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April 6, 2010 3:39:58 AM


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a c 86 K Overclocking
April 6, 2010 3:43:49 AM


Guy must be new.......
a b K Overclocking
April 6, 2010 5:06:12 AM

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April 7, 2010 12:56:44 AM

O wow sry, i though i had given an explanation o well...Yes i'm very new in this forum. i have seen some threads that i find helpful and i just came here if you guys could lend me a hand.

last 4 days i gladly built my own i7 computer. Spec:

Evga x58 3x sli
i7 920 @ 4.13ghz
BFG gtx 275 896mb
CNPS9900 Zalman
BFG PSU Modular 1200w
6gb Dominator Corsair @ 1600mhz
1tb Hitachi 32mb cache
Antec 1200 Case
HP 22" HD
Window 7 Pro

Overclocking Specs:

turbo; Disabled
Multipler; 206.32x20(41483mhz)
DIMM Ram frequency; 1060mhz(2:8)

vcore: 1.35
QPI: 1.62
CPU PLL: 1.65
(rest are set on Auto)

Ok before i was messing around with voltages and trying to get it stable, and i notice that my temp went high towards 100s- and like 62s- idle.

then, by changing volts spec i managed to get it stable at 48s- Idle and 82- Under Full load (Test by Prime95).

so then i saw these reviews related to "thermal Compound", and i realize that i put too much on the cpu core. so i clean it again without alcohol and put a little dot of thermal compound.(i got the silver) and spread it with my finger covered by a bag. After mounting it again and turning the Computer, i open RealTemp and saw a drastic Increase of temp. Now my temp are idleing @ 61s- and i won't even try under full load. lmao

so before trying to do the process once again, i want to know; is it alright to clean the thermal with no alcohol? Does my CNPS9900 heatsink truly handles my OC of a temp rage of 30-4c0 idle? How much really thermal compound do i need to put? and thank you. (the temps are based on C, celcius)

-sitenote: i think i put too little compound on the core. so i want to make sure...
April 7, 2010 5:38:37 AM

Okay, since noone replied me, i solved my problem by re-applying the thermal paste properly with the right amount of grease.

now my system is idleing at 47c and on full load at 82c. IMO its pretty good for a overclocked 4.2ghz on air.....thanks guys anyway
April 7, 2010 8:15:21 AM

a little hotter and you could boil water. i really dont think 82c is healthy for your cpu in any way. =( poor cpu

i believe the TJmax for the cpu that you are running is 95c...being 12c from TJmax isnt healthy
a b K Overclocking
April 7, 2010 9:20:16 AM

85C is a bit too high, 100C is the actual max of the cores, but it's best to keep the core temps of an i7 below 75, 70 if possible.
April 7, 2010 4:05:23 PM

its not 85 its 80c. and i do think i might leave like that considering i (hopefully) will never reach the full load of cpu. every time i use the system it goes 46-64. even when playing a game. So i'll just leave it until i get a better heatsink.

i also believe that i gotta do some configurations to the voltages, since when i set it the most on auto it probably insignificantly increased my volts which increase my temps.