yeah, I'd say 4.8 is your sweet spot for that cooling. Each cpu is different of coarse and then add in the cooling factor and that sweet spot can move all over the place.... bet if you had a custom loop it'd move up to 5 ghz easy. I can't really explain it well, but someone here gave a good detailed explanation why this is... something about leakage and resistance in the silicone going up with temperature so that as you go up in speed/volts the temp will increase exponentially... basically heat causes more heat because it causes more leakage and resistance.... so if you could keep it below that critical point where leakage and resistance starts building up fast then it will be easier to clock it up... kinda funny but keeping it cooler in the first place causes it to create less heat making it easier to keep cooler... maybe just putting it in a cold room for a bit would give you the cooling you need... or get one of those "squirrel cage" fans blowing on the cpu cooler lol... that's what my son did when he tried to qualify for the club.
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4/30/17 at 5:59am