit. I love having this speed, but I would rather have a longer lifespan. I just wish I had a 240mm rad for this devil.gif
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