Well, I'm done flogging this poor E8400.
Finally got into windows with some higher voltages. For some reason, setting trd to 10 and greater seemed to make a difference. Or maybe just coincidence.
1.8 vcore, 1.7 chipset. Same max clock of about 5 ghz.
Got temps down to -189. No better clocks.
I may come back to this with some better NB/Vreg cooling options someday, but the Classified is starting to stare at me and whine about the lack of attention. And I think it's almost time to refill the dewar.
.......man I wish I could get LN2 at NCspec prices.......
I have 2 places 5 miles from me that both want more than $6/L. Robbery! I could travel an hour each way and get it for about $3/L, but the banker's hours and travel time/gas make that option less palatable. I put in some effort to haggle down to $5.50/L and am willing to go through the hassle of getting an account. But this nebulous pricing of "it's cheaper the more you buy during the year" is irksome. They refuse to give me a price trajectory based on volume purchased. What? Am I supposed to spend a few thousand dollars over the year before I can find out if I'll have the opportunity to buy more for a few cents less, maybe? Wow, that was a rant.
But I'm addicted. And this can turn out to be a very expensive habit........Edited by Patch - 6/20/09 at 1:41am