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You mean : side panel ? => intake.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edsurf987 View Post
You mean : side panel ? => intake.
Yeah the side / door. All-right, if this OC is stable this will be the first thing I'll try to change.

Afaik ~80 celcius 24/7 shouldn't be a problem for a i7-970 but I would love to get below 70 celcius.
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post #23 of 48
your voltages and oc looks good but I would expect lower temps with that cooler.
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your voltages and oc looks good but I would expect lower temps with that cooler.
Could the fan setup in the case really matter that much so it would differ ~10 celcius?
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Could the fan setup in the case really matter that much so it would differ ~10 celcius?
I lowered my CPU temps around 10oC by switching the flow on a single fan in my case.
    
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how is the stability testing going now?
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post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post
how is the stability testing going now?
So far so good, but I've been running Prime95 for 8 hours and after that getting errors, but not with the new "not using auto stuff"-settings.



*Crossing my fingers*


Quote:
Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
I lowered my CPU temps around 10oC by switching the flow on a single fan in my case.
How is that possible?

Edit

Still stable after 3 hours, this is the furthest I've got it running the last couple of days.
Edited by frW - 1/10/11 at 6:30am
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post #28 of 48
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So here's an update, I've lowered the ICH / IOH voltage just a little notch set the cpu/pci amplitude to 700mV. I also swapped the fans so it pulls from the front and pushes out at the top / back.

The cooler has two fans on it the stock 120 and 80 and then there's an extra fracrtial fan in the rear and one on 120mm noctua on the side. Seems the temps are getting better here. I also applied a little extra thermal grease since I had to rotate the cooler.

Next thing I guess is to try and either lower the vcore or try to raise the BCKL a little bit.

Are the settings for ICH/IHO/DRAM good even if I want to go up a couple of hundred MHz?



*Note* The reason the CPU fan is 0 RPM is because all the fans in the computer uses external fan controls. The CPU fans uses the fan-control that came with the fractial design case.
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post #29 of 48
Although, you shouldn't need any more uncore than the 2.56GHz you are running, but Gulftown scales pretty well to about 3GHz on uncore, so if you want some more performance later, bump it up a few multipliers. Past 3-3.1GHz is when uncore really starts heating up and needing more voltage.

Quote:
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stock 120 and 80
You mean 140 and 120.

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Are the settings for ICH/IHO/DRAM good even if I want to go up a couple of hundred MHz?
Should be.

Also, how is your CPU cooler oriented now?
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post #30 of 48
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Ah yes of course, the fans are 120 mm and 140 mm the CPU cooler blows air to the back and above it I have a 140mm fan that pulls air out.

How far do you think I can get this stable for 24/7 usage?

I've only made the small fft tests so far, need to run blend tests to know that the OC is really stable.
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