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    Reached 4.6GHz on 2500k, need help on 4.7

    Try LinX with AVX, then we can talk temps. http://www.mediafire.com/?cict9u8jki7wps2 Yeah... I'll just keep it at 4.6 then for now.. after all it's a decent speed imo.. I mean I came from a 3.16GHz dual core lol
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    Reached 4.6GHz on 2500k, need help on 4.7

    Are there any sources explaining why it's safe going over the recommended voltage/temps? It doesn't really matter though.. increasing the vCore won't help much, because I'll exceed 72*C if I do, and I don't want to I guess I will have to get better cooling, although I have yet to see any commercial cooling solution exceed the NH-D14's cooling capabilities... and I don't feel comfortable building my own water cooling solution yet :/
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    Weird!

    The following setup is 20-pass LinX stable and I even did a dual-pass memtest86+... BCLK: 100.0 Turbo Ratio: By Per Core Ratio Limits: 46 Internal PLL Overvoltage: Disabled Memory Frequency: DDR3-2133MHz EPU Power Saving Mode: Disabled DRAM Timing Control: According to X.M.P. Profile Load-line Calibration: Ultra High VRM Frequency: Manual VRM Fixed Frequency Mode: 350 Phase Control: Extreme Duty Control: Extreme CPU Current Capability: 100% CPU Voltage: Manual CPU Manual Voltage: 1.310 DRAM Voltage: 1.65000 VCCSA Voltage: 0.93750 VCCIO Voltage: 1.1375 CPU PLL Voltage: 1.55 PCH Voltage: 1.05000 CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled Now, If I bump the frequency to 4.7GHz, the system won't let me get into Windows, it just hangs after a while at the logo (loading Windows)... I even tried putting the vCore up to 1.35 (not going any higher, cuz I want to follow Intel's specifications) This just puzzles me... How I ended on the bios settings: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=185512&st=0 As u can see from the topic above, Nuclear was my mentor in overclocking my 2500k, but he's been gone for months and are not replying to my PMs, so I don't know if what I did after his last reply is right... Bonus question: Before LinX I did a 12h p95 blend test followed by a 3h Large FFT test (p95) (according to http://www.clunk.org...-beginners.html) finalized by a 2-pass memtest86+. Now I know that the 12h 95 blend test is substituted by LinX, but will it also substitute the 3h Large FFT test? (I think it's meant for testing memory), so that I only need to do LinX and memtest 86+? PS. It's cold now, so that's why I'm trying to OC my 2500k again (in the summer I had high ambient temps which stopped me from further overclocking)
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    Weird!

    Oh! lol So when I use LinX (with minimum 2800MB ram used for 4GB - I usually select the 3072MB one), I am doing the "large FTT" thing? So that means I only need to spend 15-20 mins (LinX 20-pass test) to see if my system is super stable? EDIT: When is Memtest used then? (if it isn't used for stresstesting, when do I use that?)
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    Need help tweaking OC

    Use LinX to stress/stability test your SB processor. Prime95 does not stress these chips enough to ensure stability. Link for newest LinX But watch your termps.. LinX can make some serious heat compared to p95
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    Weird!

    How do I use large FTTs in LinX? EDIT: I figured out the boot problem... I reread the topic I was referring to and found out I needed Internal PLL Overvoltage to be enabled lol But I still want an answer to the question above
  7. So it happened again... suddenly temps went crazy while folding and fan sped up, to no avail... managed to stop the folding before it hit 90*C again... pure luck again, that I am in front of the PC while this happens.. So I decided to investigate this issue... Opened GPU folding again... temps rose very fast.. I watched the fan speed as the core temp of the gpu grew... as it reached 89*C the fan speed was at 43%... Next run.. I manually set the fan speed as high as I found comfortable (since the fan had been complaining once in a while, I felt 60% was enough - afraid it would fall apart if I put it higher lol) NOTE: the folding console gave me an UNSTABLE_MACHINE warning and ended the work unit, and gave me a new one. The temps still grew fast, and normally.. temps don't go higher than 69*C (on auto fan speed)... so seeing temps above 70*C is abnormal to me... As u can see in the attached image, it performed better, but over time, I bet it would go 90+ The interesting part of this is.. if I restart the computer... the issue goes away.. so I find this very odd, I've been updating drivers each time this happened (and obviously, I thought the driver update helped.. but really.. after a system restart the problem "vanishes"... for a while) I have no clue what this is all about...
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    GPU overheating, revisited

    You misunderstood me, sorry for bad wording; If I don't restart, then the idle temp will become that high, but as soon as I restart, the system behaves normally.
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    Full list of video card reviews?

    I see, thanks.. but yeah, there should be a better solution =P
  10. So when I go here http://www.overclockersclub.com/category/video_cards/ I see there are 145 reviews, but I can only see the 5 most recent.. how do I see all? I've spent 30 mins trying to figure that out :/ Cheers Brutality
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    TES V: Skyrim max system requirements?

    I know, that no1 really knows.. but I figure some have a pretty good idea what they're going to be. I was merely wondering whether my 5870 could handle the max graphics at 1920x1200, and if not, what should I go for? Thanks in advance =)
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    Full list of video card reviews?

    bump Just wanted to say I still can't access older reviews... which is rather annoying since I'd like to see some reviews off gpu coolers.. but I can't really access them :S
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    TES V: Skyrim max system requirements?

    Yeah.. might as well wait till we're 1 week from 11/11/11, then order new graphics card, whichever that may be =)
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    TES V: Skyrim max system requirements?

    Don't they always only state the minimum and recommended requirements? I don't recall seeing "max requirements". But in case you haven't seen, the following has been released: Minimum System Requirements * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 * CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz * RAM: 3 GB * HDD: 15 GB * Graphics: 512 MB card * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible * DirectX: Version 9.0c Recommended System Requirements * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 * CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz * RAM: 3 GB * HDD: 15 GB free disk space * Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible * DirectX: Version 9.0c Supported Graphics Cards: Minimum – 8800 GT Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850
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    GPU overheating, revisited

    Hmph... I'd rather upgrade to get ready for TES: Skyrim... unless an 5870 can handle max gfx settings at 1920x1200 resolution. EDIT: also something interesting; after the "heat-bug" the idle temp becomes 65*C, instead of 36*C, which is normal (and can be achieved by rebooting...) see attachments But.. how is a better cooler going to fix this, when it can have higher temps at a higher fan speed, than before the heat-bug... and the gpu is doing nothing (0% gpu usage)... I really don't understand this heat-bug, nor do I have any clue as to how to fix it. EDIT2: Either way wevsspot, as always, if I need some item, I always want the best In case I need not upgrade the 5870... Isn't the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus the best gpu cooler? According to this: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/arctic_cooling_accelero_xtreme_plus/4.htm it is... but it's 1 year ago =p
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    GPU overheating, revisited

    Here's the thread I was referring to: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=187055&st=0&p=1951157&fromsearch=1entry1951157 As seen in the thread, I have cleaned and reseated the heatsink. I'm not overclocking the card, it's at stock... The card is 1½-2 years old, warranty ran out. aaaaaaand it happened again.. so it wasn't a driver issue.
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    GPU overheating, revisited

    Done that now. Will report back if the problem occurs again.. I can't really force it :/
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    ASUS ENGTX590 odd issue

    System specs? I'm mostly interested in your power supply.
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    So I've had my XFX 5870 for 1½ years and for the last year the fan has been "complaining" but it never helped cleaning etc. But the temps were always fine so I didn't worry about that (not even sure if this is the case, but just saying everything my card has gone through...) But lately (for about a week) the temps had started getting high in games and when folding on it (86*C) and it all ended in last night where I luckily was at the computer when I suddenly heard the fan go 100% (jet motor vroom vroom lol), but the temps kept rising (I was folding)... suddenly the temps hit 90*C (went from 85-90 in a split second) and with my ninja skills I dropped what I had in my hands and thrusted towards the mouse and hit the red cross... The temps had hit 92*C... but it survived (I can't deny it may have taken damage, since I heard 89*C+ isn't good) Since I haven't dared opening a game or even considered executing GPU folding... What the hell happened? How can the temps go nuts with a fan running at 100%.. it's usually keeping the temps at 80*C with 35-40% fans... I looked in EventViewer and the FAHlog but found nothing...
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    It's not normal, because it's something which comes once in a while (but more often, as time passes), and I've tried turning fan speed up and down, without any effect... I guess it's the casing which is falling apart or something lol EDIT: Bonus question: How long does a gpu typical last, before it "dies"?
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    The fan is still "complaining"... and just now I thought... I could record it, so u can hear what I mean Anyways, I haven't had any overheating issues since the clean, but the fan is still "complaining" Here is a 3sec video where I record the sound; http://gupl.dk/65591/ Since I'm not annoyed by the sound and my gpu is performing as expected, I'm not too worried about it, but I just wanted to let you hear what I meant =P Cheers
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    Ladies and Gents Got it all together now and put it back in the system... and Houston... We have a boot-up! atm folding on GPU, trying to figure out the load temp (well.. load folding temp.. which we were interested in ) BTW: the fan is still complaining but the temps seem ALOT better.. I mean, it's been sitting on 69*C for 5 mins now... seems to be the load temp.. WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT! TYVM guys for your awesome help... boy was I scared to disassemble my graphics card.. but with your help I managed with flying colours xD EDIT: Load temp is definately 69*C, been there for 30 mins... Also let the machine rest for 1 hour, and it seems like idle temp is 31*C.. dunno what it was before, but just stating it for completeness =)
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    Thanks alot man, I'll give it a go =) I've got 93%
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    I don't have any lighter fluid or compressed air... Isn't it possible to use rubbing alcohol on a q-tip and just wipe it off?
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    ALMOST fried gpu

    Ok so got it all apart (lifted the pad up a bit to remove the screw, and after cleaning I was able to roll it back over the screw and it stuck nicely) and was just removing old TIM, but some TIM has dripped down on the core (see attachment) I don't like the scratching noise it makes when my cloth touches the small squares... Do I need to clean that off, or is it enough that the inner square is cleaned? If it's needed to get that off too, please give me some advice :S
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