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Old February 3, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Well finally gotten around to tinkering with 970 and have found a solid place to rest for the time being.

I have been running Einstien@home now for about 2 weeks (about 3 days after I got it) without so much as a hiccup. Finally discovered the secret to getting badass temps with watercooling - kickass fans. Finally got all 3 scythe kazi 3000rpm 38 x 120mm fans running on my XSPC 360, but they are god aweful loud thankfully Ive got lamptron controller coming in monday to quiet these fans right up. Next week I should have my 700D to throw this all in and show off some pretty pics lol.

I have gotten it to run @ 4.4ghz 200x22 DDR3 2000mhz, but it wasnt 100% stable and my temps were worrysome. But given my current settings - You guys think its safe to push for the 4.4/ddr3 2ghz marker? Mind you I do have to keep my window wide open otherwise heat does become an issue, the upside is I havent had to turn my heat on at all on my 2nd floor.

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Old February 3, 2011, 05:14 PM
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Try an uneven multiplier... as far as I know the i7's are more stable with odd multipliers...

What are you stressing your processor with at the moment?
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Volts seem a little bit high for that OC. I would also look into getting more radiator for that setup, the 480 is probably bringing your temps higher than they should be, they don't seem very impressive considering you have 3 Ultra Kaze's on them.
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I routinely run my CPUs up to 80C even on water. I prefer silence over speed... most of the time.
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Old February 4, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Ilya, I beg to differ. My 920 ran at about 76 and the gpu roughky 46. After paste setting and what not its sttled at 60* average and 40* on gpu.
My 920 was clocked at 3.90 and has 4 less threads so for me this is pretty damn good.
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Ilya, I beg to differ. My 920 ran at about 76 and the gpu roughky 46. After paste setting and what not its sttled at 60* average and 40* on gpu.
My 920 was clocked at 3.90 and has 4 less threads so for me this is pretty damn good.
I'm just surprised you aren't sitting in the low-mid 50's with your current setup. You have a nice big res, a more than good enough pump for your loop, a 360 rad, and ridiculously loud high static pressure fans. Your volts are a bit high, but it still raises an eyebrow for me. I'm obviously not an expert though.
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