Originally Posted by cigarbug
QPI/Vtt @ 1.61? What's your Vcore?
Peak load temps @ 72c? What stress test?
Thats with Prime mate.. IBT (8 thread) 78 i think from memory.. 88c or so @4.5 IBT but not realistic temps so.. Mind you i'm using antec 1200 and 8 UK3000 etc.. not maxed out though - only maxed on the 240 rad with 2 in push - and i over compensate on pull to draw out excess heat from MB/5970 etc - but have x6 fancontroller so adjustable.
qpi 1.61 (about 1.6) windows isn't high. I know I know many would disagree but depends on how high your pushing memory , how many slots, and general cooling etc.. if you look it's the rated qpi for trident 1600 (2000) and bought a second set of 6gb about two months ago so thats with 6 slots.. vcore at 1.48ish in bios to get 4.4.
NB does peek at about 55c under load but thats accepable and x58 are known for high nb so.
For 4.5 Vcore is 1.55 LLC2 in bios 1.58 under load.. but temps are fine.. and again no deg whatsoever after three months so in my book all good.no degredation anywhere either so 24/7 @4.5 for me currently.
p.s. i could also down multi the memory to 1560 or something like that and lower qpi anyways as the 960 is 25 multi so more room to fiddle/breath.
can't get SS to work at 4.5 though (with normal voltage plus .35 or something)so it's off - but flashed 5970 bios so will try again, think it was cold issue as was getting screen freezes with SS @4.5 dammit.
ideally i'd lke SS on at 4.5 just to lower idle temps.. currently 35-38c idle with 24-27amb i think it is..
apologise for over explanations. put a lot of time and effort into it so yeah..Edited by gobbo353 - 3/10/11 at 6:33pm