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  1. 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 :/
  2. With the following BIOS settings, I got it 20-pass LinX stable at 4.6Ghz =) As some may remember, I couldn't get it above 4.4 due to high temps, but now that it's getting cold in Denmark, my ambient temps has dropped alot and I can overclock again (It is probably best to OC in the summer, since temps will rise again when I get to the summer, but since LinX is so extreme in temps, I doubt my temps will ever get that high in daily usage - If you disagree, I'll rollback to my 4.4GHz setup, and try again next summer. You guys know more about overclocking than I do ) 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: 0.9375 VCCIO Voltage: 1.1375 CPU PLL Voltage: 1.55 PCH Voltage: 1.05000 CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled Here is the topic where Nuclear guided me through the bios settings, so you can see the reasoning behind the result of the BIOS settings; http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=185512 What I did to try to get it stable at 4.7GHz was to enable Internal PLL Overvoltage (set to auto), because if I didn't it wouldn't boot into Windows no matter what my vCore was set to (I don't know much about the secondary voltages, so I didn't dare to touch them) So, with Overvoltage set, I kept bumping my vCore until I reached 1.35V (I don't want to go above Intel's specifications), but it wasn't stable still... also I reached a max temp of 70*C, so I don't have much heat left to go on (I don't want to go aboe 72.6*C (again Intel's specifications) Any tips to reach 4.7GHz? I guess I need to tweak the secondary voltages, but I have no clue about them. EDIT: I remember reading someone anticipating some official information from Intel regarding the real max safe voltages and temps, but I can't find them anywhere... Are they not released yet or what?
  3. 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?)
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. I see, thanks.. but yeah, there should be a better solution =P
  9. 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
  10. Yeah.. might as well wait till we're 1 week from 11/11/11, then order new graphics card, whichever that may be =)
  11. 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
  12. 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 =)
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Done that now. Will report back if the problem occurs again.. I can't really force it :/
  16. 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...
  17. System specs? I'm mostly interested in your power supply.
  18. 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"?
  19. 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
  20. 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 =)
  21. Thanks alot man, I'll give it a go =) I've got 93%
  22. 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?
  23. 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
  24. Got the last screw out but I just can't take it a part... I've been looking over and over again and I am 99,9% sure I have taken out all screws, but I can only lift one side up nicely, but the other side seems like it just won't let go of something... been looking youtube for some time now but can't find any videos of anyone disassembling the fan casing (or whatever it's called) :S EDIT: Holy . I just found a last screw..... but it's partly under a pad... What do I do? I can't screw it out when it's under a pad :S
  25. So after unscrewing 27 screws I am almost done and guess what lol... the 28th screw is down in a pipe and my screwdriver can't reach it lol... so gonna try and get a tiny scewdriver later today.... but... my card wasn't using pads for cooling.. it used TIM but I think I have some more NH-1, but should I clean it off using rubbing alcohol and apply some new, or how do I handle this situation? See attachments
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