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The goal is 4Ghz stable sounds do able right? Well here's the twist I'm using the stock hsf. I would have abandoned all hope if I hadn't shorted out the thermistor on the fan. Now the thing spins up to 6k no problem.
Which cools at the low cost of ear pain.
As I type this here's my cpuZ. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1648534
It's booted up but I have doubt that it will crash within the first 10 seconds of testing.
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Would def. try to get an aftermarket cooler. Most likely not going to be able to get it up to 4Ghz with the stock.
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Your probably right, but it'll be fun to try.
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Lol. Have you overclocked at all with it? If so what have you gotten it up to? I have never overclocked on a stock hsf, as it is mostly worthless for anything over the stock voltage.
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What ver. of windows are you using X64 or X32? And how did it go? I have a 955 too and buying a NH-D14 for cooling later today. What temps did you get?
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It won't. The stock heatsink with Denebs sounds like a jet engine and cools like a warm wind in July. Not really but the stock hsf won't handle the heat output @ 4.0ghz
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post #7 of 18
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Alright so far temps have been the least of my worries as I'm crashing within 10 seconds of P95. Though it is getting better last run I made it to 15 seconds and it actually BSODed instead of just crashing.
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post #8 of 18
I am pretty sure it will clock and you will boot/post/bench on the stock hsf, but I wouldnt run it at load for any length of time with just that as your cooling solution, and gaming may be problematic and crash-tastic. On the stock HSF on a 965 I found 3.7~3.8 to be raggity edge. Cable management and airflow will play a roll in this as well... once you get into the mid 50c the little brick is going to heat soak and the heat pipes are going to reduce in functional power/stop working once the heat soaks those as well...
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Originally Posted by W_Tillmans View Post
Lol. Have you overclocked at all with it? If so what have you gotten it up to? I have never overclocked on a stock hsf, as it is mostly worthless for anything over the stock voltage.
From experience, the stock HSF isn't too bad. The heat pipes and block are actually pretty solid They are not however, designed with overclocking in mind, so be wary of your temperatures.

From experience, I have taken a 955 C2 to 3.6 without any increase in voltage. a C3 may fare better. I've been out of the AMD loop too long. So if temperatures get higher than 62-65C, then its time to stop. It really depends on how nicely your chip overclocks. Some C3s can get to 4.0 stable at 1.4V or lower.

Also, if you think the AMD HSF is bad, you should look at Intel's!
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4GHz on stock FTW!
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