Thanks for info. My plan was to sacrifice the chip in a suicide run at the end anyway so I'll definitely start giving moar volts.
I've got a 300cfm 120X76 mm fan hooked up in front of the big V-reg heatsink apparatus, but I wired it to the 5 volt molex lead because the full 70db noise is more than I can bear. I can fully volt it to it's spec 86 watts if you think it'll help.
Would it be safe to use a NB waterblock so close to subambient temps? The water is flowing and it's fairly far away so it doesn't seem like it would be a problem, but I got no experience to work with. I picked up an enzotech NB block from Petra's a while ago but haven't yet been motivated enough to cut heatpipes and mount it.
Edit: I also think my tightly binned G-skill RAM is (or will be) a problem. It briefly handled 540 FSB last night, but I'll probably need some PC9600's to get much higher. Are the 1200mhz reapers any good? Rather not spend $180 right now for g-skill 1200's and the blades will be out of stock for at least another week....
Man if you can stand the noise it couldn't do anything but help..
I'd just go heavy on the anti-feeze and you might be OK. Just leave it running after you quit because your mobo will stay frozen for along while after your through with your OC'ing. That pot will hold the CPU area sub zero over-night even.
Or get a little NB pot and just DICE the NB to, thats what a lot of guys do.
I have had a couple of sets of the OCZ 1200, the newer ones, and they both sucked for me. The first set both sticks were good for a day or two then went south on me. The RMA second set lasted about a week and one stick died. The older ones were D9 but they don't make them anymore.
I use D9GKX and D9GMH. Crucial hasn't made them in awhile now so they are hard to find.
Take a look here for Team and Cell Shock D9 ram.MemoryC.com
..Thats about the only place I've been able to find new sticks and then Cell Shock is going out of business I've "heard" so RMA might be a problem.The descriptions there tell if its D9 or not. Any D9 the has a "FB" in the desription are the more durable ones, there the "Fat Boys" and really hard to find and carry a hefty premium. I had a set of Crucial Ballistix Fat Boys that lasted about a year and a half at a high v-dimm, most of the other I can usually kill in a month or two. That place is in Ireland but the shipping is reasonable. The 9600 and 10400 Team D9's are pretty darn good ram. Any D9's no matter the binning will usually hit a 600 pretty easy. They die like crazy though, but it the best OC'ing ram that has ever been made I think.
Any Crucial D9's are good IC's. Corsair, Firestix, Geil, and almost all the rest used them for a while. Look at the sticky in the Intel ram section and it will give you the part #'s for a lot of D9 IC's. Some are right and some aren't, so before spending a lot of money on them I'd make sure of it first.
The dead ram and mobo's get more expensive then the chips. But its fun, when it cools off this Winter I'll probably start benching again, it's fishing weather now.Edited by ira-k - 6/15/09 at 6:01pm