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though i dont really need the overclock at the moment, just couldnt help but wonder how far my 950 would go with the thermaltake frio.

tried 3.68ghz at those settings:
blck 160
multiplier x23
c1e disabled
tm disabled
ht enabled

1.2 vcore (showing 1.21 in cpuz during ibt)
1.35 qpi (dont know if its too high?)
1.59 dram (dont see i need to go any higher)
1.82 pll (i heard intel claim 1.8-1.88 is considered risk free)

anyways, did some ibt runs, seemed stable at above settings, would do more runs but takes forever (maybe later on), so stopped at 5 runs. set stress level to maximum and 8 threads. temps currently at idle is about 41-44'c (varies from core to core) with ambient temps about 20-25'c. during ibt temps went as high as 79'C on core 0, core 1, 2 and 3 was about 72/73ish.

are those temps ok? at 3.68 ghz seems a bit hot to be honest...or not? anything i can do to improve the temps? thanks in advance
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Shouldnt get to that temps considering the low voltage and low clock speed. My Hyper 212+ (budget cooler, worse than Frio) hits 79C at 3.8 1.27V, so what I'd suggest is a remount

EDIT: lower the QPI volt, keep it closer to the vcore
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Shouldnt get to that temps considering the low voltage and low clock speed. My Hyper 212+ (budget cooler, worse than Frio) hits 79C at 3.8 1.27V, so what I'd suggest is a remount

EDIT: lower the QPI volt, keep it closer to the vcore
well, im not exactly sure what im doing wrong to be honest...i've re-seated the frio a dozen of times now, and the temps dont vary much to be honest, idles at 40'c ish... im using mx3, suppose to be good as well, maybe im applying it wrong? but then again i have been keeping a fairly thin layer of thermal paste...

alright, i'll try lower the qpi closer to my vcore. does lowering qpi help keeping the temps down by much?
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erick did you apply the thermal compound on the Heat sink a little bit thick so u can only see the thermal compound color not the shiny metal under it or can you still see the metal under the compound if u do, add a bit more of thermal compound to the heat sink till all u can see the is the color of the thermal compound spreaded around the parts u need and also put a bit of thermal compound on the middle of the chip. the way im explaining it is the way i did it, my temps dropped by 8-10 Celsius with my hyper 212 plus
    
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How is the airflow to your case? And what are your ambient temps

I just googled the case you have and I can't actually see any intake fans on it at first glance...

The frio wont be able to effectively cool if you don't have fresh air running through your system.

My work PC with the hyper 212+ suffers this issue.

It may be as easy as repositioning the case to say near a window or not obstructing an intake perhaps.


Otherwise a reseat could be in order. May want to take some pics of how you have applied the TIM, would prob be easier than trying to describe it...


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erick did you apply the thermal compound on the Heat sink a little bit thick so u can only see the thermal compound color not the shiny metal under it or can you still see the metal under the compound if u do, add a bit more of thermal compound to the heat sink till all u can see the is the color of the thermal compound spreaded around the parts u need and also put a bit of thermal compound on the middle of the chip. the way im explaining it is the way i did it, my temps dropped by 8-10 Celsius with my hyper 212 plus
well i put a pea sized blob on the middle of my cpu, and just spread it with the cooler, by pressure and swirling around. some people spread it with a credit card, some cover their fingertip with a plastic bag and do it by hand...i tried all of it, but the mx3 im using is really hard to spread so i found using the cooler to spread it is the best way to be honest, any other tips on techniques?

when the paste is applied, i cant really see the metal plate on the cooler. i will re-apply the thermal paste again later today, its such a pain in the axxx to do it 'coz my stupid motherboard cutout is too small, so basically i have to take out the whole motherboard if i want to take the cooler off...
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How is the airflow to your case? And what are your ambient temps

I just googled the case you have and I can't actually see any intake fans on it at first glance...

The frio wont be able to effectively cool if you don't have fresh air running through your system.

My work PC with the hyper 212+ suffers this issue.

It may be as easy as repositioning the case to say near a window or not obstructing an intake perhaps.


Otherwise a reseat could be in order. May want to take some pics of how you have applied the TIM, would prob be easier than trying to describe it...


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the airflow in my case is fairly ok i'd say, the intake fans are at the bottom of the case, 3 180mm intake fans to be exact, they should be drawing the coolest air in my room off the floor. though only one exhaust fan at the top of the case near the cpu area, but provides decent airflow at where the cpu is positioned in the case.

the ambient is about 25'c.

ok, i will reseat my cooler a bit later, and take some pics so you guys will be able to see if im doing something wrong with the application.
post #8 of 19
Some cpu's run hotter than others, and testing for heat with IBT at Maximum is overkill..
Use Prime small fft's, see what your load temps are then. Unless your folding there isnt any program that will stress the cpu that much anyway...

I use a pea size blob as well, and reseating over and over isnt going to change it. If your keep getting the same temp its fine...

Try taking your side panel off and see if temps drop, if they do then chances are you motherboard & ram are creating enough heat to negate any intake fans....

I was hitting 75c at 3.8 with a lapped TRUE on my 950....
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Some cpu's run hotter than others, and testing for heat with IBT at Maximum is overkill..
Use Prime small fft's, see what your load temps are then. Unless your folding there isnt any program that will stress the cpu that much anyway...

I use a pea size blob as well, and reseating over and over isnt going to change it. If your keep getting the same temp its fine...

Try taking your side panel off and see if temps drop, if they do then chances are you motherboard & ram are creating enough heat to negate any intake fans....

I was hitting 75c at 3.8 with a lapped TRUE on my 950....
just reseated the cooler again, temps went down 1 or 2 degrees at both idle and ibt, oh well...i think im gonna give reseating a STOP now, doesnt make any difference

i took the side panel off, and no real difference to be honest, i've seen +1'c since i've put the side panel back on about 20mins ago...

i'll run prime over night today, and see what temps i get. whats a good temp for my current overclock on p95 small fft test?
post #10 of 19
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ok, heres when i applied the mx3, i pea sized blob on the centre of cpu, sat cooler on it and spread the tim as evenly as possible by pressure and swirling around. then i pulled it apart to check how well the tim had spread, and it looked like this...no idea if its good or bad though, any suggestions?

oh, and i also tried to use a credit card as well, but ended up having all the mx3 on the credit card in the end...

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