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Temps under Prime95 Small FFTs range from 66C to 74C on the cores. Ambient case temps is now 20.1C.

Your stock temps look pretty good. I think you'll be able to OC it quite a bit before you reach unsafe temps. I try to keep my i7 below 80C for 24/7 use, though the winter chill has mostly kept it below 70C while folding. Even if your chip hits a little over 80C during maximum stress testing, it's not going to matter if you seldom or never see those kinds of temps during actual usage.
Awesome. Yea, definitely won't be seeing full load when playing games. I am feeling more confident in my temps the more I read.

One more question: do you keep Turbo Boost on? I have read mixed reviews on people keeping it or turning it on during OC. 4.0-4.2 seems relatively modest for the CPU, as I would imagine 4.5+ would probably not want the Turbo Boost. Am I in the right ball park with these assumptions?
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hmm the 970 just might get delivered today!!!
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ok got the 970 popped in and running stock settings!

what uclk freq should I go for when I go to OC?

what QPI link data rate?


Edited by mtbiker033 - 1/3/11 at 3:21pm
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Uncore is difficult with these chips. Go for the best OC on the core that you can get, then worry about the uncore next.
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Uncore is difficult with these chips. Go for the best OC on the core that you can get, then worry about the uncore next.
ok leave it on auto then?

added stock 970 3DMark11 run:

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/346471

wow only about 700 points behind my best oc'd 950 score!


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Yeah. Leave it on auto until you're ready to focus solely on it. Gulftown hates QPI/VTR voltage and will fail to boot often if it's too high. I'd recommend keeping around 1.3-1.35.
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Yeah. Leave it on auto until you're ready to focus solely on it. Gulftown hates QPI/VTR voltage and will fail to boot often if it's too high. I'd recommend keeping around 1.3-1.35.
ok I'm going to disable all the regulars, set everything manually I can and am going to start bumping up the bclk.

temps are amazing on this thing I'm so impressed already
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I agree. At 4.5, my temperatures weren't even hitting the 70's.
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got everything set for manual, qpi link the only thing on auto. ram is set to 1066 and I'm using the x25 multi.

Did a quick 3 run LinX test at 3.58 with 1.13vcore, going to add bclk, like 2 to 3 mhz at a time.

EDIT

Testing 3710mhz 148x25 haven't increased vcore yet, still at 1.13v, 1.20qpi v, pll 1.8
max temps are 43 and lower!!

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