Originally Posted by Drin
Solid advice, the best way to overclock these chips is with finese rather than 'brute force' voltage increases. You might be stable at a given cpu frequency with say, 1.45v, but that does not mean it will be stable @ 1.5v even though 1.5v is > or equal to 1.45v. Sometimes more voltage is actually a bad thing, even if you're under your thermal threshold.
So really the best way is to start at stock, determine what your maximum oc is with stock voltages, and more on from there.
Oh man...I need to check my post first before hitting the Submit button. There are some horrible typo's in them
Originally Posted by gsk3rd
I ran some prelim stuff but nothing concrete. I am actually having cooling problems with my TRUE. I have reseated some many times I think I need to clean the HS and cpu with some alcohol. My first seat after lapping I was idling around 28c now I can not get below 31c. Once I get a free moment I will do some actual tests on the NB. I did put 1.5v to the NB and cpu and the VRs were not as hot as they have been to the touch.
I reseated my Z600 yesterday with new AS5 and it had a temp drop of 2C, but now I'm back on the same temp I had before. It's like it needs to be burned in or sumfn, dunno.
But you are getting same idle temps when where you didn't lap your TRUE?
I did some fan swapping inside my case, mounted the Scythe Ultra KAZE 3000rpm at the back of my case and a 12cm 1250rpm CM-fan on the Z600.
I also have 2 fans at the top of my case sucking out the air at 1200rpm.
It seems to be that when I raise the Kaze Ultra speed to pull out all warm air works better than having it blowing all warm air through the Z600. The 3 CM 1200rpm exhaust fans can't handle the heat created by a 3000rpm fan, so my case temp starts to raise.
Got 2 Kaze Maru's 1900RPM on the way to help getting the warm air out f the case.
I think a WC setup would be the next thing I should think about rather than adding more fans, but looking at the current OC's on the 940 with WC, I doubt it will be worth it.Edited by XenoMopH - 2/12/09 at 6:54am