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post #21 of 34
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That's all I know of--originally it was peaked at 400 but the latest BIOS added 500 I believe (I think so...)


Been running it at 4205 now since I got it up there with no probs--with the fan all the way up it drops to 45C when folding--with the fan at lower DBA but still pushing air its at 48C--shredding those WUs!

Mobo is at 38.

My Vcore is all over the place--might have to droop mod the board soon--1.48 to 1.58. The RAM is holding up well (though set at 266 to run at about 180X2) despite the overvoltage.

I'm amazed!
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Still Stable at 4205 24/7--I'm starting to think this might last.....definitely responds faster to the usual tasks. temps are still well below alarm levels--with the fan on medium it s about 49/50 on high its 44/45 at full load. I need some mobo cooling--after modding the case for WCing I didn't leave much for the chipset and ram but a isingle 80mm antec LED fan. I have a Vantec Tornado I could substitute but that thing is ridiculously loud--it SHREDS the air (around 70 cfm from an 80 mm fan lol) So I think adding a chipset WB and maybe even some Mosfet HSs (as Spooked suggested) would help. I don't think RAM cooling is all that big a deal--I have copper heatspreaders on the modules and that should do the job (I guess).
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So I think adding a chipset WB and maybe even some Mosfet HSs (as Spooked suggested) would help.
I agree. Well done btw.
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post #24 of 34
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Still cranking along! No instabilities yet--been pounding those gromac (oh well) WUs and making avatars all afternoon--I've had over a dozen explorer windows open--browsing through tons of files--the thumbnails are instantaneous--the editor cranks out animated Gifs in seconds--I am really impressed with how well the rig is performing--I should have done this long ago--I was just a little nervous about overvolting--makes me want an X1900XTX so I can get some decent benchmarks for once....
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Nice O/C...
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I should have done this long ago--I was just a little nervous about overvolting--makes me want an X1900XTX so I can get some decent benchmarks for once....
We'll see what happens in the longer term though. This has only been a matter of days. Let's see what six months does to this baby...

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post #27 of 34
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Agreed--that's why I have backed up all the fmaily photos, etc on the network and on DVD. I need a friggin terabyte MAXTOR one touch backup external HDD. Eventually i will have to get a larger IDE drive--100 gigs is nothing these days....but that's part of the deal with performance tuning: risk.

Considering I have blown up nearly everything I ever built (cars, bikes, PC's) it's probably just a matter of time.

Temps are rock sold at 49/40 CPU/mobo with the fan on medium speed.
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Considering I have blown up nearly everything I ever built (cars, bikes, PC's) it's probably just a matter of time.
ROFLMAO

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post #29 of 34
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Still holding together--changed out the case fan for a Vantec Tornado (5000 rom 80mm howler), cleaned everything and clearanced the shroud for the VCard (they keep getting longer don't they) and reshaped the inlet duct to clear the tubing (the Vantec is twice as thick). Lot's of wrestling as the Vcard and pump has to come out to let the shroud out--everything keys together with 1/8" clearances.

I must've been too rough 'cause the inlet tube to the WB started a tiny seepage that knocked out the Vcard about 8 hours later.:withstupi

More wrestling and electronics cleaning and (after some clamp tightening) everything is back to normal--except the mobo temps are much lower. That Vantec is on a Fan Mate controller (that required some solder and heatshrink as the Vantec comes molex only) and on lowest runs at 2550 rpm--on high it is ridiculous--the case gets so pressurized that every orifice is gusting.

I built this Water Cooled Rig to get away from loud fans

Perhaps a chipset WB, RAM coolers (koolance has the WC variety) would make an improvement acoustically.
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43/26 with the fans cranking full--folding....loving it--went from 137 to 125 in the Folding Ranks since the bump in CPU speed. Loving it!
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