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I just lost 7C on full load.

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All I did was rethink the way I was using my fans. I have stock CPU/GPU cooling, a side panel fan and a rear fan near the agp port. The PSU has fans too but I ain t gonna muss with those. As for venting the side panel has about 100 little holes in it in some obscure pattern, the space where the stock speaker would be and all the pci place holders are broken out.
I was running 48C with prime95 at 2.4Ghz before and maybe should have been satisfied with that for a $0 investment in cooling. Well after reading 100's of awsome posts about airflow I decided to look and see if it could be better. I opened up the cases and immediatly realized there was a mistake in the way it was cooling. For starters the rear fan should have been used as an exhaust cause all it was really doing was pushing air towards the intake of the PSU and doing nothing to help the AGP card or anyhing further away so it got Flipped to exaust. I then noticed the side fan was on exhaust and it was positioned almost exactly over the CPU/Northbridge? area. Well I figured that neded to be flipped as well and it would hit some key heat spots as well as disperse some cool airs around the case being its fairly centralised on the case. Well Prime95 is on its second hour as I m typing this and speedfan shows only a slight peak to 42 but most of the on load chart is on the 41C side. The case fan came with the case and the rear fan is a thermaltake from an old CPU I decided to Frankenstien on the case one day.
Well I hope there is something usefull there for someone because I have certainly benifited alot from others posts and now, before I try a higher clock, I need to give out a few reps. Peace.
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hey great job! if you want to get to 2.6 let me know. i have pretty much the same set up at u. try timings
325x8 cpu @ v-core 1.5vt
266memory divider

if you can do that this is what you'll get
cpu@2.6ghz
mem at 432mhz which is an easy overclock for value ram.

that will totally get you where you can run things hella fast... idk what temps would look like with air... i have water cooling. but i know it's not a great increase.
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Im going in today to tweak some more, never got the chance yesterday, but heck yea more is better. One question though, my top fsb on my board is 300. Is there a difference in the agp and sli asus boards or do I have to do something to get a higher fsb number to open up? Or does your board simply offer more overclocking then mine?
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i think my board might just allow for more headroom since it's not limited by the agp bus...
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