Originally Posted by DreadPirateJim
Jim C. from Corsair here. There weren't any beard colors left for my forum name, so I chose this one. I'll be sure to pass it on when I retire.
I just wanted to let you know that the overclock.net H50 Owner's Club was highlighted on the Corsair Facebook page today. Check it out here.
On behalf of Corsair, I'd like to thank all of you for choosing the H50 and for all of the cool stuff you've done here. We really do appreciate it.
Originally Posted by Garanthor
3.8 ghz and a NB of 2600 mhz is dead simple at stock voltage. After that tighten the timmings on the mem as much as possible. With my set-up, at 20 C ambient temp, my H50 keeps it at about 26 C idle and about 48 C max temp. If I ramp up to 4.0 Ghz I need 1.5 volts to keep it stable but max temps never go above 53 C which is perfectly fine (I use at least 3 hrs of prime 95 blended test to check for stability). IMHO anything under 55 C will be just fine. Let me know if you have any overclocking/temp related questions for the 965 C3.
I've done stable 4.21ghz a couple of months ago on another board
CPU @ 4.21Ghz (200 x 21 - 1.48v) With a Crappy Codegen 550w *STABLE*
If you haven't notice that is a Pentium 4 Power Supply - its not suppose to handle these chips... even worse these overclocks. But yeah that power Supply got crippled after a few weeks running that clock so I went back to stock... a month later it died on me(that chunk of crap went through a warzone). Do not compare it to my bottom signature CPU-Z(I upped the voltage way too high), that was only to have a valid of the latest CPU-Z and its also from the other mobo.
I've pushed more than enough 2 of my 965's I've tested (If I go higher I would need actual full custom water cooling)... a few posts before I made Stable 4ghz at 1.47v not 1.5v in other words I can run it stable on a less voltage than yours.... but here is the catch... where I live the ambient temps is too hot, so I can't stay on those overclocks - on 4.0ghz it went up to 61c and that is Air Conditioner directly hitting my computer case & using 1.47v - so you can imagine how my ambients are already with AC - then try to imagine the Ambients without AC running the overclock, my chip will fry currently lol. To be honest I'm not sure what happened months ago that I could run 4.21Ghz here where I live because the temps are always the same no matter the season it is.... don't forget I'm running 8gb of rams my Mhz on them are at its lowest 800mhz (if you set it at your lowest you can be stable at higher cpu clocks, now if you were to stable at the actual MHz your ram handles then yes its about timings / voltages / NB to handle a higher cpu clock)
You do not have to explain or help me out I obviously know about the 2600 on NB... I've burned enough to know a whole bunch about 965's, I've actually gotten to boot 4.41ghz but obviously way too hot on idle and for me since I only had to use 1.52v - funniest thing was it only lasted on Windows for about 20 minutes or so... obviously I was not going to run any stress test on it since I knew I won't be able to stable it or even run my system on it(or even less try to increase the voltage) I just wanted to see if I can boot that high.... So, in the near future I might go full water cooling... then I will go and push it that far again.
Then again this is just doing CPU multiplier & CPU voltage.. if I did FSB on it... I would be through hell trying to stable them at such overclocks... like right now.. NO a *big* NO-NO... I can't do those such overclocks anymore because of Temps... and if you read posts earlier of mine I received this RMA of this 965 just 2 days ago.. so I won't want to kill it that early.... that last overclock was to see how much I could handle stable on stock voltage with FSB - It does not mean I will be using it 24/7 or even mean its the highest stable I've gotten LOL I've achieved way higher.... anyways I will go back to stock during this weekend.
Thanks anyways, I'm already going to move to a 1090t next month - I've read it does handle 4.21ghz at a low voltage of 1.42 - 1.45... that will be more of my taste.Edited by sendblink23 - 6/25/10 at 12:45pm