itll be my first Overclock .Im going to get a new 955 Black Edition and wanted to know how far I could OC it without stressing it too much?
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA880GM UDH2
GPU -EVGA GTX 570
RAM -G-Skill Ripjaws 1333MHz DDR3 8GB CL9
HDD -SpinPoint F3 1TB
Case -HAF 922
Air Cooling, no changes to Voltages, no custom HS.
everything else can be on auto
That should get you a decently stable OC...to 3.8GHz
Most 955 can go to 4.0 GHz...yet 3.8 GHz I have found with my 965 is a really stable OC...4.0 GHz is stable yet I feel a little more than needed and take a little bit of the CPU's life with it.
I cannot get a stable 3.8Ghz on my 955 no matter what voltage. Tried from 1.35v up to 1.45v and just get a garbled screen and auto reboot or a message telling me Windows has been shutdown to prevent damage. I've watched the temps up to shutdown every time and it never gets past 59C. Had it running 3.6GHz fine with 1.35v but didn't get much difference in testing between 3.6 and 3.4 so I've just stuck with 3.4GHz 1.3v. Highest temps I've ever seen with 3.6GHz is 57C stressed.
Using stock heatsink with a quieter fan and more CFM. Runs around 36C idle. Antec 300 Illusion case with 120mm side intake fan added, all fans running on high.
Thinking about getting a Xigmatek Balder SD1283 and trying again. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Running at 3.8Hgz with stock voltage (1.325) and prime 95 will not go higher than 42C after 30 minutes. Doing push/pull with my stock NZXT 120mm fan used for the pull. And this using the stock thermal pad they had pre-installed since I just found out that my AS5 has all dried up
It does create this slightly annoying chirping sound all the time, I assume that's the water pump, I can almost not hear with my headset on, but it is kind of annoying...
Still terrific cooling performance, If I was brave and upped the voltage on the cpu, I am sure I can go past 4.0Ghz X_x