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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Spent the afternoon on this site and a few others teaching myself to overclock and I thought I would] post my results.

I read here that up to 3.8GHz was possible on stock cooling. I tried 3.6ghz and when I tried a test render in 3DS Max the temperatures spiked to 100.

After some trial and error I have it set to 3.3ghz with the Vcore at 1.2V. The highest temperature during rendering was 79 degrees, compared to 78 degrees stock.

As you can see in the attached images the temperature peaked at 89 during a LinX test @ 3.35GHz and 80 degrees @ 2.66.

From what I've read it looks like I need to upgrade my cooling and I'm thinking of going with a Noctua NH-D14.

Am I on the right track? What should my next step be?

post #2 of 7
The d14 is good, but there is better out there if you want good cooling.

If you aren't sure about it and just want to stick your toes into performance cooling you could pick up a second hand h70, which performs the same as the d14, or go with a cheap cooler from newegg.
Something like this just to get a taste of aftermarket cooling.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

if you want to go straight for the best pick up an XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 or RS360 kit and water cool the chip.
RS240
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
RS360
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Hot_Item.html
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I did an 8 hour Prime 95 Blend test @ 3.35 1.2v with no errors. The max core temp was 87.

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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
The d14 is good, but there is better out there if you want good cooling.

If you aren't sure about it and just want to stick your toes into performance cooling you could pick up a second hand h70, which performs the same as the d14, or go with a cheap cooler from newegg.
Something like this just to get a taste of aftermarket cooling.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

if you want to go straight for the best pick up an XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 or RS360 kit and water cool the chip.
RS240
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._Hot_Item.html
RS360
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Hot_Item.html
Would the RS240 or 360 even fit in a CM Storm Scout case though? They look enormous.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by ApexScalpel View Post
I did an 8 hour Prime 95 Blend test @ 3.35 1.2v with no errors. The max core temp was 87.



Would the RS240 or 360 even fit in a CM Storm Scout case though? They look enormous.
I don't know if they fit, but I do know there are people that have made them fit.

I am asking for you on the rasa thread.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I actually found that thread. This forum is great, there is a thread on EVERYTHING! There is really no need to ask any questions lol
post #6 of 7
Well if you want to go with water cooling just check out the water cooling section and you will learn everything you need.
Your best bet is the rasa kits to start with.

If you need any help with water cooling incase you decide on that, just PM me.
post #7 of 7
oh here is a guy with the RS240 kit in his storm scout

the rs240 rad is in the front of the case.

http://www.overclock.net/11528353-post176.html
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