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A Phoenix from the ashes

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#1 8 years ago

QX9650 Corsair H50 (and NF-P12, push) 750i FTW 2x2GB DDR2

vCore: 1.3625 FSB: 1.3 SPP: 1.4 RAM unlinked at 800MHz 4-4-4-15-2T

Tested eight hours stable with small and large FFTs at 3.7 - 370x10. I get an error within a few minutes at 380x10. I'm also reaching my temperature threshold with the highest core hitting 60°C.

I'm thinking now that I'll just add my CPU into my dedicated loop for my 480 when I get enough money together to start buying stuff. For now though, anyone any ideas how how I could get more out of this? I was thinking on trying ~350x11, but I'm not sure if that'd be any better; generally lower FSB means lower heat and less instability.


Gettin' hardware chilly

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#2 8 years ago

60*C as a load limit for a Quad is pretty silly. That thing should be able to take up to 80*C with no problems at all. Less FSB isn't going to do anything, its just generating too much heat for the cooler to keep up.


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#3 8 years ago

60C is actually pretty cool for a overclocked quad. The Q9450 i used to have was hitting the low 70C range @ 3.8Ghz with 1.4-ish volts. My i7 is maxing out in the high 60s under load @ 3.8Ghz.

You've got a lot of headroom yet before you have to worry about heat.


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#4 8 years ago

technically aren't they rated for 90C?

but lower temps = better overclocking (otherwise LN2 would be a joke)