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post #421 of 583
In terms of cooling the VRM - I've "misaligned" the fan so it blows over the transistor's heatsink and the vrms. The hyper212 is actually a bit too small for the 12 cm fan hence you get a bit of air blowing over the top and bottom.
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I might need a spot cooler anyway, they're still pretty warm.
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^ oh thats an interesting idea. Someone recommended that to me and I blew him off because I didn't realize it wouldn't interfere. man im an *******.

try your quick stability tests using prime95 - just see if you can run prime95 for 1 minute. you can do other things while you run prime95 - it's not really recommended for stability tests since other tasks will take away from the CPU, but it's better than doing no test at all.

When I started overclocking, I was doing 'quick tests' by running the Cinebench benchmark, and I thought I would be able to hit 3.8 easily. Turns out that I can run cinebench pretty easily, but just loading up prime95 caused over 50% of the failed overclocks. it slowly got more and more stable (failures went from BSOD, to resets, to worker errors, went from BSOD on boot, to crashing while selecting options, to crashing during the test 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes in).
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Prime blend has been clean for 20 mins. Looking good!

Alright, gonna let it burn overnight. Let's see if it's still going tomorrow...
Edited by quaaark - 3/9/11 at 8:27pm
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i was thinking at maybe my/our failed overclocks on the 450 past 3.5ghz is because of the CPU-NB. Since I've been doing most of my overclocking by having an extremely high FSB of about 260 (at stock multiplier that is 4.2ghz) and less than stock multipliers, all my stuff has been kept pretty low including the NB. Now from what I read from Phenom guides, you generally need around 2.2ghz for 3.5CPU, so maybe that's why I've had issues.

I doubt it, but maybe I should try raising my NB and NB voltage? The problem is that there doesn't seem to exist a program that tests the CPU-NB specifically, like you can test RAM (memtest86), CPU (small FFT), GPU (msi kombostor).
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The problem is that there doesn't seem to exist a program that tests the CPU-NB specifically, like you can test RAM (memtest86), CPU (small FFT), GPU (msi kombostor).

Simply run blend tests. The one that tests both CPU and RAM at same time.
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I got my 4.0 GHz stable. Have you tried keeping a high multi and lower FSB? My setup seems to like that better.
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^ I tried a relatively minor 3.68ghz using my default multiplier, taking your advice, as I was originally overclocking by lower than stock Multi x High FSB (with RAM, NB, HT dropped low to keep them around stock). I have been doing 3.51 with my method just fine, and just 10 mhz higher will result in a crash within 5 minutes of a prime95 test, if not before then - ie, very quickly. I even raised voltages from where I operate now, at 1.456 (vid 1.4+.01 mobo offset, as any lower will not work at that speed) to 1.504.

I turned on prime95, and it usually turns on started, so I went to turn it off, then turn to blend test, and it crashed before I could tell it to stop.

It looks like we must have very different cores. I have to run a higher voltage just to get less than half the same overclock, but I do have an extra core no problemo. I would say our cores are pretty much the same performance - an extra core is usually about .5ghz from what I've seen - but your core may be more optimized for today's games and programs, meaning better SC2 performance than mine frown.gif

At least I will be able to play SC3 better, ooh! Nice overclock, that's a beast!
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I got my 4.0 GHz stable. Have you tried keeping a high multi and lower FSB? My setup seems to like that better.

Is that with the 4th core unlocked? If not, I wonder if that's my issue? Could you please post your settings?

Which would you rather have, a x4 running at 3.6, or a x3 running at 4.0?
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^ he said he wasn't able to unlock, which went against my theory that our revision is perfectly working Propus quadcores that were locked for demand.

I didn't really do much testing with just 3 cores - I still don't really know what I'm doing, just by thorough testing do I figure things outs. I'll try 3 cores only later, see if I get a big speed boost from it.
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Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
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Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
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Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
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Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
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Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
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Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
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Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
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Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
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Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
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Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
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Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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Haswell i7-4770K 4.8GHz@1.452v/1.97vRIN Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Older Gigabyte 7950 (H60 Mod) 2x4GB Gskill 2400CL11 Hynix CFRs 
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Samsung 830 128gb Corsair H110 w/4x 140mm Yate Loon High Blues W7 x64 Ultimate Yarrgh Matey Dell U2312HM Matte IPS 1080p 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Sanyo DP19640 18.5" 768p KDS Rad-7xp 1024p CM Storm Quickfire Rapids Brown Rosewill Capstone 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
Other
Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550w Modular NZXT Source 210 w/Modded Window Razer Deathadder 3.5G Steelseries Blizzcon D3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
Other
Colonial Blue Paracord Sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii X4 955C2, $31, 5 broken pins, works! ... Biostar A770e3 6.3 Red&Black MSI GTX 460 768mb Twin Frozr II 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1333 OC to 1348CL7@1.65v 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 6 x Case Fans (4 x YL-M, NZXT case fan, CM Hype... Jerryrigged Chipset-Northbridge 80mm HSF 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jerryrigged VRM Heatsink (sawed off stock AM2 h... Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64bit Sanyo DP19640 19"1360x768 Ducky Cherry Browns 10keyless 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Earthwatts 430D NZXT Gamma Steelseries Kinzu Optical Steelseries Blizzcon Diablo 3 
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