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True those claims don't necessarily denote stability. I'm surprised how ambient temperatures make such a difference. When it's in the 70's (f) my computer is 40c and when it's in the 60's (f) my computer is in the mid 30's. Load is 80c then 76-77c accordingly. Guess I'll stress test overnight!
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Edited by alancsalt - 4/23/11 at 7:03pm
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True those claims don't necessarily denote stability. I'm surprised how ambient temperatures make such a difference. When it's in the 70's (f) my computer is 40c and when it's in the 60's (f) my computer is in the mid 30's. Load is 80c then 76-77c accordingly. Guess I'll stress test overnight!
1 - 2F can make a difference in ambient/room depending on your setup.

On my 932 I have all cooling internal, however my 240 rad is top mounted with 2x120's pullung air in from the top.

I average about the same as you, but if my A/C kicks on the wall vent blows down and hits my desk & tower, my load temps will go from 80c to 76c when its on....

just that cool air from the A/C duct makes a difference...

I set the whole case on the windowsill in the winter to bench, however florida winter is not that demanding, but a nice 40f morning makes for some fun benching...


Voltage. Heat. Max Stable OC. Max Bench OC. Max BCLK. etc, all luck of the draw. I have seen so many different setups with similar, yet different results...

Just about every 950 will do 4.2 - 4.3, the voltage range for it is between 1.35 - 1.42 on average.. The max load temp vary from ours to alans, which is 20c...

The voltage is all in binning and a per cpu basis. The temp is all in how well the ISH is transfering heat from the cores...
Edited by 10acjed - 4/23/11 at 8:09pm
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1 - 2F can make a difference in ambient/room depending on your setup.

On my 932 I have all cooling internal, however my 240 rad is top mounted with 2x120's pullung air in from the top.

I average about the same as you, but if my A/C kicks on the wall vent blows down and hits my desk & tower, my load temps will go from 80c to 76c when its on....

just that cool air from the A/C duct makes a difference...

I set the whole case on the windowsill in the winter to bench, however florida winter is not that demanding, but a nice 40f morning makes for some fun benching...


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Just about every 950 will do 4.2 - 4.3, the voltage range for it is between 1.35 - 1.42 on average.. The max load temp vary from ours to alans, which is 20c...

The voltage is all in binning and a per cpu basis. The temp is all in how well the ISH is transfering heat from the cores...
Miami (for a Florida example) is 25°47′16″N
I live 28° 36' 0"S

I'd guess we have similar climate problems for overclocking.
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Miami (for a Florida example) is 25°47′16″N
I live 28° 36' 0"S

I'd guess we have similar climate problems for overclocking.
Depends how you look at it.. Some folks in cooler climates dont have central cooling, a warm summer really messes them up...

I am 75f or below 365 days a year inside my place.. I love the hot climate, but love A/C even more
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OK, I don't have a/c. You got me there.

But winter is coming...
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ok, i don't have a/c. You got me there. :d

but winter is coming...
you need A/C for them hot summers... Just one unit in the computer room... Close it all off ans make a walk in freezer
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Man I keep getting BSOD'd with this OC. I'm at 4.0gHz even (200x20) and I just upped the voltage again to 1.43xx (1.328 CPU-Z). Better pass prime this time. I'm getting pissed. I up my voltage 2 steps at a time then fine tune. Someone also recently posted that too many BSOD's and windows might not load. Is this true? That was enough to make me rethink OC'ing completely.
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Man I keep getting BSOD'd with this OC. I'm at 4.0gHz even (200x20) and I just upped the voltage again to 1.43xx (1.328 CPU-Z). Better pass prime this time. I'm getting pissed. I up my voltage 2 steps at a time then fine tune. Someone also recently posted that too many BSOD's and windows might not load. Is this true? That was enough to make me rethink OC'ing completely.
Well then you can run sfc /scannow and/or chkdsk /r to search for corrupted system files...

It's a good idea, I think, to make an image of your system before starting overclocking (too late she cried?) so you can reimage if needed.
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Or do like I do. I have a separate hard drive that I swap in and out to bench with. It isn't nearly as fast as my regular one and it's stripped down some, but it keeps me from corrupting my 24/7 hard drive.
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E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
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80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 430 none 
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Q9550 E0 DFI LanParty LT P35-T2R 2 x HD4670QT512P CF Patriot PVS24G8500ELKN 
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Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
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custom onboard 
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Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer H233H Rosewill RG630-S12 NZXT BetaEVO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 430 none 
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