So i've been working with OCing my 3770k and i've currently got 4.6 GHz at 1.275v stable woth core #2 hovering around 72C. Are these okay or should i reseat my waterblock?
Thanks. I am thinking about delidding and I've done a bunch of research on it lately. I just don't know what i'd do if I broke my CPU. I'll reseat my waterblock and reapply TIM and see what I getOriginally Posted by victorzamora
You can try reseating your waterblock to make the temp on Core2 drop. However, I doubt it'll help. This sounds like the classic Ivy Bridge crappy TIM that Intel has made Ivy Bridge so famous for. Have you read about this? If not, here's a quick run down:
Ivy Bridge chips use TIM between the core itself and the heatspreader. Nearly all other chips have been soldered directly to the heatspreader. Intel did a crappy job applying TIM properly between the core and the heatspreader. The only two ways of fixing it are to lower your OC (deal with it) or delidding it. Basically, delidding is when you pull the heatspreader off, apply your own TIM, and then reattach the heatspreader. It's dangerous, but by all accounts it's been well more than worth the effort if you need the power.
Thanks! I'll probably be entering again, but with more caution as to who I'm up against.Originally Posted by sinnedone
Just wanted to say what an awesome looking build this is. I saw it over on the Mod of the month and wanted to stop by.
The colors and the uv lighting really set it off.
I used rust-olium. It chips off pretty easily, but it looks nice with a few coats. There were some dents that I filled in with putty.Originally Posted by HammerinHank
Congrats to you on your nice results!
I have a dead g5 that I've contemplated modding. I'm wondering about a couple things: Paint, (what you elected to use, how you prepped, and how it's holding up), and how long did it take you to do that window? Those panels seem like they'd be nearly impossible to cut through without a water jet. Once again, awesome build, and good luck with MOTM!!