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Have had this system a few months now and decided to OC the other day. I have done some OC in the past but mostly with P3 and P4 (lol) CPU's. I am pretty happy with my OC so far but wondering if its right and if higher would be better.... But my temps had me thinking i might get this box to last a few more months keeping it as is.

CPU: 164bclk * 22x = 3.6GHz
CPU = 1.2v HT, Turbo, C1E, Speedstep = ON
Dram = 1.64v @ DDR3 1644MHz
QPI/DRAM = 1.2v
9-9-9-24-88-2T Timings

This has been Prime Blend test stable and Has ran all games and Futuremark fine. Pulled a P15281. Feel like that will improve when i get to the graphics cards but wanted to get the other stuff nailed down first.

Does that seem like a good score for the hardware or am i missing something?

Idle temps around 42-45 with Prime temps up around 75 @ 100% for an hour. About 5-7 higher than stock speeds.

Very new to i7 and that just seems so damn hot to me even stock speed for a water cooled CPU. Reseated, same temps but read somewhere about sandpaper helping by like 5-10c. Any truth to that? Heat is the main reason i am weary of 4.0.....

Any advice would be great! This is only my 3rd OC rig and the other 2 were very old!

Great Site BTW. Cant wait to keep looking around.
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post #2 of 21
For 1.2v it seems like your temps are a little high. However depending on your chip you may be able to overclock further with the same voltage.
I can run this chip I have @ 4.0 with HT off @ 1.2v.

Now on the question of using sandpaper, or lapping you CPU. It usually does help with temps but not as much as you would think. 5c better is a remote possibility unless your heatsink is pretty uneven to start with.

Was that bigwater cooler designed for the 1336 socket or was it designed for an older socket? The 1336 chips do run pretty hot when overclocked so that could be holding you back as well.

Hope I helped.
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You're at 75C under water??
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yup

Think i should get some new paste and try again? Was using Thermaltake stuff.

Here screenie from a couple mins ago.
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post #5 of 21
I think that the chip is just too hot for the cooling you have. I would upgrade that if you want to overclock. The paste may help but only by a few degrees at the very most. You need about 10+c less to be comfortable overclocking to 4.0.
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Originally Posted by Shiftace3D View Post
yup

Think i should get some new paste and try again? Was using Thermaltake stuff.

Here screenie from a couple mins ago.
Your temps should be MUCH lower. My 950 is clocked higher than your 930 at higher voltages-and I peak at only ~60C.

You will not see anyone recommend Thermaltake WCing gear around here or elsewhere...their blocks stink and their pumps tend to die very quickly.
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That is WAY too hot for your clockspeed and voltage. Definitely try a reseat. You should get those temps sorted out before you try to go any further.
     
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post #8 of 21
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@ mach

Good call yes its an older cooler with 2 120mm push fans mounted to radiator on front of case. For an older Core2 socket but a new waterblock for 1336. Used all 3/8' Tube. Nothing else in the loop....


I first tried the OC with around 1.25 and found the heat to be much higher and have been turning it down to get the heat down. Working but i dont really want to go lower than 1.2 in bios. 100% load you can see i drop to 114. LLC makes it hotter as well(plus i dont like it for Intel chips)
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post #9 of 21
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So ok Whats a good cooler? can i keep my radiator or toss the whole bit? I sorta like how it fits in the Armor case but willing to change it.

Thanks for the replies you guys have been very helpful

I would be very happy to see a 4.0 clock around 60-65c loaded.

Wondering if the coolant could be bad? Never changed it in 4 years.
Edited by Shiftace3D - 4/13/11 at 9:30pm
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post #10 of 21
first question is: do you want to stick with watercooling?
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