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  1. Alright. Well artic silver 5 got here and I applied it. sort of tough with the cooler master v8. Ran Prime 95 and Core Temp said I was using 100% and it's not getting above 45! So Artic Silver 5 and cooler master v8 are doing there job great! never thought that some new thermal paste would make such a huge difference! Oh and from what I've read the temps get lower after artic silver starts to set in
  2. I hit reset and it didn't change it, but then today I went in there and changed it all back to auto. so now it's back down to 3.2 ghz and it like 1.4~volts. temps are going lower now though which is good. Still gonna use that new thermal paste when it gets here though. Then I'll go back to working on clocking this thing. I know people say that clocking up a little bit won't help with gaming and performance that much, but I like the idea and the psychological effect.
  3. I agree about the Ram. Upgraded from 4gb to 8gb and I still see in games where it's using at least 60% of my Ram.
  4. Ok. more testing, again. just to verify and let you know for info. I reset the motherboard back to defaults and all that jazz. so no overclock. then I turned all my case fans on high rather than low. a big audible difference. still idling at 31* which is higher than normal... Also, according to Asus Cool&Quiet with my cpu frequency at 3600.00 mhz. and the cpu voltage is 1.5020V.....even though i reset bios and it said it was all set to auto which is how I ran it for the longest time...any insight on this...it looks overclocked even after resetting...
  5. well I just ran Prime 95 and it heated up to 65 before I was able to shut it down. So that's a worrying sight. I'm really wondering what it could be that would cause this sudden change in the temp behavior. I just ordered some thermal paste from newegg so when that gets here I'll give it a go.
  6. So All of a sudden I'm running waaayyy hotter. I tried to reset everything to default and everything like that. but I'm still running hot...I'm guessing that while I was moving my computer the heatsink came off the processor just enough to create air bubbles in the thermal paste....the heatstink still feels attached really well and I know the fan is spinning...I also tried compressed air. What do you pros think? oh an P.S. the changes are from idling at high 20's into high 30's and now when playing games it goes high 50's which is higher. Right now it's 40% load and it's 51*. I went ahead and clocked to 3.6 at 1.4 V after I had tried setting everything back to normal and got the same temps.
  7. Thanks for everything so far. I plan on only OC'ing the Proccessor right now, as it is my bottleneck. Should I mess with voltages at all or just focus on Multiplier and bridge speed?
  8. Hi. So Like I said. I'm new to the forums and I'm new to overclocking. I've tried before but I've always given up when the system crashed too many times or the results didn't seem worth it. So I was just wanting some tips on overclocking and any info about the limitations of my rig. I've been experimenting in Bios a little bit but lots in AMD Overdrive. Thanks Rig Info with links on Newegg ASUS GTX570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432 SeaSonic 700W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151031 G.Skills Ripjaw 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402 Cooler Master V8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055 AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808 Also A full sized Antec case with 7 fans all together with adjustable speed. Thanks For Any and All Help.
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