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November 6, 2009 2:56:19 AM

Hi, i'm using a i7 920 D0, with xigmatek extreme heatsink, and 2x120mm fans in a push/pull config.
i'm using gelid xtreme thermal compound.


I initially played with bclk at 175 and multiplier at 20 or 21. when i ran prim95, the CPU hit 80C within 20-30mins.

after running CPU-z, i found out that my Vcore was at 1.34 or something like that. i decreased it to 1.15V, and dropped BCLK to 165, and CPU multiplier to 20.

this means im running at around 3.4ghz, at 1.15vcore. prime 95 ran for 30mins and barely hit 65C, idles at 40-43C.


my question is, why is the vcore set so high by default (rampage II extreme) and since i rarely do anything that pushes all cores to 100% for more than an hour at a time, does my config look ok?

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November 6, 2009 3:00:00 AM

80c is really hot lol, not sure how i7s deal with heat but i do know thats alot of heat lol
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November 6, 2009 4:00:22 AM

yeah man you got that right!
i was doing some DVD encoding too and it shot up to 75C within 40mins. thank goodness it completed the process before it hit 80C!
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November 7, 2009 9:45:51 AM

update:

at 170x20(3.4ghz), 1.151vcore, I hit 67C max at full load after 1h.

I hope someone can chime in and suggest how I can get my system to a stable 3.6ghz without hitting 70C.
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November 7, 2009 10:56:25 AM

skywalk said:
my question is, why is the vcore set so high by default (rampage II extreme) and since i rarely do anything that pushes all cores to 100% for more than an hour at a time, does my config look ok?


Its an ASUS M/B man, every ASUS M/B I've owned is like that, even with manual setting voltages, the actual output is always higher than the manual setting, so if you have a specific actual target voltage, like memory for EX., you need to adjust the manual voltage setting to hit the target range you're after.
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November 7, 2009 12:01:16 PM

do you know whats the average minimum voltage required to OC to 3.6?
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