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My MCP is idling at about 65-66, and without the side panel on my case, it's over 70 IDLE!!!!! I've tried the "push on the heatsink" test thing, and it really only gets me down about 2-3 degrees.

What can I do to get my temps to more reasonable levels? will just remounting that massive heatsink assembly get me there?(i havent' overclocked or loaded it yet- the temps are pretty bad at the moment; the cpu is idling at 45 with the stock cooler as well, although i have a tuniq on the way)

thanks,
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My MCP is idling at about 65-66, and without the side panel on my case, it's over 70 IDLE!!!!! I've tried the "push on the heatsink" test thing, and it really only gets me down about 2-3 degrees.

What can I do to get my temps to more reasonable levels? will just remounting that massive heatsink assembly get me there?(i havent' overclocked or loaded it yet- the temps are pretty bad at the moment; the cpu is idling at 45 with the stock cooler as well, although i have a tuniq on the way)

thanks,
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Check at the front of this thread for my guide to solve your dilemna


I think I am going to RMA my board next week if I can't figure it out tongiht.

after about a month my computer becomes unstable and every single time to get it stable I have to lower everything, except the memory, GO CRUCIAL.

I started this in december at 3.6, now I can barely break 2.8.
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First, is it a G0? B3s aren't reliable at over 3.2-3.4Ghz, maybe 300-400Mhz less than a G0.

its a go

Second, is it stable not under load, but fails under OCCT/Prime95/etc? If it is stable before vdroop, then vdroop voltage may be the issue. If not, the pencil mod really isn't the answer. There was a thread elsewhere that discussed the issue isn't the steady state DC voltage, but the quality of that voltage, only seen with an oscilloscope.

i set to 1.5v in bios and under load its under 1.4. going to try the pencil mod with another pencil later tonight

Third, what are your temps? Again, a load only question, however if they are in the 60s or higher, that could be a contributing factor. Did you check the installation of the SSP/MOSFET cooling solution?

well, temps under load dont hit above 50 but thats after the vdroop so that leads me to believe that when i get the vdroop fixed it will be higher. i have 6 case fans so i would hope the NB/SB/mosfets are ok. what software reads out those temps? im using CPUID HWmonitor

Fourth, what is your SSP and GTL voltages? The problem may not be in the CPU.

im using the voltages stated on the first page

That said, I also have a problem. My system won't take over a mid 360s FSB. It always freezes at 370 and has frozen at 368 and 369 without load, and at 365 underload when I was also looking at stuff. At 360 it runs forever. Since mine is a Q6700, it is at 3600Mhz; if it was a Q6600 I would be very upset (and limited to 3.24 GHz).

update: i tried another pencil and hit the three spots shown in the picture and minimized my vdroop. now i set to 1.525 and it shows up as 1.488-1.496 and while stressed it doesnt go below 1.46.
   
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i have a qeustion regarding the spots im penciling in. wich spot controls what? does one spot control the idle loss of voltage(like when i set to 1.525 in bios and it shows up 1.488) and another spot the load droop? or am i totally wrong in assuming this?
   
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They work together in the circuit that is there on purpose to lower the vcore.

What I did, was pencil in the one farthest from the memory slot until it doesn't go up anymore, and then I did the one right next to the memory slot to make it even closer.
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Just got my EVGA 780i and it's looking good so far. How's do I overclock this board? Where's a good place to start? Thanks
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
They work together in the circuit that is there on purpose to lower the vcore.

What I did, was pencil in the one farthest from the memory slot until it doesn't go up anymore, and then I did the one right next to the memory slot to make it even closer.

ok ill just throw some more pencil on it

+rep(you are very helpful )

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Just got my EVGA 780i and it's looking good so far. How's do I overclock this board? Where's a good place to start? Thanks
omg you didnt even bother to read the first 2 posts on this thread
   
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Can you add me to the list of owners? I just got my rig up and running today. Whats the better Bios to be running? I've downloaded the P04 versions and the v9.64 from the EVGA site but I'm not sure which one to use.
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One of those is the bios and the other is the chipset driver. You need both.
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add me to the list Rob.
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