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Drin, oh I'm sure those zip ties will hold tight. No worries there. Not sure if you are within the United States but I went to a local store near by (Lowes) and picked up the screws and nuts there. I did a mod with my 7900GS and aftermarket P4 cooler and had to pick up some up. Good stuff

Good luck buddy
Down here in Australia, Lowes is actually a clothing store! And I'll definitely have to pick up the screws and bolts when I can, it just makes more sense to have it bolted right through!
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Sorry for the double post, but it had to be done!

It llliiivvveeesss!



Only tested idle temps at stock so far, because I have to update my bios. And I know idle temps mean squat, but I'm only getting 4.5-5 degrees over ambient Hardly a drop tbh. Then again it is idle. Just hope all this effort is for nothing, that would be annoying :<
Edited by Drin - 6/8/09 at 11:16am
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I'll definitely have to pick up the screws and bolts when I can, it just makes more sense to have it bolted right through!
Drin, that and it'll look super clean

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Only tested idle temps at stock so far, because I have to update my bios. And I know idle temps mean squat, but I'm only getting 4.5-5 degrees over ambient Hardly a drop tbh. Then again it is idle. Just hope all this effort is for nothing, that would be annoying
Really though idle temperatures like you said are just idle...they aren't as important. Full load temperatures are the most important. That's when you'll see if the cooler was really worth the purchase

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Although I managed to drop my load temps significantly:

But can't get to a higher stable clock
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Although I managed to drop my load temps significantly
XenoMopH, wow impressive. You're barely budging 37C. Do you have any pictures of this TEC cooler while installed in your rig?

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Down here in Australia, Lowes is actually a clothing store! And I'll definitely have to pick up the screws and bolts when I can, it just makes more sense to have it bolted right through!
here's what I did (not my pic though)

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Bought a new case: Antec 1200, cuz I had to fit 2 FZE's...

2xFZE's (Which I got for the price of a new one ...Ebay)

Replaced the stock pump with a Swiftech MCP350 for more flow (will be modded to a 355 soon).
That only took off 4-5C from the load temp...I got a HeatKiller 3.0 laying here, but still have to find the time to install the baby . I hope it sakes off yet another 1-2C
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Crazy setup Xeno, incredibly nice and those temps are insane! Make sure you show us pics of the HK once its installed!

And Newt I saw that setup earlier, it looks great Unfortunately I do not have a single ziptie that is long enough to cover both the 120x38 fans with shrouds, and also fit through the screw holes. Largest one I have is long enough, but too wide to fit through Means I have to screw the fans on, so I have to put the zipties around the side. Good idea though, I may just look into some longer zipties to get it working like that - thanks!

OC wise: I loaded up OCCT (good place to start since I'm familiar with it) and immediately failed a stock test that I used to pass everytime. Thankfully it seems to be the bios, since I'm currently about to pass 1hr of OCCT @ 3.9ghz, 1.5v. Ambient is 20, and max temp under load is 46. I'll upload a screenshot of it if it does indeed pass, but I just though the temperatures were interesting to note.

To be honest I thought I'd drop my temps further, but if this bios turns out to be solid maybe I'll hit 4.0ghz through that. In either case, 45 degrees @ 1.50v is pretty decent, and well within the thermal safety limits of the chips.

Was just curious as well what the general consensus for 'stable' is now. Back when I first got the 940, reading the XS forums they said 1hr of OCCT was enough, and people were stoked to hit that. Now apparently some people are claiming at least 8 hours of prime are required? If I understand correctly, chew* states that OCCT is great for stressing cores, but prime is a harder test of stability since it stresses the IMC more?

Also, what tests do we have to past to qualify for stability in the table now? Cheers for any info!
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just from personal experience, I was crashing at the 3 hr mark in OCCT. What others consider stable is up for debate. go back a few pages and see
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I do understand it is subjective, and that really it is up to the owner of the system to decide what he or she deems stable. Also going back a few pages I did see the discussion, however I did not discover if there is now a 'minimum' testing requirement to qualify for database inclusion. Maybe I missed it, if you could point to it I'd appreciate it!

If I recall correctly, originally your word was enough to get added to the DB (I was fine with this as well). I just find it amusing when people claim that no professional would list 1hr stress testing as stable, yet fail to realise that no true professional would deem eight hours as fail-proof stable as well. And they never offer any proof except their own conjectures and beliefs as to what 'stable' is, and further more they try to impose it on others!

Not to bring up a flame war, but every time I read it, it irks me slightly :s silly of me I know, I'll drop it. Anyway, figured I'd start off on safe grounds, 3.9ghz 1hr OCCT stable @1.5v, ambient temps are 20c, peak under load is 47. Four sticks of ram, only 1 4850 as per the picture I posted above.

If this is the highest OC I reach, then I'll retest this for 8 hours, and prime it, for stability. Otherwise I will try to hit 4.0ghz and go from there.

edit: click on the thumbnails after hovering over them if you need to enlarge it, sometimes it bugs out I know

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