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mtcn77 , I've used all of the slots on the 534 case for 12cm fans - they're all 12cm CM fans. I've thought about replacing them, but I've never found a suitable alternative - at least not with local prices and available selection.

Yesterday I looked some fans in various stores, and those things are huge. I really wanted the Scythe Grand Kama Cross, but that thing would fit with my cramped setup. Is there a large difference between the Grand and the regular Kama Cross?
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good thread
Stop spamming your stupid thread in every other thread in the forum.

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Yeah, but I figured that because I'm using a quad, it would output much more heat on the VRMs, for example, with my CPU at 3.6Ghz and 1.42v (X3), the VRMs are cooler to the touch than my CPU at 3.4GHz and 1.375v (X4).
its cooler because, quad uses more power than an x3..when the mobo is giving off more power, its hotter...vrm has nothing to do with cpu temp..bue either way, its fine, or just simply go out and get some vrm cooling..super cheap anyway.
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I found a Zalman 9700 HS on ebay for a great deal and what a difference. I am running the 720BE quad core at 3200 without any exotic tweaks, just setting the multiplier to 16 and enabling ACC and unleashing the cores in the BIOS of my Asus M4A77TD mb. What a nice solid overclock. I'm running Prime95 and my temps on full load never exceed 47C
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Needing some input...

Got my 720BE unlocked and STABLE with all 4 cores at 3.8GHz. Problem (?) is, my VID is 1.65 to account for vDroop when under load (1.56v) to maintain stability.

Now bear with me, it's been a LOOOONG time since I've had an AMD. My research has led me to the conclusion that these chips like "colder temps over higher volts."

Now, I do have true water cooling setup with 2 Rads before the CPU so it's getting the coolest temps possible, but I can't get stability, and my board maxes out my Voltage @ 1.7 (1.66v in windows). VDDA has not helped in the slightest.

I also tried lowering my HT Link and NB Speeds (and volts accordingly) but that has not enabled me to get any higher other than a couple 3.9GHz IBT 10 Pass Runs, before not booting up after shutdown/restart again...

So my total stability speeds are 3.8GHz CPU, 2600MHz HT LINK, 2800MHz. 1.68v CPU, 1.36v HT, 1.4 NBCPU. <-- This pulls 49-51GFlops in IBT -- Up from 37GFlops with just 3.6GHz CPU OC.

LOAD TEMPS ARE 44c-48c 100% LOAD IBT - JUST FYI.


Soooooo, the question is... Should I just accept the speeds I'm at and be happy I have an unlocked 720 that has achieved a decent 1GHz overclock, albeit having a "disabled/possibly bad" core, or is there some more tweaking I can do?


Thanks for all the help!
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Honestly, I would just be happy with what you have. That is an excellent OC for an unlocked 720BE.
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Needing some input...

Got my 720BE unlocked and STABLE with all 4 cores at 3.8GHz. Problem (?) is, my VID is 1.65 to account for vDroop when under load (1.56v) to maintain stability.

Now bear with me, it's been a LOOOONG time since I've had an AMD. My research has led me to the conclusion that these chips like "colder temps over higher volts."

Now, I do have true water cooling setup with 2 Rads before the CPU so it's getting the coolest temps possible, but I can't get stability, and my board maxes out my Voltage @ 1.7 (1.66v in windows). VDDA has not helped in the slightest.

I also tried lowering my HT Link and NB Speeds (and volts accordingly) but that has not enabled me to get any higher other than a couple 3.9GHz IBT 10 Pass Runs, before not booting up after shutdown/restart again...

So my total stability speeds are 3.8GHz CPU, 2600MHz HT LINK, 2800MHz. 1.68v CPU, 1.36v HT, 1.4 NBCPU. <-- This pulls 49-51GFlops in IBT -- Up from 37GFlops with just 3.6GHz CPU OC.

LOAD TEMPS ARE 44c-48c 100% LOAD IBT - JUST FYI.


Soooooo, the question is... Should I just accept the speeds I'm at and be happy I have an unlocked 720 that has achieved a decent 1GHz overclock, albeit having a "disabled/possibly bad" core, or is there some more tweaking I can do?


Thanks for all the help!
a 1ghz oc's is just about the max potential for these chips. unless youre goind DICE and LN2 ofcourse. but water/air 600mhz-1ghz is your best bet. esp with 2.6fsb, you've maxin'g everything out. ^ ^
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a 1ghz oc's is just about the max potential for these chips. unless youre goind DICE and LN2 ofcourse. but water/air 600mhz-1ghz is your best bet. esp with 2.6fsb, you've maxin'g everything out. ^ ^
COol! Thanks for the info
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my latest numbers, gave up on the 4 core.
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CPU-z validation

Edited by Chuckclc - 5/20/10 at 12:23am
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