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Ok, so how do I really monitor that? I stress my computer with an ordernary software like video editing / processing which usually uses 100% cpu and see what it goes up to?

I've lowered the voltages a little bit, it seems like it's a bit more stable since I set it to low vdroop instead of high, but the voltages differ more from what it says in bios to what I see in cpu-z.

Before with High Vdroop I had the vcore offset set to +0.160 now I have to set it to -0.20 instead to get the same vcore in windows, a bit weird if you ask me.
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Ok, so how do I really monitor that? I stress my computer with an ordernary software like video editing / processing which usually uses 100% cpu and see what it goes up to?

I've lowered the voltages a little bit, it seems like it's a bit more stable since I set it to low vdroop instead of high, but the voltages differ more from what it says in bios to what I see in cpu-z.

Before with High Vdroop I had the vcore offset set to +0.160 now I have to set it to -0.20 instead to get the same vcore in windows, a bit weird if you ask me.
Monitor with HWMonitor, Real Temp, and Core Temp.

It's ok, as long as you're getting stable vcore when underload, you're good to go
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Monitor with HWMonitor, Real Temp, and Core Temp.

It's ok, as long as you're getting stable vcore when underload, you're good to go
Alright, I am using CoreTemp at the moment to monitor the temps so far with 3 IBT runs it's only peeked at 71 celcius, so I hope it stays below 75 at least.
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Alright, I am using CoreTemp at the moment to monitor the temps so far with 3 IBT runs it's only peeked at 71 celcius, so I hope it stays below 75 at least.
good work, you should be fine

Just remember, programs like IBT/LinX will always be greater than your 24/7 temps so it's not like you need to read into it too much.

It's more of an indication of what your temps COULD look like under load.
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Yeah I get that, but in Sweden the weather outside differs a LOT from Winter to Summer, now it might be -10c to -20c outside, but when the summer comes it's more likely 25c to 30c outside. So I want to keep the temperatures down.

I know that the tj max is 101c and I've been nowhere near that, but since this is my first OC, I got a little scared when it reached 85c..

thanks for all the help.
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no problem man, hope you enjoy your rig
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20 IBT runs went fine, large FFT didn't:

FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Torture Test completed 49 tests in 1 hours, 52 minutes

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20 IBT runs went fine, large FFT didn't:

FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Torture Test completed 49 tests in 1 hours, 52 minutes

Up the vcore and run again. It looks like you found stable settings all around but you're just not feeding your chip enough vcore.
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I've upped the vcore and lowered the qpi to 1.28 and now prime has been running for 5 hours stable. The vcore is @ 1.304v
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post #70 of 81
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I've upped the vcore and lowered the qpi to 1.28 and now prime has been running for 5 hours stable. The vcore is @ 1.304v
How are your temps?
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