Hello i have an i7 950 overclocked to 4.0 using 20 multiplier with base clock 200. I have a venemous x black with diamond thermal paste and two r4 cooler master "90cfm" fans. I primed my system for 6 hours temps never went above 73 c on any core in a 76 degree f room. I am wondering if this is a safe overclock or should i replace my cooler with a more powerful cooler such as a d 14 or silver arrow? any input is appreciated
You are the upper threshold of temps during the stress test. Monitor the temps for about a month using RealTemp in typical computer use, including some gaming. If the temps do not exceed 60 degrees C using RealTemp, you are fine.
I am using the Haf X case with pretty decent cable management. I changed my voltage down to 1.25 still stable as can be dropped my temps a little too. Also i let my diamond paste cure for a day before i started it up ( one of the longest days ever ). i also re did my base clock too 174x 23 seems to run better. if my computer survives 6 hours of the three different tests offered in prime 95 should i be worried if it doesnt pass linx?
i've got the i7 920 OC'd to the same settings as ur i7 950 and i've got 66 degrees on realtemp running prime95 for a few hours
i'm using the prolimatech megahalems which has similar performance with the venemous so I guess i'm thinking your temps are a little high
what TIM are you using? do a couple of reseats
DO NOT GO OUT AND BUY ANOTHER COOLER THE ONE YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW IS VERY GOOD
i dont think your cpu temps will be worrying when stress testing... venomous X and Haf X will be able to minimize the thermal output of the OC'd 950... as the previous post says dont think about another cooler unless you want to go liquid... just ensure your core temps dont reach more than 90 during stress tests... sub 80 is good... sub 70 is best...
So if i can pass 6 hours or blend small and large on prime 95 is there any worry if i fail linx on the second pass? i fail linx on any overclock big or small the only time i passed linx was at bonestock and that was one time others it failed at stock.
LinX tests not just CPU but also your memory and mobo... prime95 works primarily on the CPU cores so if that passes and LinX fails, then it could be problem with your memory setting... this has happened to me hundreds of times due to wrong OC settings or improper compatibility of memory, cpu and board... to check for physical memory errors you can use the memory testing tool available in bios...
abully has a point, on some bords the bios can change the timings as u turn up the bclock so u can set them your self that can help.
and your uncore can be to hi and mess things up so u need to take it off auto and set that ratio too
I actually figured out that i have a bad ram dim that is why i was failing linx. Ran them all individually on mymtest and they all passed with no errors except one which wouldnt pass 7% of the test then freeze.