hey guys I have an i7 930 overclocked at 4ghz (using the Corsair H50 Water Cooler kit) with 1.344V, bus speed 200mhz with cpu ratio at 20, RAM is set at 1600mhz with 1.65v and the motherboard is an AsRock x58 extreme motherboard. My CPU seems to runnning stable with all of this at 4ghz however I'm a bit concerned about the temps I'm getting when I stress it with Linx, as it reaches 94 degrees celcius (201 degrees fahrenheit). Also this is the first time I've overclocked a CPU before so any advice that would help me get the temps below the 90 degree mark while its stable would be appreciated .
The first thing to do is to check the H50 installation. It doesn't appear to be seated right. Going over 70 degs C will certainly lower the life expectancy of the CPU.
Do not continue to run at these temps.
Hey I just found this bios option where if you disable it, it can solve compatitbility voltage issues with PSU's and this allowed me to turn the voltage down even more while it's still running stable and now I get a temp reading of 80-85 degrees when stressed out but thanks for the advice.
A good air cooler would get your temps in line at 4GHz. I don't know about that water cooler but surely it is better than a good air cooler. First thing to do is take the cooler off, clean off the thermal compound, put a little thermal compound back on, reinstall the water block on the cpu and double check that all 4 corners seat properly.