increased FSB from 333 to 400 (currently running at 3,8ghz).
Set Vcore to 1,25 (currently stress testing with prime 95)
Locked my PCI-E to 100hz.
Manually put in my ram timings, FSB RAM ratio is at 5:6, DRAM frequency running at 4
Temperatures according to Core Temp.
Load: 69 (Prime95 running at 3rd hour).
Have i forgotten something? This is my first time, and id hate to have forgotten something and have the system blow up on me in an hour or so
I am not sure about idle temps. did you get a good bed of thermal cpu grease?
Load temps look fine. What are your core temps?
Tom's C2D OC stickies say to set the CPUv higher than that for 45nm. I run my E7200 at 1.34v. It was having random lock ups at 1.32v. All good at 1.34v. My idle temps 40ish. Load temps 60ish, core temps 70ish.
My cooler is a Sunbeam Core Contact Cooler, 120mm in an Antec 1200. you need plenty of air to keep things cool. What Case do you have this in?
Are you sure the heatsink is seated properly? Did you get the bolt-thru kit? Did you use the thermal compound? Is the case ventilation good? I mean, you have one of the best coolers around and quite low voltage so i reckon at least the idle temp should be lower. For rough comparison my e5200 when OC`d to 4ghz with 1.55v idles at around 43C, and thats with a cheap freezer7-like cooler and MX-2 compound. Google "e8500 3.8ghz temps" and see other peoples results. I dont really know what to suggest apart from re-applying the compound and reseating the HSF.
I did not get the bolt thru kit - didnt even know such a thing existed untill now .
Will it improve temperatures? As far as i can tell, the HSF is currently stuck pretty nicely in my motherboard, but if you think this has a chance of lowering my idle and load temps i will for sure get me one.
I dont know how much the bolt kit would help with temp, probably not that much. Ive never dealt with the s1283 myself, but from what i see on forums people suggest the kit due to the coolers height and weight. Those temps arent terrible, but i would have expected them to be lower in such setup, thats all Im saying. When you open CoreTemp, what does the Tj Max field read?
I guess it was to me. I read the stickies and i generally i dont run it at those volts, just did for testing. But Im not the one with problem here.
Tjmax, some people say for e8500 its 95, some say 100, i dont really know. Anyway, are you bothered by those temperatures at all? Because even if they seem little high to me, theyre still within norm. Maybe you just have higher ambient temp.