Originally Posted by bloot
My unit is defective then...
3980MHz@1.368V and 86C on VRM, and believe me the heatsink was really really hot. All my fans were at max speed.
Wow, mine doesn't get anywhere near that at 1.37V (what I need to hit 4GHz roughly). All the airflow it gets is from the rear fan blowing in. It's sort of direct-ish, but it's not on top of it or anything.
E: It's not clocked at 4GHz now because it puts out too much heat to justify the extra performance - but at 3.82GHz and 1.25V, the rear fan at around 60% (voltage control so I can't really tell - it's running at 8V and it's a 2100rpm fan), VRM temperatures seem to have plateau'd at 60 degrees C according to HWiNFO. Heatsink is a bit warm. I've not got a temp probe on it - if I had to gauge with my finger, I'd say 40-42C.
It would seem like there's a lot of room for improvement TIM-wise, and the plastic shroud doesn't do it any favours either.
Edited by Artikbot - 4/26/17 at 12:28pm