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thx, this really helps.
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Just updated the thread to v1.3 which contains new info, fixes, cleanups, etc.
Enjoy!
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Nice guide but you are wrong when you say quads produce twice as much heat as duals.

Some people have their dual cores at 3.4 and idle in the mid 40's with a tuniq tower.

I have my quad at 3Ghz and get 34-38 idles with my AC Freezer 7 Pro
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Nice guide but you are wrong when you say quads produce twice as much heat as duals.

Some people have their dual cores at 3.4 and idle in the mid 40's with a tuniq tower.

I have my quad at 3Ghz and get 34-38 idles with my AC Freezer 7 Pro
Well, ballpark 2x the heat... it's really tough to say 1.8x or 2.1x etc. even when many BIOS settings are identical. There can be some variation in chip IHS flatness, mounting technique, etc. My point is that cool is more and more critical as the number of CPU cores increase
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Version is now 1.5.2 (updates in first post)
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Guide is now version 1.6

•Added a detailed section to help you find the minimum stable CPU and MB vcore settings. Check it out (near the bottom of the guide entitled, “Stress Testing and Minimizing Your Vcoresâ€)!
•Updated the CPU table
•Provided a less than $5 method you can use to shave off some NB load temps (in the thermal management section at the end of the guide).
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graysky, this is GREAT!

I'll be using this when I OC sometime next week!
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Cool snuff, let us know how it goes!
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