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December 29, 2012 5:24:27 PM

Hello, i am overclocking my FX-4100. My target is 4.4-4.5 ghz with my cooler which i replaced yesterday, my case is small, so i got a coolermaster vortex plus because it was low profile, had 4 direct contact heatsinks and thought it would be ok, definetly quieter and better than the stock cooler. I do not know what i could get with this cooler, and i was wondering could help me and tell me what i should be going for. Right now i have 4.2 stable. Any comments are appreciated

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a b K Overclocking
December 29, 2012 6:48:03 PM

What are your temps at 4.2 ? Maybe try a stronger fan , the 93 mm is restricting it though . Even the gemil with 120 mm fan is not great for overclocking .this noctua pushes lots of air , for a 92 mm fan , not sure it will do better than what you have
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
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December 29, 2012 7:21:45 PM

jerry6 said:
What are your temps at 4.2 ? Maybe try a stronger fan , the 93 mm is restricting it though . Even the gemil with 120 mm fan is not great for overclocking .this noctua pushes lots of air , for a 92 mm fan , not sure it will do better than what you have
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


My temps are 45-50 celcius
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a b K Overclocking
December 29, 2012 8:02:30 PM

That's not bad , Over 60 and over is where you have to start worrying , 45-50 is pretty damn good , that's if you are stressing all cores . I'm hitting 53-55c on an 8350 running @4.4 all cores @100% running WCG B O I NC .
I'm surprised that cooler with a 92mm fan can do such a god job cooling .
I also run a small 40mm fan to cool the heatsinks on the vram next to the usb , keyboard , sound outputs on the rear of the case , they were up to 75c , now with the fan vram running at 55-60 c
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December 29, 2012 8:12:52 PM

jerry6 said:
That's not bad , Over 60 and over is where you have to start worrying , 45-50 is pretty damn good , that's if you are stressing all cores . I'm hitting 53-55c on an 8350 running @4.4 all cores @100% running WCG B O I NC .
I'm surprised that cooler with a 92mm fan can do such a god job cooling .
I also run a small 40mm fan to cool the heatsinks on the vram next to the usb , keyboard , sound outputs on the rear of the case , they were up to 75c , now with the fan vram running at 55-60 c


Yeah im stress testing all cores on prime 95, i upped the voltage .25 and my temps are not too high. What do you think i should go for?
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a b K Overclocking
December 29, 2012 9:37:27 PM

No idea , I'M no expert on overclocking ,I just do it to squeeze a bit more performance . You're running pretty cool now 4.4 should be possible , I like to keep voltage as low as possible , keeps temps down ,if you have a really good chip low V and a good OC are possible .
What voltage do you set it at ?I have a 1`090t that just will not run anywhere near 1.35 , can't figure out why , bad chip ?Have to run it @1. 4 to get 3.6 , 3,7 , higher for 3.9 . 3.9 is as high as I take it , stable though .
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December 29, 2012 9:46:51 PM

jerry6 said:
No idea , I'M no expert on overclocking ,I just do it to squeeze a bit more performance . You're running pretty cool now 4.4 should be possible , I like to keep voltage as low as possible , keeps temps down ,if you have a really good chip low V and a good OC are possible .
What voltage do you set it at ?I have a 1`090t that just will not run anywhere near 1.35 , can't figure out why , bad chip ?Have to run it @1. 4 to get 3.6 , 3,7 , higher for 3.9 . 3.9 is as high as I take it , stable though .


I have it at 1.400,
Original is 1.375. And i agree, i dont like to raise the voltage because it does increase temperature. Thanks for your help man, i appreciate it
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December 29, 2012 9:48:23 PM

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