Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Opinion on overclocked PC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Opinion on overclocked PC

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello there,

first of all, I really have no clue about overclocking so please be patient with me.
I don't intent to overclock my PC myself, I'm just looking for an opinion because I'm a bit worried about my overclocked PC.

So here is my Problem:
I bought an overlocked PC with warranty from an internet shop.
After quite some time the PC had some booting issues among some other things, so i sent the damn thing in for repairs.
Now I got it back and the shop said there was no hardware issue to be found but they changed my overclocking settings.
The CPU was hot to begin with, but now it got even hotter.
It now is at around 55°C in idle and peaks at around 85°C, which seems very high...

My PC:
Core 2 Quad Q9300 4x2,5GHz
Abit IP35V
4GB DDR2-1066 Mushkin

The Overclock settings before the "repair" were:
External Clock:425MHz
(Estimated CPU Speed: 3188MHz)
DRam Speed (CPU: Dram) 1:1.00(DDR2-850)
PCI-Express Frequency 100MHz

CPU Core Voltage 1.2925V
DDR2 Voltage 2.10V
CPU VTT Voltage 1.2000V
MCH 1.25V Voltage 1.410V
ICH 1.5V Voltage 1.50V
CPU GTLREF 63.0%


And now it is this:
External Clock:420MHz
(Estimated CPU Speed: 3150MHz)
DRam Speed (CPU: Dram) 1:1.00(DDR2-40)
PCI-Express Frequency 100MHz

CPU Core Voltage 1.4125V
DDR2 Voltage Auto
CPU VTT Voltage 1.2000V
MCH 1.25V Voltage 1.410V
ICH 1.5V Voltage 1.50V
CPU GTLREF 63.0%


So here are my questions:
Isn't the temperature way to high?
The increase of the CPU Core Voltage seems quite extreme, is this ok?
Are the settings in general OK?

I'd like to keep this computer for the next some years so the temperatures are giving me a bit of a headache.
Please tell me, they aren't trying to screw me over with some bad overclocked CPU which will say goodbye to me soon.

I would be very thankful for any assistance.

Best regards
ShizukaKojiro
Edited by ShizukaKojiro - 2/13/11 at 3:40pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
You might be better off defaulting in your bios .
enter BIOS and write on paper all non default oc settings.

set your bios to default and save.
at least it won't burn(overheat) until you get this sorted out

welcome to OCN
user cp /edit sig will help us see your system
post #3 of 11
I strongly suggest that u get an after market heatsink.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe reference gtx 680 Ripjaws(blue)1866, 8-9-8-24-2t 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
c300, 2X WD CAVAIAR BLACK 640GB RAID 0 LG Bluray/Dvd Rewriter 7 Ult Gateway 24" lcd 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lycosa Corsair 750w tx Cooler Master HAF 932 black g9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe reference gtx 680 Ripjaws(blue)1866, 8-9-8-24-2t 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
c300, 2X WD CAVAIAR BLACK 640GB RAID 0 LG Bluray/Dvd Rewriter 7 Ult Gateway 24" lcd 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lycosa Corsair 750w tx Cooler Master HAF 932 black g9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi there,

thanks for the replies.
This is what my pc looks like:
http://img141.imageshack.us/g/pict1126.jpg/
I think that should suffice.

I just noticed there is quite some dust in the cooler...
Should clean that out soon, but that alone shouldn't create such high temperatures...

@M1 Abrams
So can I take that as a comment suggesting, that the temperature is indeed to high?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShizukaKojiro View Post
Hi there,

to high?
yes

again it's easy > user cp /edit sig will help us see your system
post #6 of 11
That's ALOT of VCore for 3.15
More Cores
(20 items)
 
 
SFF: HADRON
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.8Ghz offset ASrock X79 Extreme6/GB EVGA GTX680 FTW with EK waterblock EVGA GTX650 for PhysX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M500 Kuhler 620 Windows 7 x64 52" Samsung LED TV 
CaseAudio
EVGA Hadron Air Denon receiver/ Polk audio 
  hide details  
Reply
More Cores
(20 items)
 
 
SFF: HADRON
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.8Ghz offset ASrock X79 Extreme6/GB EVGA GTX680 FTW with EK waterblock EVGA GTX650 for PhysX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M500 Kuhler 620 Windows 7 x64 52" Samsung LED TV 
CaseAudio
EVGA Hadron Air Denon receiver/ Polk audio 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
That's ALOT of VCore for 3.15
It's a bit up there, thus I'd say as M1 Abrams did, write down the settings in your BIOS that aren't default and then tell the BIOS to go to default. A high VCore can make a lot of heat real quick.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Now the PC is running with the default settings.
Had some problems to start my computer after resetting the bios.
Something about boot device failure...
Needed to boot with a Ubuntu live CD and redo my bootsector.
No clue why but now it works. ^^
In idle I now have 48-51°C and while under load its at around 65°C.
Still seems a bit much for that monster of a cooler.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
I was unable to locate IP35V user manual .pdf for BIOS info.
When you defaulted BIOS it switched to auto all settings previous manually set.
Sometimes the switch from fast speed to default speed bios gets corrupted, but survives.
Did you memorialize(note them) oc settings before you defaulted?
You can reset it to these in future if you decide.

Now that you are on default two things can manually be set for stability.
cpu & memory
Memory>
your mushkin ram has a factory spec voltage.
google your ram model # and go to bios and enter that voltage/save
probably 2.1v but look anyway.
cpu>
What is your vcore under load on auto?
find it here, with this cpu z >
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
When you find it , manually enter that amount /save in bios.
This way you are using bios auto as a guide to stable vcore @ default cpu clock.

what "load" are you using?
what temp are you taking? cores ?
programs used to monitor & load ?
TJMAX for your cpu is 95C so, @ 85c you were close but, everyday use doesnt draw that much power or get that hot..
Setting vcore & ram voltage manually will benefit.

Your temps are proportioal to fan CFM.
Get a cpu fan with speed approaching 1800rpm(estimate)
1800 rpm is loud but cooler than a 700 RPM (est) fan in same application.
dont know what rpm yours have.

If you prefer quiet, temps will be higher.
If you arent bothered by noise, by all means get some gutsy fans.
Edited by M1 Abrams - 2/13/11 at 10:47pm
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm using LinX to put pressure on the CPU.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=201670

To measure the CPU Temperature I'm using Core Temp.
Speedfan tells me, that the CPU Fan is running at around 1260rpm in idle.

In Idle the VCore is at 1.128V
And the Temperature of the hottest core is around 53°C


Under load the VCore is at 1.16V
The Fan speed didn't increase at all. O.o
The Temperature of all Cores went up to around 67°C.

This is what I fount for my Ram:
http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Blackline/996599.aspx
So I should use that Voltage for em?
Edited by ShizukaKojiro - 2/14/11 at 2:21am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 Abit IP35V 9800GTX ddr2-1066 4GB 
Power
bequite 700W 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Opinion on overclocked PC