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8400's run extremely cool because they're 45nm. That is how you run at 4Ghz at 1.36v with a $7 HS and barely break 60C.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaffa Cakes! View Post
one word. Crysis.
I need to run a framerate check on Crysis. I run it completely maxed out at 1680x1050 and there is NO jitter at all.
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my friend runs his 8400 on a nirvana at 4ghz and 1.36v...stays usually at 47c under orthos load.
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one word. Crysis.
Crysis is an interactive benchmark, not a video game.
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damn, $7? thats pretty good. I would have rathered aluminum fins but can't have everything
    
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8400's run extremely cool because they're 45nm. That is how you run at 4Ghz at 1.36v with a $7 HS and barely break 60C.
So if I bought an E8400 and used my AF7 Pro, I should be able to get some decent overclocks with it. Holy cow
    
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post #17 of 17
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Any decent heatsink with an e8400 should net you good temps, they run extremely cool considering their clock speeds. This is why many people have been overvolting them to the point of ruining them. People are treating them like 65nm chips and giving them 30-40% voltage increases.

What it comes down to with the 8400s is that they run so cool that you with any decent HS you will run into overvolting before overheating. Before 45nm chips it seemed to be you would run into both around the same time. So people put too much voltage into them because they know the chip isn't getting hot yet, and end up frying their chips without even getting them too hot! If you want to overclock an 8400, keep it below 1.36v. And remember, 1.36v doesn't seem like much, but the stock voltage is around 1.16-1.2v.
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