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Those temps are normal for the stock heatsink.

You might not need as much as 1.4v, but you said that 3.2GHz failed at 1.3v. You should just wait for your new heatsink to arrive before pushing it any further. You can still optimize all the voltages for your current 3.0GHz so you have a good baseline to work from once you push to 3.2.
Alright, i got the cooler and man but i have to say, pushpins are RIDICULOUSLY ANNOYING.

But yeah, i installed it and idle temps @ 3.2 1.3v (1.296) are about 37-43c...

Prime95 after about 15 minutes so far is at 68-72c across all 4 cores

So is this good? Or bad :S

Also i guess i lied about prime crashing at 1.3v, i didn't have load line calibration enabled (or it was set to auto or something)
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Alright, i got the cooler and man but i have to say, pushpins are RIDICULOUSLY ANNOYING.

But yeah, i installed it and idle temps @ 3.2 1.3v (1.296) are about 37-43c...

Prime95 after about 15 minutes so far is at 68-72c across all 4 cores

So is this good? Or bad :S

Also i guess i lied about prime crashing at 1.3v, i didn't have load line calibration enabled (or it was set to auto or something)
Yeah lol, pushpins are evil. Assuming your TJMax is set to 100C, 68-72C is perfectly fine as long as it's stable. You should test with Intel Burn Test, as that usually takes much less time to determine stability. 2 hours on max stress level is usually enough, whereas I've had instability after 10 hours of Prime95 small FFTs before...
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Yeah lol, pushpins are evil. Assuming your TJMax is set to 100C, 68-72C is perfectly fine as long as it's stable. You should test with Intel Burn Test, as that usually takes much less time to determine stability. 2 hours on max stress level is usually enough, whereas I've had instability after 10 hours of Prime95 small FFTs before...
Alrighty, ive kind of run into a problem again. I'm at 1.36v @ 3.3ghz and ibt fails/bsods me after the 6/7th run (temps get into high 70s) yet i can run prime95 (small ffts) (temps get to 70-73)

I'm pretty sure it's because of my POS ram (last time i did memtest, it failed at it's rated speeds), should i just back off to 3.2 for now?
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Alrighty, ive kind of run into a problem again. I'm at 1.36v @ 3.3ghz and ibt fails/bsods me after the 6/7th run (temps get into high 70s) yet i can run prime95 (small ffts) (temps get to 70-73)

I'm pretty sure it's because of my POS ram (last time i did memtest, it failed at it's rated speeds), should i just back off to 3.2 for now?
It appears that you just need more CPU vcore to hit 3.3... but given that your temps are already in the high 70's, I would just settle for 3.2 and optimize the voltages as much as you can.

Also, IBT is much quicker than Prime95 small ffts for CPU stability testing. 2 hours is enough 99% of the time. But you should still use Prime95 Blend for ~8 hours to test your RAM.
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It appears that you just need more CPU vcore to hit 3.3... but given that your temps are already in the high 70's, I would just settle for 3.2 and optimize the voltages as much as you can.

Also, IBT is much quicker than Prime95 small ffts for CPU stability testing. 2 hours is enough 99% of the time. But you should still use Prime95 Blend for ~8 hours to test your RAM.
I went up to 1.45 and even then, prime95 bsod's within 10 minutes. Although, i can still game at 3.4 and no bsod....(by gaming i mean running crysis warhead benchmarks) and no core exceeds 58c...

And i fear ibt/linx lol. The distance to tjmax gets extremely low and the temps with tjmax at 100) are in the 80s... every time i hit start, i seriously expect my pc to explode, haha

Also, im noticing that my 260 is starting to bottleneck me at 3.2ghz and upwards...in the crysis warhead benchmark (with all enthusiast 0aa/af) it stays at 35fps, but overclocking the card gets me to about 41fps average...
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I went up to 1.45 and even then, prime95 bsod's within 10 minutes. Although, i can still game at 3.4 and no bsod....(by gaming i mean running crysis warhead benchmarks) and no core exceeds 58c...

And i fear ibt/linx lol. The distance to tjmax gets extremely low and the temps with tjmax at 100) are in the 80s... every time i hit start, i seriously expect my pc to explode, haha

Also, im noticing that my 260 is starting to bottleneck me at 3.2ghz and upwards...in the crysis warhead benchmark (with all enthusiast 0aa/af) it stays at 35fps, but overclocking the card gets me to about 41fps average...
ALso, is it normal for LLC to be increasing the voltage? I have 1.45v in the bios and with llc enabled, cpu-z is telling me im getting 1.47v??

Whoa, the text for distance to tjmax actually changed color O.O (to yellow (17c))
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Alright, i got the cooler and man but i have to say, pushpins are RIDICULOUSLY ANNOYING.
Ya part of the reason the HSF I recommended are so good is because they are backplate mounted. I would never trust push pins on a heat sync as big as the tx3 or really any third party HSF.

Even the Dark Knight would have been better and more stable.

However, if it works it works. I just got my q6600 go to 405x8 (3.240ghz) @1.3000 v core. It runs stable and I am perfectly happy with it.
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ALso, is it normal for LLC to be increasing the voltage? I have 1.45v in the bios and with llc enabled, cpu-z is telling me im getting 1.47v??

Whoa, the text for distance to tjmax actually changed color O.O (to yellow (17c))
Yeah LLC will sometimes raise your vcore slightly above what you set in your BIOS.

And Crysis is a very very GPU-dependent game. I noticed 0 fps difference going from my Q6600 at 3.4 to my i7 970 at 4.2. Your chip at 3.2 shouldn't give your GTX260 any problems at all.
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Yeah LLC will sometimes raise your vcore slightly above what you set in your BIOS.

And Crysis is a very very GPU-dependent game. I noticed 0 fps difference going from my Q6600 at 3.4 to my i7 970 at 4.2. Your chip at 3.2 shouldn't give your GTX260 any problems at all.
So in a game that is more cpu dependant, what does 200~300mhz translate to in game fps? Or real world usability?

Is there some kind of chart showing the difference between 100mhz ocs? If such a thing existed, i'd be one happy guy
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So in a game that is more cpu dependant, what does 200~300mhz translate to in game fps? Or real world usability?
To be honest, 200-300 more MHz on a 3.2GHz Q6600 isn't going to make any noticeable difference in day to day activities or gaming. You might notice a small improvement in video encoding, folding, etc. but nothing really substantial.
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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 HP ZR30w ABS M1 Seasonic X-650 
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Lian Li V2120X Razer Diamondback 3G Steelseries 4D M-Audio BX5a Deluxe 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Samson SR850 VSonic GR07 MDPC-X sleeving 
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Core i5 2550K @ 4.2GHz w/ 1.256v Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Visiontek Radeon HD4870 512MB 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V 
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Samsung 830 128GB WD5000BEKT Lite-On DC-8A4SH Slot-loading DVD Burner Corsair H60 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 OEM HP keyboard Seasonic X-750 Silverstone TJ08-E 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech LX3 Ratpadz GS Audioengine 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i3 530 @ 3.813GHz w/ 1.176v Asus P7H55D-M EVO Sapphire HD 5670 512MB @ 815/1025 2 x 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master GeminII S Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell S2009W Saitek Eclipse OCZ ModXStream 500W Lian Li V351R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Diamondback Ratpadz GS Dell AY410 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 970 @ 4.225GHz w/ 1.344v, HT On Gigabyte X58A-OC 2 x HD 6950 2GB CrossfireX (Unlocked Shaders) 3 x 4GB Samsung MV-3V4G3/US @ 2028 9-10-10-25 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2 x WD6400AAKS in RAID 0 WD300GLSA16100 short-stroked to 48.8GB Prolimatech Megahalems 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 HP ZR30w ABS M1 Seasonic X-650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li V2120X Razer Diamondback 3G Steelseries 4D M-Audio BX5a Deluxe 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Samson SR850 VSonic GR07 MDPC-X sleeving 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2550K @ 4.2GHz w/ 1.256v Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Visiontek Radeon HD4870 512MB 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD5000BEKT Lite-On DC-8A4SH Slot-loading DVD Burner Corsair H60 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 OEM HP keyboard Seasonic X-750 Silverstone TJ08-E 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech LX3 Ratpadz GS Audioengine 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i3 530 @ 3.813GHz w/ 1.176v Asus P7H55D-M EVO Sapphire HD 5670 512MB @ 815/1025 2 x 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner Cooler Master GeminII S Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell S2009W Saitek Eclipse OCZ ModXStream 500W Lian Li V351R 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Diamondback Ratpadz GS Dell AY410 
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