Originally Posted by Qbert
Hahaha! The same thing happend to my with my case so I ended up just getting the Vendetta and upgrading the fan. Load temps never get over 47C so I be happy. On your LT, did you run into any probs with mount direction with the NB being so tall?
Move your ram to the other 2 DIMMS away from your cpu heatsink, that may alleviate the problem. If not, just mod 2 80mm fans to blow down on your ram...just as good and may give you more room too.
You and I have very similar rig specs other than the cpu/ram so I am curious to see where you end up at...especially when you get around to OCing the cpu/gpu...I got notes O plenty should you need any advice!
Keep us posted!
I didn't have any problems mounting due to the NB... only the expected difficulty with getting the 4 pins pushed in since they are pretty much underneath that huge HS, and I bother removing the whole MB from the case (I did, of course, unplug all cables, and RAM... tight squeeze, but it was enough).
As for moving the RAM, I've been considering it, but since the DIMM slots for running in dual channel are the alternate slots (eg. 1+3 or 2+4) I figured that will only give me about 1cm more room, and probably somewhat negligible. I figured what you said, if I can get in some proper case fans, they'll cause the CPU fan to pull air across the RAM. Not to mention the RAM has a good heatsink system on it already, so the additional RAM fans are probably overkill unless I'm going to try for 4-4-4-12 @ 1066 @ 2.4V (which I do not plan to do).
As for my OC efforts, I am currently trying my best, but am not quite achieving satisfactory results (yet). I'm really pushing to reach at least 3.33GHz, and am hoping to achieve 3.5, but so far I'm having difficulty keeping anything stable over 3. Tried all the usual tweaking of different combo's of multi, FSB, Vcore. Even went ahead and did the VDROOP pencil mod last night, and I'm still fighting to keep it stable at 3.33. Last attempt locked up at around 40 mins of ORTHOS. I upped the VCore this morning, and left it running while I'm here at work. Hoping to come home to it still running, but at this point I'm expecting to find Windows frozen.
I've already OC'd the GPU to 620/1000. I plan on tweaking that a bit more when I finally reach a stable CPU OC.
If you can provide any advice, I'd be more than grateful. I have a thread which somewhat documents my efforts so far: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-specific.html
Cheers.Edited by RShannonCA - 6/17/08 at 1:18pm