Originally Posted by DaveLT
Icy cold ... not
45C full load because weather's getting pretty bad recently causing 29C ambient temps and air molecular density up here is pretty low
I haven't fitted 80CFM deltas yet but when i do i'll definitely hop for 4GHz stable
And my paste is terrible stock paste and also i f'ed up the thermal paste. I need to apply a small amount in all areas next time, no matter what i do i can't get a thin layer to form on the IHS with my Ice Blade GS (Low mounting pressure, that's for sure)
Gainestown also has another feature, clock for clock they are a bit faster than bloomfield and it downvolts very well but yes my memory multipliers are DEFINITELY locked.
200FSB then i finally got 1600 and that was in triple channel single dimm per channel. Not a IMC problem but a locked IMC multiplier, just for fun i tried 6X multiplier and it stuck at 1600
You complan about 29c, i live on that much and even higher. Try living on average 30c temps, with peaks of 35-37c and up to 40c on summer.
It doesn't run as cold as i imagined. My W3530 undervolted runs @ 52-55c on full load (BOINC/F@H), but it is under water with MX-4 as TIM, and that is if my GPU's are not doing anything and my fans are running at full power.
I have always used the center pea dot method, and it's always worked up fine for me. But yeah, if you cannot get the pressure as it should, try using washers and nuts in creative ways. Cheapest way to increase mounting pressure, and it worked with my H50 and H70. I'd also try and see if you can get some good 38mm fans. When undervolted i got it down to 50c on full load and air running a Thermalright Ultima-90, and two Panaflo FBA12G12H fans on push-pull. The noise wasn't deafening (in fact, i love them because they're pretty quiet for the air they push), but it was indeed louder than 6 of my GT's, but i can assume it was because i had it in an open bench setup, and my GT's are caged inside the case.
I really wonder what kind of sorcery Intel used to make Gainestown slightly better than regular Bloomfield on the same architecture, but i'd hate to limit my RAM to 1600 MHz. I might get a cheapo one just to test it, but my definite update will be a hexacore W3670, W3690, X5679, X5690 or 980x.
There is one chip that piques my interest though, the L5630. Quadcore+HT, 2.13 GHz, x17 multi with turbo, 32nm Gulftown and 40w. Should be an awesome clocker, even if it may have locked memory multipliers, and even then, it should reach 1600 MHz with a x8 multiplier.
EDIT: I do wish it had a higher multiplier though, but it looks like, with a bit of fine tuning, it could get pretty efficient power-wise. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1531523Edited by Starbomba - 3/20/13 at 8:59am