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I got some unusual results when taking my Xeon 3060 to 3.4ghz for folding. I lapped the CPU and the Heatsink and cranked up the voltage to keep my smp client from having errors.

Day 0-1: CPU runs 100% load at ~75C with 1.48 vcore.
Day 1-2: CPU still up and running 100%, but now at ~67C.
Day 3-4: CPU 100% (3 workunits completed) ~63C.

This system is running at my home 20 miles from where I go to school and I monitor the system using vnc. I also check the weather to see if that has an effect on it, but the weather hasn't changed more than 1C or so (highs vs lows)

Has this 1.5 year old chip finally settled into it's overclocking capability after a "burn in" or something? Whatever it is, just thought I would share my results with you all
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Could be thermal paste getting settled.
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Could be thermal paste getting settled.
It could be, but It had been on there fora few days previous to the dedication to the folding. It wasn't until it ran hot consistently that it started to cool down. I also might be removing the thermal paste next time I am at that computer. I have some compound that will allow me to lap the two together better than before. I have run it without thermal paste before and the paste helps, but not as much as expected.
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Well your right, no thermal paste is going to be a super duper dramatic drop in temps, but some do work better than others. And some take a while to cure. Which are you running if I may ask?
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Well your right, no thermal paste is going to be a super duper dramatic drop in temps, but some do work better than others. And some take a while to cure. Which are you running if I may ask?
I am embarrassed to say, the stock asus compound that came with the CoolSquare pro. AS5 would work better I know, but what I really need to do is lap the 2 pieces to each other with the new compound I have and forget the thermal compound.
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