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September 19, 2010, 11:28 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
My System Specs
The weather is cooling off and I have resumed overclocking my computer (in sig). I am currently running at 4.4Ghz (Stable so far
). At the moment I am pumping 1.3V into the core. I went high power after hitting 4.0 on stock volts. I did not 'step it up' so I am hopeful there will be room to drop my V-Core.
I ask the age old question - HOW HOT IS TOO HOT?
For extended stability testing? (Hours of Orthos)
For a moments 'peak' temp?
My idle is low to high 40's right now. It seems to go up and down. I have seen her peak @ 71c under OCCT thermal testing which concerns me. I have an Ultra 120 cooler which I need to rotate 90 degree's to take advantage of the large fan on the top of my case (Antec 900 - 200mm). Also I have had suspicions in the past that re-applying thermal compound may be beneficial. I hope to do this in a day or two (I have to unload a moving truck to get my IC7).
Looks like I may be upgrading my case fans sooner than I thought. I am thinking some new Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120M fans and a nice dial type fan controller.
My System Specs
Gigabyte ASSASSIN2 (NIB from HWC Forum)
Mushkin 4X4GB 2400MHz ~ ##-##-##-## @ ####MHz ($150 EBay)
Gigabyte 6870 Windforce
OCZ Vertex 4 - 120GB (My first SSD. WOOOOOO!) 3TB WD Red 2 x 4TB Seagate (Hopefully with more to come)
Antec TPQ 1200W OC Edition ($130 NCIX Clearence)
Antec 900 w/ Scythe fan controller & 4 Noctua NFP12's
Audigy 4 Pro, Yamaha HTR, Sennheiser HD25-1II Adidas cans
2 X 27" Samsung (2 ms response)
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
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