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I've got 3.6 with less than 1.5V, so I think you've got some more head room Iandh. That block looks very nice, got ourselves a little friendly competition of OCN block builders.
    
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Martin, on an offshoot, what is more demanding as a stability test? Does the load generator in TAT care if there are errors as it stresses the cpu? Or is a Prime stable CPU generally stable for this?

I am still getting used to having an Intel system, I haven't really done any serious tweaking yet. I loved the mileage I got out of my AMD rig but it was darn finicky, and that is across a couple mobos/cpus. I just am kind of wierded out being able to crank a chip up from 2.4 to 3.4 at what seems to be rock solid stable with literally zero effort. I don't know if I just got an awesome chip or lucky mobo/ram combo, but whatever it is I am happy. I don't really know that I am interested in taking it much past 3.5 though, due to diminishing returns and increasing risks. If I was in a financial position to replace it then I would definitely put the pedal to the floor though.

I'm definitely going to do something about the northbridge on this thing though, it is screamin hot, especially at near 400fsb. Probably throw the whisper XE from my Tforce 550 on it. Should work nice.
I think TAT 100% is the most extreme of tests, I've even heard people say it will exceed the rated power for the chips?

You'll never load a processor that hard in real world apps, so if you're stable there, you'll be fine when the ambients raise a little too.

I actually like orthos/prime 95 a little better for error checking, but it doesn't work the processor as hard.

TAT 100% is intense...
    
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Need expert opnion here..What do you guys think of these temps considering the block?

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I think TAT 100% is the most extreme of tests, I've even heard people say it will exceed the rated power for the chips?

You'll never load a processor that hard in real world apps, so if you're stable there, you'll be fine when the ambients raise a little too.

I actually like orthos/prime 95 a little better for error checking, but it doesn't work the processor as hard.

TAT 100% is intense...
yeah, TAT is heavy... but real life apps dont even reach the temps by orthos. i personally prefer OCCT though. found the program itself to be more stable.
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You guys ever seen this site before?
http://www.zfz.com/projects.asp

I've on idea how good or bad the ideas behind the blocks are, I'll leave that for you to discuss.
    
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already seen that page a while back, but thanks anyway.
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Ah ok, my bad
    
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I think TAT 100% is the most extreme of tests, I've even heard people say it will exceed the rated power for the chips?

You'll never load a processor that hard in real world apps, so if you're stable there, you'll be fine when the ambients raise a little too.

I actually like orthos/prime 95 a little better for error checking, but it doesn't work the processor as hard.

TAT 100% is intense...
I used both, which I think is the best. I mean, why not?

First I used Orthos small FFT's at priority 9 to test for stability while finding my max OC, not really worrying about the max temp quite yet. After I found what I thought to be my max stable OC I used TAT to find my true 100% load temperature.

If I thought the max temp was a bit high, I just backed the OC off a bit and called it a day.
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that x block looks kinda cool.

noob q. whats TAT?
    
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that x block looks kinda cool.

noob q. whats TAT?
What you get when you drink too much tequila in mexico.

it stands for Thermal Analysis Tool, it's an intel program designed to stress core 2 processors.
    
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