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Originally Posted by Eno75;11808523 
Yeah- there are some programs like LinX that could probably torture your CPU enough in an hour to claim stability in an hour... an hour is a START on Prime- but really, most guys let it run all night. THAT'S stable!

42 idle IS a little on the toasty side, not going to lie. With that case- looks like there's lots of fans on there- Good heatsink... what kind of paste is on it again?

Ensure your QPI link data rate is locked in at the 6876 I mentioned above (I was editing while you were writing, apparently smile.gif ) I'm not sure you're going to be able to drop your QPI volts any more than it is... especially with your bclock up.

Also, turn off CPU TM function and PCIE Spread spectrum.

I actually thought 42C idle was good, when it's like 90C on prime 95. I bought my Noctua heatsink like a year ago and put on the paste: Noctua NT-H1. Idle: Core0:44C. Core1: 40C. Core2:45. Core3: 40C.

I am thinking about watercooling my CPU too actually. I guess that would keep my temps down enough so I maybe get a 4.3Ghz stable or something. Maybe I have just come to the end of what is possible with air cooling, and need to move on to water?
Edited by Kidio007 - 12/28/10 at 2:49pm
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I did some more testing. Tried 4.2ghz with 1.35V cpu core. Now it froze when i was stress testing. I went into the BIOS and went down to 4.1Ghz and 1.34V cpu core. This time I ran a quick 20 minute stress test and the temps were around 80C. idle is at about 39C. I will be doing some more stress testing and I think I will be staying with 4.1Ghz, since you said it was getting a little too hot with 4.2Ghz, thanks smile.gif
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