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Hi everyone! This is my first big OC I have been playing with it for the last 2 days but today I really hit it hard. I have been using a ton of guides as well as youtube and the help of some friends I have met here on the forums!

Wanted to see what you guys think of my reads so far. Prime has been running for awhile now and everything looks good but I will continue to let it run. From what I gathered off the interwebs I think everything is running safely? lol

USING AIDA64
CPU CLOCK @ 4188.5 - 4189.0

Temps: (Prime Running)
CPU - 57.C-58.C
core1 - 75.c
core2 - 75.c
core3 - 71.c
core4 - 71.c

Voltages -
CPU Core - 1.364

Mem 9-9-9-24
mem bus - 797.8 mhz

It has been running on prime for about 2 hours now and passing everything I know that isn't long enough to gauge but does that seem ok on temp and Volt?

*Update*
Was running prime again and out of knowhere my pc just restarted itself. No bsods or anything. Then it brought me to the windows was shut down wrong screen. I am back in windows and running prime again. But what could have cause the random restart my pc decided to do?
Edited by jamesschmidt82 - 2/17/11 at 4:50pm
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post #2 of 35
75C is fine at full load. 4.2GHz @1.36v is pretty good, every chip is different.

Try Linpack(LinX or IBT) using All/Maximum memory for 20-50 passes, you'll probably get higher temps but it will tell you if you're stable faster than Prime will.
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Awesome I will look into that right now! thanks again djk11 I seem to always be posting where you happen to be browsing! lol thanks!!!
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post #4 of 35
Voltage is fine. 950's seem to require more voltage to hit higher clocks. And the temperatures are ok. Not great but certainly ok. Unless you start pushing beyond 75C, it seems like you my friend have a stable overclock. Congrats.

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with stock coolers dont the 950's run @ like 80C full load? Yea I figured my temps werent that good. Damn this case I just couldn't resist the sexyness of it though lol oh and some of the temps pushed a bit over 75C

core1 - 77
core2- 76
core3 - 73
core4 - 73

I will have to figure my cooling out a bit more before summer gets here. Its cooler in here than it usually is @ this time of year.
Edited by jamesschmidt82 - 2/17/11 at 12:48am
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That case is phenomenal. For watercooling lol. For air it's still a solid choice, just may need some higher CFM fans.
    
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post #7 of 35
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That case is phenomenal. For watercooling lol. For air it's still a solid choice, just may need some higher CFM fans.
Yea I am trying to save right now for a water setup. Well I lie.. Next upgrade will be another 570. Then I would like to start working on water. I have been looking at some nice kits but everything I like by time its all said and done is to costly for me lol.

I did upgrade the fans and added a controler to. I am using a sunbeam 6fan controller and have 4 Scythe GT (ap15's) and 2 Noise blocker pk'3's in it. Everything is cranked and its suprisingly quiet just the sound of air moving.
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Well I am all primed up! every test passed over the last 16ish hours I have been letting it run! Thanks again for the tips some of you passed along now onto GPU oc =)
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Nice! Congrats on the OC! Those temps are pretty decent for an h-70. What's the ambient temp?
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Nice! Congrats on the OC! Those temps are pretty decent for an h-70. What's the ambient temp?
Thanks!! It is about 68F in here right now. This summer its always about 78F in here though so I am going to have to figure something out by then lol.
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