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Old March 19, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by freeloader1969 View Post
I haven't seen that many people reach 2600mhz stable on the NB, without having exotic cooling. You are most likely hitting a thermal wall.

Do you have a power usage meter? My system will pull over 400 watts from the wall with all eight cores loaded at 4.7Ghz (1.475 vcore) and my temperatures reach 65 deg. C. with a Corsair H100. I leave my system at 4.0Ghz on stock vid of 1.35 due to thermal issues. Apparently BD and PD run better when the NB is half the speed of your core speed anyhow.
My rig is 100% water cooled so mobo and cpu temperatures aren't an issue. I think it's just the nature of the beast. I don't have a power usage meter but my best friend does. I've been meaning to ask if I can borrow it but I never think of it.
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