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Is your ambient temp the same? Did you check to make sure you had a stable overclock with less voltage? Obviously less voltage can help push your temps down, but you probably want to make sure your system is stable first.
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Less voltage equals less heat. Lower BCLK also equals less heat.

Regarding your graphic card temps, the high pitched whine could just be the way your GPU fans sound at high RPM. Also download and install MSI Afterburner, set it to run on startup and setup a custom fan profile to help reduce your GPU temps. I have mine set to run my GPU fans at 40% at 40C and a straight line response to 100% when the GPU temp hits 75C. See page 19 of the user manual.
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm
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Ok sorry for the delayed response, I tried the Zalman 9700nt on my 950 and it yielded worse results than the h212+ so I swapped them back. I was surprised by these results figured a 60$ cooler would outperform a 30$ cm cooler :/ I think it may have something to do with the clip kit that makes it useable for 1366. I'm not sure as of now whether to go with a new cooler or just except the ones im getting now. I have yet to exceed 56c even running p95 and I'm starting to think these are just normal temps for the i7 line. I would just like to keep idle below 30c load below 50c at all times if possible.

My next question... anyone have any input for me as far as multiplier vs bclk? Is higher multi - lower bclk better than lower multi with higher bclk. is one safer than the other or does one yield better temps or performance... I apoligize for all the questions I am still learning
Thanks in advance,
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The lower your BCLK the less heat the CPU produces, so for heat considerations a lower BCLK with a higher CPU muliplier equals better performance.

All CPU's and motherboards are different even if they are the same model and revision.

A 4.2GHz OC that someone can get with a low BCLK and a high CPU multi someone else may have to use a higher BCLK and a lower CPU multi to achieve. You will just need to try different settings until you find the combination that works best for you.
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