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Hey guys, I've been running 4.0 for a while now max temps on that was about 67~69.
right now I m trying to get to 4.2to squeeze some life out my chip while going there my temps skyrocket to 85~86c. I know my loop is adequate enough to tame my temps but these temps are really holding be back. My loop consists of
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post #2 of 23
nothing seems out of the ordinary to me, required voltages and temps skyrocket past 4.0 ghz
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Yeah I know, but that much?
Seems crazy, but my loop should have no problem though.
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post #4 of 23
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Yeah I know, but that much?
Seems crazy, but my loop should have no problem though.
Something is wrong with your loop then. i had an i7 clocked at 4.21 on air and didnt hit 85C. Check pump for flow, then last resort is to pull out your blocks and check for buildup
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post #5 of 23
what voltages are you using? that has a huge effect on temp.
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I will do that, I am wondering though maybe my CPU block isn't up to snuff.
I am hoping it's just build up in the blocks. Crosses fingers!
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post #7 of 23
High temps are the same thing that's holding me back. 4ghz I get between 63-68c 1.29v
When I set 4.2ghz I must turn up the voltage to 1.34v and my load temps hit between 70-78c.
Like you I know my loop is adequate enough to handle it. I've tried reseating several times and to no avail to lower temps. Then again my ambient room temps are around 26-29c.
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High temps are the same thing that's holding me back. 4ghz I get between 63-68c 1.29v
When I set 4.2ghz I must turn up the voltage to 1.34v and my load temps hit between 70-78c.
Like you I know my loop is adequate enough to handle it. I've tried reseating several times and to no avail to lower temps. Then again my ambient room temps are around 26-29c.
Dang that's hot around 80f if im not mistaken.

To the OP I have a 930 @ 4.2 and my tepms are mid 60's high 60's when I OC my 5970 to play games. Something seems off with your loop. I am only running on a RX 360 and AP-15s. Ambients are 23-24c. Might want to look at your TIM and block seating or gunking in the blocks.
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post #9 of 23
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Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Well first I gotta buy more Tim, and what they sell here is as5, I am using a free samPle of the 24karat stuff.
What would be he best to clean my looP without taking it apart, I know it's not advisable but unadvisable but until I get more Tim.
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post #10 of 23
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Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Well first I gotta buy more Tim, and what they sell here is as5, I am using a free samPle of the 24karat stuff.
What would be he best to clean my looP without taking it apart, I know it's not advisable but unadvisable but until I get more Tim.
1.)Keep in mind AS5 has a 200hr+ curing time took almost 5 days (running 24/7) for me to see my temp drop due to cure (i run 24/7).

2.) There is nothing to my knowledge that you can use to clean a loop with, without draining/disassembling everything. To clean blocks you have to undo all the screws and remove top from bottom.
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