First time OC, new to PC building and OCing. I want to hit 4.0 on air in a few days when my parts arrive. I will be checking back, help appreciated.
I currently had an OC stable at 3.6Ghz, however I lowered the VTT from 1.17V back to stock 1.10V. CPU-Z records 1.248 idle for Core Voltage however (not sure if thats same volt or turbo increasing it). I have not retested this because I am afraid of temps and dont want to fry my mobo or cpu 1 day before my HS arrives...
My CPU idle temps have dropped to 52-54C compared to 63-65C at 1.17V with stock cooler.
Following this guide
I am told that 100C during IBT (I think it says it on page 3) on max is fine. I did a 3x pass on max with 97C temps on a few cores with some @ high 80's and it passed. My friend also said 85C is fine although I dont know how much he knows. I am currently using stock settings including turbo, 22x multi, 164BCLK.
I have also been playing BFBC2 for several hours at 80-85C for several hours with no problems at the 1.17V mid 60's C idle.
I bought a Scythe Mugen Rev.B, Arctic Silver 5, 4x 110CFM fans, and plan on doing my monthly dusting and do cable management (compared to cable terrible insanity) when everything arrives in a day.
I have 60-70F room temps along with 43C(60C load) OC'd 9800GTX+ 1GB 775/1945/1050 65% fan and 54C CPU full fan. I haven't tested stability at the 1.10 stock volt for CPU due to the fear of explosions.
I am using this forum along with the previous guide and
which uses my mobo and cpu
Im very tired atm, very new to OC and this is my first build. I think I understand most of the things I need except temps and ram timings.
Again any help or tips is appreciated, my sig has full system info along with what I listed here. I also have a Msi GTX 470 Fermi Twin Frozr coming. Im sorry if any of this info is excessive but I'd like to be thorough if anyone answers while I am sleeping.