Originally Posted by mardon
Running the stock compound. I was getting much lower temps earlier in the day the radiator in my room was blazing out hot air not far from the PC. Also my VCCIO was too high which creates more heat. Lowering that should bring me back down. Usually in the high 50's low 60's when stress testing.
I have my ramp temp at 35C and Max at 55 I think. Will have to check though.
Thinking once I have the overclock stable of lapping the CPU and the 920 as well as adding new thermal compound. But is the 2/4C drop worth loosing the chip warrenty??
I've not lapped anything. The stock compound is not bad at all, but once you pull it off you'll have to reapply something, might as well use the best you can get.
The way I approached the fan speed graph was to play with the settings until I found an RPM where I just start to hear the fans - about 1600rpm for my setup. Then I tweak the max number in the control panel until, at 100% load (I prefer real-world tests of things I actually do, like Folding@Home), the fan RPM settles near that speed. Then I check my temps and evaluate if the numbers are to my liking. In my config, that results in 59/60C, 35C water temp at 26C ambient. I like it very much. Remember that the numbers that ChillControl is giving you in the fan ramp control are for the water temp, not CPU temp.
When gaming, the GPU puts off some heat and the fans pick up the pace a little, but the GPU makes far more noise and I don't notice the Kuhler at all.