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April 29, 2012 3:00:35 PM

Hi I just wanted to task what average temps people are getting with a 64GB RAM setup.
Here are my specs:
Aerocool Strike-X ST (http://www.aerocool.us/strikex/strikex_st_black.html)
Asus Extreme IV X79
i7 3820 - CPU set to auto in bios (during prime95, running at 4300)
Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink
Corsair Vengeance 64GB - XMP set at 1600
1200 Corsair PSU
2TB Black Caviar
LG 12LS39

Planning to add 2 SSDs 512GB Samsung, and 1 more 2TB Black Caviar.
And OC, but wondering if I should still go further.

Btw, for those curious or building with similar components, the first 2 inner RAM slots do not fit due to Noctua size.
I had to take off the heatsinks on them.

idle for 5 minutes (CPU going 1200) = 33-45 (realtemp)
100% load 7 hours = 57-66 (realtemp)

Incase curious and if needed...
Currently I have the following fans:
3 fans for the noctua (sotck fans)
stock fans for front (aerocool 200mm), top (aerocool 200mm), rear ( aerocool140mm)
and 1 bitfenix 200mm on left side

I also put some of old spare unused fans, will be replacing soon, just placed them there for now: (not sure of brand, it has 4 changing lights on them)
bottom (200mm)
right side (120mm)
inside behind HDD/SDD (2x140mm)

I am planning to put more cooling fans, and going to put maybe 9 Cougar 120mm fans on the side.
And replacing the 200mm fans with Bitfenix; which will include 1 for front, 2 on top, and 1 on bottom
replace the 2x140mm inside with cougar 140mm as well
and replace rear with cougar 140mm
replace right side with cougar 120mm

Any insights are definitely appreciated.
Thank you.


April 29, 2012 3:04:09 PM

stonerockbato said:
Hi I just wanted to task what average temps people are getting with a 64GB RAM setup.
Here are my specs:
Aerocool Strike-X ST (http://www.aerocool.us/strikex/strikex_st_black.html)
Asus Extreme IV X79
i7 3820 - CPU set to auto in bios (during prime95, running at 4300)
Noctua NH-D14 Heatsink
Corsair Vengeance 64GB - XMP set at 1600
1200 Corsair PSU
EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB (planning to do 2SLI with GTX 680, still out of stock)
2TB Black Caviar
LG 12LS39

Planning to add 2 SSDs 512GB Samsung, and 1 more 2TB Black Caviar (doing a caching for 1 SSD w/ 1 2TB).
And OC, but wondering if I should still go further.

Btw, for those curious or building with similar components, the first 2 inner RAM slots do not fit due to Noctua size.
I had to take off the heatsinks on them.

idle for 5 minutes (CPU going 1200) = 33-45 (realtemp)
100% load 7 hours = 57-66 (realtemp)

Incase curious and if needed...
Currently I have the following fans:
3 fans for the noctua (sotck fans)
stock fans for front (aerocool 200mm), top (aerocool 200mm), rear ( aerocool140mm)
and 1 bitfenix 200mm on left side

I also put some of old spare unused fans, will be replacing soon, just placed them there for now: (not sure of brand, it has 4 changing lights on them)
bottom (200mm)
right side (120mm)
inside behind HDD/SDD (2x140mm)

I am planning to put more cooling fans, and going to put maybe 9 Cougar 120mm fans on the side.
And replacing the 200mm fans with Bitfenix; which will include 1 for front, 2 on top, and 1 on bottom
replace the 2x140mm inside with cougar 140mm as well
and replace rear with cougar 140mm
replace right side with cougar 120mm

Any insights are definitely appreciated.
Thank you.

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a c 79 à CPUs
April 29, 2012 3:04:46 PM

do you think you have a problem? 57-66 at 100% load for 7 hrs sounds perfectly fine to me
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April 29, 2012 3:10:13 PM

forgot to add, did a prime95 test (blend) - 7 hours no problems
ran memtest86 4.20 - 2 pass no problems
intel burn test, 20 times to run (heavy) - no problems
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April 29, 2012 3:20:39 PM

13thmonkey said:
do you think you have a problem? 57-66 at 100% load for 7 hrs sounds perfectly fine to me



I did use the 5 point method of TIM application though, 1 smaller than normal pea size and 4 tiny dots on the corners (made at attempts to make all as even as I could)
And haven't gone with 64GB RAM setup yet, my first
and since I plan on doing OC, not sure if I should even go further as it's already near 70 as it is
I've been using liquid cooling for some time but first time using Noctua NH-D14.
So never had a 60 above bracket yet ever since.
I had a bad experience with one my units that it leaked one time (great for almost 1 year), damaged some components.
Thus I wanted to see how fans will do instead.
And if I should just leave my current setup as it is w/o jumping back to liquid cooling and no OC.
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April 29, 2012 4:20:24 PM

Hi :) 

RAM has NOTHING to do with temperature...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 30, 2012 4:30:26 PM

Cool, thanks all.

So my temps are considered somewhat high then.
Guess I'll really need to put more ventilation.
I already did reapply compound, 3 times but temps are almost same.
Normal spread method and normal center pea method.
I've always been usually successful just for 1st attempt with acceptable temps.
But I'm really hoping/preferring to get less than 60s here.
Any additional insights is appreciated.

Oh forgot to add that by using Noctua NH-D14 with Vengeance, it'll not just be available for the first 2 inner slots, it'll also heat the fan for the 3rd and 4th slots so you'll need to raise the fan up.
If you have a small clearance when covering up the tower, it'll definitely hit.
Mine is alright but it limits having to put a side fan.
Thus am thinking of having to change RAM or Heatsink.

Thanks again for the input.
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April 30, 2012 7:50:18 PM

who said your temps are considered a bit high?
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April 30, 2012 11:12:37 PM

What on earth are you running that you need 64 GB of ram for? I get it for some rack servers but you've got a high end desktop pc there, with insane ram.
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April 30, 2012 11:12:58 PM

right, actually no I suppose it isn't high for what it is now.
Am glad...
Just that I haven't been accustomed having a PC reaching 60s.
So I meant that if I do plan further OC, then I'd have to put more ventilation.
And not really sure yet how much more I can go though.
Guess when I always raise the limits on my pc, I'm somewhat conservative and playing it safe.
So don't know if I should let it go 70s on 100% test load.
I'll have to attempt manually play around with it in bios, no better way to find til I start making the changes.
Though now at least with some input, I have a better idea.
Thanks.
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April 30, 2012 11:33:12 PM

Maxor1 said:
What on earth are you running that you need 64 GB of ram for? I get it for some rack servers but you've got a high end desktop pc there, with insane ram.


Guess somehow I'll get this question...suppose it's always a fair question.
But we always get that question how much is really enough? As to gizmos...never...none, is a personal favorite answer for most including me I guess because eventually it'll never be enough (especially on computers)!
Like back then when 2G Ram was like, SERIOUSLY?
Though of course it's good if there's a purpose for it, of course it's pointless if there's none.

So anyway, I do a lot of open apps and audio/video editing...3d rendering, virtual/multi OS, multi device hookups.
Instead of using several computers, let's attempt to make it to just 1.
And thought hey why not make it a 64 and see how that performs.
Feature is there so am giving it a shot.

Oh and RAM Cache/Disk is another useful usage for more RAM.
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April 30, 2012 11:57:49 PM

Wow and I thought I was running alot on my machine that has 16 pumping out a couple of java game servers that constantly loose (misallocate) memory..... Then again that machine is 30 months old now so.....
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May 12, 2012 2:59:58 PM

Best answer selected by stonerockbato.
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