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About Barreto

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    Overclocking & Cooling!


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    ASUS P5KPL/1600 - Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 3.3GHz - 4GB DDR2 800MHz - XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB - Cooler Master Hyper 212+ push mode - XFX XXX Edition 650W - Cooler Master HAF 922 with stock fans

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  1. I just made a temperature x fan speed custom graphic on the MSI Afterburner and everything is going ok. Under heavy load, the 6950 won't go beyond 70ºC, but the fan is very loud. I'm getting used to it. With those fans all around, plus that noisy GPU, my rig is looking like an air conditioner, because of its noise. XD I don't care about that, since my computer runs cool.
  2. So the only problem on running the GPU fan on high speeds is the noise level? There's no risk of blowing or busting the fan if I go beyond 75%?
  3. Oh, I do not own the reference model 695A-CNFC, I actually own the 695X-CNFC, this one here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530 Ambient temperatures are floating around 25ºC these days around here, I think this is not a problem.
  4. 2 weeks? Maybe less. I've thought of disassembling the video card to change the thermal compound (I have an Arctic Silver 5 lying on my closet), but I think that will void my warranty.
  5. Hello again, OCC fellows! Unfortunately, in factory settings, this graphics card uses 23% of the fan capability while idle, which gives me a temperature of 54 Celsius more or less. Under load, I got something around 85 Celsius, and the fan doesn't go above 40%. So I've decided to manually tweak fan speed to attempt to control these temperatures. Done that on CCC, manually set fan speed to 50%, but I was browsing around the web and found out that program, MSI Afterburner, as a better solution. From 0 to 50 Celsius, 40% fan load. 60ºC, 50%. 70ºC, 60%, 80ºC, 70%. 90ºC, 80%. These are my manual settings. Idle temperatures are around 52ºC right now, and 5 minutes of FurMark's stress test gets me 70ºC and 60% fan load. But I'm concerned about the safety limit for the fan speed. 60% is around 3250 RPM, and that seems a little bit high for me, but meh, I don't know much about manual fan settings. Therefore fellows... What should I do? Oh, on a side question, MSI Afterburner offers an option to manually set the shader clock, but I can't unlock it. Any tips? EDIT: There's also a voltage adjustment option, and the default voltage is 1.10v. Isn't it a little bit high? Maybe it's the cause of such absurd temperatures?
  6. Ah, that's bad... I'm currently running at 343 FSB (3.6GHz CPU clock) stable. Looks like the latency tweaking has worked, because when I was using the default latencies, I got BSOD a couple of times. I set the timings to the max available, which is 6-6-6-15, at 667MHz and my computer is turned on since yesterday. Well... Anyway, I'm changing motherboard, CPU and memory sticks until this month's end.
  7. I bought a SickeFlow to the bottom panel and another Blade Master to the Hyper 212+. Not going to buy another CPU cooler, I already have a Hyper 212+. Maybe next year... I'm gonna stick with it for the moment. Thanks, boinker.
  8. Yeah, I was also googling around and everyone tell to don't trust on factory specifications, but on users' reviews. And they are saying that 2x 120mm are too loud and have almost the same airflow as one 200mm fan, which is quieter. This answers the question for the side panel. Thanks boinker! Now I have to solve my doubts to the bottom panel and the Hyper 212+.
  9. I still have one unsolved doubt: 1x 200mm fan or 2x 120mm fans for the side panel? Have in mind that my GPU is a XFX 6950 2GB, which produces a lot of heat. For the Hyper 212+ and bottom panel, here are my options: 1) Buy 1 Excalibur and 1 Blade Master. Put the Excalibur on the bottom panel and the Blade Master on the Hyper 212+ to do the push-pull system. 2) Buy 2 Excaliburs. Take out the Blade Master from the Hyper 212+ and put it on the bottom panel and add both Excaliburs to the Hyper 212+ for push-pull. 3) Or... This is stupid, buying two red led SickeFlows and adding them to the Hyper 212+ so "it would look aw3som3". LOL <--- Forget about this, I just added this third option to laugh on. XD As for the side panel... 1) Buy 1 red led MegaFlow. Would give me an airflow of 110 CFM. 2) Buy 2 red led SickleFlows. Theoretically both would give me an airflow of ~139 CFM, but one would push air slightly below the GPU (somewhat between the GPU and the PSU) and the other would push air above the GPU (between the GPU and the Hyper 212+). Yeah, I'm decided to add red led fan(s) to the side panel.
  10. Couldn't set the last timing to 18, only to 15, but I was able to get 343 FSB and no BSODs (already played F.E.A.R. 3 and Metro 2033 for a while). Let's see if it's gonna stay stable.
  11. Kicked out the other 3 memories, I'm still trying to decide between this Corsair Vengeance and the G.Skill Sniper 1.25v. Both support XMP, Sniper is on that verified memory list... God dammit! D:
  12. One Kingston KVR800D2N6/2G, 1.8v default voltage, 6-6-6-15 default timing. One Markvision I-dunno-what-model 1.8v, I think the default timing is 5-5-5-15 or something around this (maybe 5-6-5-15 or 5-6-6-15). Both are 2GB PC2-6400.
  13. Allright, I'm gonna add the more information I can. wevsspot, I don't use that auto-overclock feature, also it doesn't go beyond 15% (what means 3.22GHz on CPU's clock) without giving me black screen. I'm running 3.5GHz stable at the moment. FSB:DRAM in CPU-Z is telling 4:5. Here are my manual settings: - 333MHz FSB (can be set between 200 and 600, default is 266) - 10.5 multiplier (can be set between 6 and 10.5, default is 10.5) - 667MHz memory clock (can be set to auto, 667, 800 and 1067) - 1.90v memory voltage (can be set between 1.80 and 2.235 if I recall, not 2.1) - Auto MCH Chipset voltage (can be set to auto, 1.25 or 1.40) - +100mv VCore voltage (default is 1.248, can set +50, +100 and +150mv increases, that makes a max of 1.398) Also, C1E Support, CPU TM Function and Execute Disable Bit are enabled, and Max CPUID Value Limit is disabled. I can also leave RAM latency in automatic settings or manually set CL, tRCD, tRP and tRAS. If pics are going to help, I'm gonna upload later because I'm late to my class. lol
  14. How come? o _ O My VCore limit is 1.39v, I can set the memory voltage between 1.8 and 2.1v, MCH voltage to auto, 1.25 or 1.40v and can't manually set the fsb/clock ratio. =/ I'm gonna try something right now. Be right back.
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