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DAY# 4 - FINAL THOUGHTS

I wake up to find my new build running nicely with a strong 9 hours of Prime95 stability. As you can see below, things ran well and error free for the entire 9 hours and temps held steady AT just around 70C:

(the 72C and 73C HIGH temps were probably caused by the house heater kicking in at 6AM in response to the outside temps hitting 37F as you can see that the temps were back to 70C and 69C at 100% load when I took the screenshot).

I shut down Prime95 and load up LinX and run a full 50-cycle on all memory. 50 cycles later, success!


Here's where I begin to see some different numbers...LinX definitely runs the processors hotter. Despite the fact that both LinX and Prime95 can lift your processor's load to 100%, LinX's torture test adds an incredible 10C to my load temps.

At this point, I'm going to experiment in some real-life situations for the next week or so to see how my processor responds to real-life gaming, browsing, editing, etc before deciding whether or not to back off on my OC numbers and subsequent voltage.

Also, at this point, I'm open to folks who may suggest changes in my settings. One thing that I'm a little confused by is how LinX differs in it's torture of the processor and memory. I was surprised to see Prime95 run like butter only to have LinX kick out errors within seconds? Even though adding VCore voltage was what stabilized it for me, someone else may be able to shed some light on what LinX "likes" in order to find those magic numbers.

I'll do a final wrap-up in about a week with final build pics and numbers.

Thanks for reading!
Edited by tazdirector - 12/9/09 at 1:33pm
    
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post #12 of 14
I read somewhere that for a TT LanBox, it might be good to have the CPU fan blowing upward so that it's not fighting with the PSU for air. I don't know how good your temps are with the PSU flipped, but if that's not working out, you might as well try flipping the CPU fan.
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Thanks Decimate. As it turns out, flipping the CPU fan helped out a bit...that and I found I had some shipping plastic still on the side vents ;p
    
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post #14 of 14
Hi!

@tazdirector:

I have almost the same components, except p55m-UD2 and 8GB of the same RAM.

Because the boxed cpu cooler is ****, I'm looking for another.
Do you think your CPU cooler fits with my setup aswell? It does not interfere with the RAM next to the cooler (at 4x2GB)?

I would take this as an alternative: http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...T06-E&area=usa
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