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So I recently purchased the Venomous-X (+cooljag everflow fan) cooler for my i7 930, and mounted it on the i7. When I mounted it and turned the pressure knob to as far is it could go, I was still able to rotated the cooler a little. Of course, It required a bit of force, but it would still rotate. I'm wondering if this is a problem, or if it is normal.

I was able to overclock my i7 to 4 GHz stable with a vcore of 1.32. I'm getting temps of around 46 per core when idle, and no higher than 71C on a p95 stress test.

So I want to make sure if this is OK?

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Temps seem safe and if the heatsink doesn't seem like its going to fall off it should be fine.
    
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I've seen guys say that half an hour on prime was a stress test- so by stress test do you mean putting a swallow in a cage with a 3 inch leash and birdseed 3.5 inches away- or do you mean prime for 10 hours?

40+ core idle temps don't get me excited... but they're not exactly going to burn down Chicago either. Everyone's CPU is different but I'm willing to wager you could step it down one notch on your Vcore and still do fine, while losing 5 degrees for your effort. I've been wrong before- believe me... but it's worth a shot.
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This is the time consuming part of overclocking.
Do a 5 HOUR stress test, then bring the voltage down a bit, 5 hour stress test, and then keep doing that until it fails the test, and that is the voltage you need.
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P95 overnight stress test. Somewhere between 8 to 10 hours.

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post #6 of 8
I would take a bit of the pressure off of that ven X the movement is caused by over tightening the screw.

Plus a couple of people have damaged their sockets over tightening it also.
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i would take a bit of the pressure off of that ven x the movement is caused by over tightening the screw.

Plus a couple of people have damaged their sockets over tightening it also.
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so by stress test do you mean putting a swallow in a cage with a 3 inch leash and birdseed 3.5 inches away- or do you mean prime for 10 hours?
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