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post #11 of 64
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
is this necessary? this guy has a honest problem and he has asked for help. there is no need to be rude. if you cant get your point across without being rude, then dont even try.

check to make sure you have your cooler mounted properly. if it is you are going to need to buy an aftermarket cooler. not all chips run the same. some run hotter than others, and some have different vid's than others. yours obviously runs a little bit hotter. since you have such a nice expensive chip, i would buy the best aircooler you can afford. maybe a thermalright silver arrow, or noctua nh d-14

to the op, i would start over with the overclock and do it nice and slow. slow raise the bclk by 1-3mhz at a time until you lose stability, then increase vcore and vtt to compensate. or take your current overclock and drop the vcore 1 notch at a time stress testing for stability. once you lose stability kick the vcore back up and do the same with vtt.
In actuality, I personally have never seen him being nice in threads like this.
    
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In actuality, I personally have never seen him being nice in threads like this.
i know. this isnt the first time ive bumped into him. was extremely rude with me in a thread where HE was asking for help. i tried to offer my help and he jumped down my throat.
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i know. this isnt the first time ive bumped into him. was extremely rude with me in a thread where HE was asking for help. i tried to offer my help and he jumped down my throat.
Pretty sure just a guy with a little too much metal in his pocket.
I just ignore those people, and move along, post my thoughts.
    
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Hmm. 4.1GHz is very manageable on stock cooler. But what I'm more concerned about is you having to use 1.38V to get it. That 4.3GHz voltage. What settings are you using the the bios?
     
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Hmm. 4.1GHz is very manageable on stock cooler. But what I'm more concerned about is you having to use 1.38V to get it. That 4.3GHz voltage. What settings are you using the the bios?
i dont think he fine tuned anything. i think he jumped from stock vid to 1.38 vcore.

to the op, try lowering your voltages. this should help with temps. 1.38 is high for 4.3. also having load line calibration disabled will lower temperatures. load line calibration is also called vdroop. having llc enabled is the same as "without vdroop"
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post #16 of 64
You can do 4ghz on the DBX cooler without hitting those temps, your Vcore is up high.I think you should be able to get stable under 1.3.
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post #17 of 64
Might help to get some high end thermal grease instead of the one that comes with the cooler.

What kind of air-flow-setup do you have on your case? Might help to adjust the push/pull setup a but to get nice cool air into the case.

Also, depending on the country you live in, you might want to consider getting home insurance that covers "mistakes" like overclocking, in Sweden the price for getting everything below $4000 replaced is only $150, if you have the insurance

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post #18 of 64
I agree, your voltage seems high. Have you adjusted any of the other voltages? Also, telling us a little about your system might save some flaming and get you solid advice.
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post #19 of 64
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Thank you to the people who didn't criticisize me, god im still learning no need to put me down.

I don't think my problem is not having a cooler, i didn't change qpi/vtt settings just Vcore. I'm not even sure what the right settings are for 4.1GHz.

When i used 1.35 Vcore it was unstable.

I plan on getting a cooler but it's not like i'm trying to do anything impossible without one.
post #20 of 64
I would try going down to 1.35 vcore, and bump up your qpi to 1.30, and see if that helps. leave PLL and all others stock. I would go through and disable speedstep tech and turbo mode, and load line calibration, and C1E, and A20M, and Intel C-state Tech in the bios. See if that helps out.
Edited by esp42089 - 12/19/10 at 9:19pm
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