I"m tryin to get past 4.5ghz and I know it's a mixture of my crappy cooler (H60) and my board (asrock pro4) but i mean, i've seen people with worse hit 4.6 and a couple even 4.7..perhaps this could be because they just drew a better chip than i, but that's the point of this thread I guess...is to see if there's anything I could be missing that would cause this. currently im at :
ITB VERY HIGH stress level: max temp of 86c when the tdp jumps to like 200+ for a split second..other than that: high 50's to low 60'sc...
ive tried c states on and off but perhaps not in every single possible combination. i've tried adjusting vcore and turbo voltage, allcore vs manual core multiplier setting, i put 2x corsair sp120 hp edition fans on the h60. would an NH-D14 or a better VRM board help me more? or is it even possible to answer that one? thanks for the help in advance guys/ladies
Excuse the above idiot. Reported him.
Uhm ok well I think your main problem is the Pro4 board. BUT the NH-D14 will serve you better and its much cheaper than replacing the board.
So if you really want better OCing and you are willing to take a chance spending some money. Start with a better cooler.(NH-D14).