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I had it at 100% cpu usage for about 40 min and it was fine, I haven't tested it for longer amount of time yet. I'm guessing it's pretty stable though.




Also the benching setup pics are posted!



And if you guys were wondering why there was a delay on the pics it's because I had to buy another 500w power supply... apparently 1875w is not enough for this monster.

Soo are you just Hot-wiring the 24 Pin to get the thing going?
or how are you doing this?
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what temps are you getting on the 480's?
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Soo are you just Hot-wiring the 24 Pin to get the thing going?
or how are you doing this?
Yep, hot wiring is the best method right?



BTW this is kind of random but I would try to push the CPU voltage even higher for a better overclock, but I'm afraid to go past 1.6v. Do you guys think it's safe since it's still at sub-zero temps?
    
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Yep, hot wiring is the best method right?



BTW this is kind of random but I would try to push the CPU voltage even higher for a better overclock, but I'm afraid to go past 1.6v. Do you guys think it's safe since it's still at sub-zero temps?
No. Anything above 1.400v is considered the absolute maximum for vcore on a 32nm Core i7 chip. Realistically, you are also under the absolute minimum temperature which Intel says could degrade chips.

Personally, I don't -10C will damage the chip much if you properly insulate both it and the motherboard heavily. I didn't get to see that stream so I can't comment on yours thus far.
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Why not return those 800w and 500w PSU's and get a 1500w? Save a little space?
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No. Anything above 1.400v is considered the absolute maximum for vcore on a 32nm Core i7 chip. Realistically, you are also under the absolute minimum temperature which Intel says could degrade chips.

Personally, I don't -10C will damage the chip much if you properly insulate both it and the motherboard heavily. I didn't get to see that stream so I can't comment on yours thus far.
I have posted pics of the insulation on the first page

But what does that have to do with the maximum safe voltage?

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Why not return those 800w and 500w PSU's and get a 1500w? Save a little space?
It's $100 cheaper lol
Edited by akrEAGLE - 8/30/10 at 4:29pm
    
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TR2 500 is a great PSU, is it to power all your drives?
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I have posted pics of the insulation on the first page

But what does that have to do with the maximum safe voltage?
Intel's white sheets (basically all of the data on a cpu in one place) state that for the CPU to survive it must meet 4 conditions: Signal Quality is good (stable overclock), Mechanically sound (you haven't gutted the inside with 2.1v or something crazy), Temperatures within absolute minimum and absolute maximum*, and voltages are within absolute minimum and absolute maximum*.

*You Fail This Criteria

Your temperatures are below the absolute minimum and you vcore is above the absolute maximum.

I made the point about the insulation, because temperatures are one of the four parameters just like vcore is. It is possible that your chip is already dying from the vcore. My personal thoughts suggest that I doubt the temperatures will really hurt it as long as it is well insulated.

Edit: Question for you: Where is the tip of the thermalcouple that was wrapped around the hose of the phase head?
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Do you really need 5.2GHz then? I don't think it's worth the risk.

I'd just settle for 4-4.5GHz lol
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What's the total pull under system load?
    
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