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post #71 of 82
Didnt you get max temps of like 76 the other day on 3.6ghz?
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post #72 of 82
op before you start to mess with your bios settings any further blindfolded, just go check out some videoclips on youtube. type in i7 950 overclocking bios or something and you will see plenty of exmples and you will get better ideas...
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Got the 100% load temp down to 90 at 3.66ghz
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post #74 of 82
3.66ghz is weak!
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Lol say what you will bra but it's as high as I plan to go with stock cooling.
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post #76 of 82
90C is hot. The chip will go into thermal protect and throttle down when you get close to 100C. People usually back down their OCs to 85C max under Linpack(LinX/IBT) load.

The best bang for your buck heatsink is the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+, can find them on sale for around $15. Will help your temps a lot vs the stock Intel cooler.
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post #77 of 82
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Hmm thanks, I think I'll reduce to 6.50 to get under that 80-85 mark. And I was looking at this Zalman heatsink http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118046
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post #78 of 82
The Zalman is alright, definitely better than stock. CM 212+ is surprisingly near the high end in performance for crazy cheap. If you're in for 50bucks there are better options for not too much more, the little WC in a box kits like Corsair H50/H70 will match the top air coolers, Noctua NH-D14/Thermalright Silver Arrow/Prolimatech Megahalems are all in the top tier of air coolers.
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post #79 of 82
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Will look into those as well. I was looking at the coolermaster on egg and was impressed with he seeming quality and price. I think I could also get a blue 120mm fan to mount on it to match the rest of the blue led fans in my case (5 others).
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post #80 of 82
I got the corsair h70, and now I hit 4.2ghz with 75degrees, vs 4ghz @ 105celcius
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