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I can't replace any components, but I'm trying to hit 4.5 at a reasonable temperature... rig in question is my sig rig, I'm at 4.32 stable right now, but the temps are a little too high for my liking (core0 maxed out at 85 during 20 threads of linx) Should I drop the volts on the CPU and increase volts elsewhere? Change my multi? Any way to get my temps a bit lower, other than turning off HT (I use 3ds max often, so all 8 threads are useful to me)


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What sorts of settings would you suggest?
    
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why are you so bent of 4.5?? you will notice no real world difference from 4.32 to 4.5ghz.
    
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to say I've done it, of course!
    
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If all you want to do is 'do it' then crank up the bclock, pour on voltage, weld the CPU to your board and take a screenshot. If you aren't planning on running like that who cares about a couple of degrees. Keep it below 100. If you're worried, then your equipment isn't ready and neither are you. With the exception of a couple settings you can engage to help increase bclock when you get past 4.2 your efficiency plummets. Your voltage will skyrocket and your clock increase will be disproportionate.

But if you think you're going to increase from here without a huge voltage increase- I think you'll be left wanting.
Edited by Eno75 - 1/13/11 at 3:32pm
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But if you think you're going to increase from here without a huge voltage increase- I think you'll be left wanting.
Was about to say, beyond 4GHz I really had to start ramping my voltages to even get semi stable on a 930.

I'm talking from 1.25v stable at 4GHz to 1.4v bootable (and unstable) at 4.6GHz.


If you increase your voltages though, so long as you don't stress test the chip, you are unlikely to get temperature issues if all you want is a that is.
    
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If all you want to do is 'do it' then crank up the bclock, pour on voltage, weld the CPU to your board and take a screenshot. If you aren't planning on running like that who cares about a couple of degrees. Keep it below 100. If you're worried, then your equipment isn't ready and neither are you. With the exception of a couple settings you can engage to help increase bclock when you get past 4.2 your efficiency plummets. Your voltage will skyrocket and your clock increase will be disproportionate.

But if you think you're going to increase from here without a huge voltage increase- I think you'll be left wanting.
JEEZ were you right! I've been battling with the thing all day- I couldn't go 1 mhz over my current speed without a huge voltage increase! I'll stick to this- it's a pretty kickass setup anyways. Thanks!
    
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Honestly, 4.3 stable is already pretty fricken good man- depending on what your version of stable is. I can't speak for everyone but one thing I've noticed in here is folks are really impressed with someone that can reach that big clock with good temps (<75) and rock hard on every torture test under the sun. Not so much with the from the hip style dirty bird. You've got a great air cooler, a good case, presumably good flow... I'd like to see your temps come down because 80 on prime with your setup is heavy... Nevermind mid 80s.

What kind of paste are you using? How did you apply it?
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I'm using NT-H1, and I simply took a blob ~ 1/3 the size of a pea and put it in the middle of the cpu, put the thing down, done. Its only been on there for two days- same with the cooler.
    
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