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I've over clocked to about 4.02 GHz with a VCore of 1.37 on my Noctua D14. But at full load my highest core temp sits at right around 85c. Is it running too hot and does anyone have any ideas how I could improve this.
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Depends... do you ever use it at full load?

I know on my server, full load on the i7 was reaching 79c. But since I only ever use 25% (45% max from what I've seen), temps have stayed reasonable and I am not at all worried about it.
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Nah dawg, load temps look fine.

How many fans you have?

Try lowering the vcore if you can.
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Cant lower the VCore from where it is at atm. And I'm looking into maybe getting into some folding so I'm not too sure how much thats gonna tax my system. Currently I'm running the 2 stock D14 fans and the 4 stock case fans.
Edited by spike6792 - 2/11/11 at 1:32pm
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If you're going to fold at full load, then you should probably reduce your OC a bit or figure out a better cooling solution. I wouldn't trust it at 85c for a long period of time.
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Thanks for the info. Been folding at about 50% load an my temps never go over 51c so I'm not really that worried about it.
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