Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by _jM, Dec 7, 2008.
Yea, its always nice to have a back-up plan
Something like that, although I'm running mine at 1.51 volts, not 1.45 which is what I've heard is the max voltages you can go to without risk.
I've been running it at these voltages since christmas and havn't noticed and stability problems yet, so I think I'm safe for now.
I'm surprised that my Thermaltake Typ 90 is performing so well; even running at 4.1 GHz it never went above 50 degrees!
I'm thinking about getting a new PSU soon, since the one I have now is generic rubbish. -.-
I found my 4.1 GHz SuperPI score I did a while ago (when my comp was brand new).
As you can see, CPU was running at 4.1024 GHz, with a nice score of 14.337 seconds.
error 404, i am just wondering how you achieve such a cool temperature (your TJMax reading is my temp )
I am using CM Hyper TX2 now, with pre-applied paste, what thermal paste you used??
Speaking of that torrent:
Are you sure you have a TJMax of 85C? Shouldn't it be 95? Hmmm...
Nice run on the SuperPI also. One other speculation I have had about these chips is that sub 14.5s SuperPI/20s Wprime 32m is pretty darn good. God I cant wait to get the rest of the parts for this watercooling loop. Hopefully I will have the mod and loop finished before summer hits.
My thermal paste is some Cooler Master Ceramic stuff, it does the job.
What I've done in the way of cooling is:
120mm case fan in the back, taking heat straight from the CPU cooler and shoving it out the back.
120mm fan in my PSU which is also sucking air from the CPU cooler.
92mm fan in the front of my case, pushing air in.
The cooler itself is solid copper, with 6 copper heatpipes. It has a high CFM low noise 92mm fan on it, which needs greasing (its making an awful noise on startup).
I've lapped the CPU cooler, which was necessary because I had to first file off a corner from the copper contact block, as it was sitting on my motherboard's capacitors!
Lapping the CPU cooler to a flat surface probably improved my temps a good deal, because my contact block was fairly scratched and very concave.
Your TX2 should be doing a good job, I built a rig with an E8400 OC'ed to 4 GHz with that as its cooler. I can't remember the temps though, but they were pretty low.
And JrRacinFan, I've noticed I beat your score by less than .1 of a second in WPrim32, with my CPU at 4.1 GHz and yours at 4.2 GHz. What happen??
And for the TJMax thing, maybe C0 stepping CPUs can't handle as much heat?
Couldn't get it wprime stable and didnt feel like messin with it for that long 1.6v & stock cooler.
This was the only bench I ran at 1.6v and that was on the DFI Dark the MSI won't allow me to go past 1.5v core in bios....
error 404, thanks a lot for your recommendation .. i am suspecting that my crappy PSU heat up too easily because of the low efficiency, and the CPU place very near to the CPU & CPU HS (am using Gigabyte G31 board) and though the PSU spread quite a lot of heat to HS and eventually lower the performance of the HS.
anyway, i already ordered an acbel PSU with more than 80% efficiency (not certified though) and with higher W, and hopefully the new PSU wont heat up so easily compare to the existing one.
I am also ordering OCZ Freeze TM, but that is currently out of stock over here now and wont arrive until mid next month.
I will also look into placing a fan in the front case.
Your details input should help me a lot. Thanks!
my peak temp is still at 65 C now. i really hope to bring it down another 10 C
Torrent, good luck with solving your cooling issues!
You speak good english considering its your second language, compared to others I've seen.
Jm, you run this thread; would an E5400 CPU count in the benchmarks section? I'm thinking of upgrading the the next few months, might be an E5400 or a E8x00.
Thanks! I actually worked in a US based company over here. I can write better than speak as we use a lot of email communication
no, im sorry but this is for 5200's only. But you can still post your OCs and what not. And we will be more than glad to help ya out
Fair enough, I think I'll save up for an E8x00 in that case. The 6 MB of L2 cache should help my favorite game, garry's mod, run a bit faster. Any idea on what used E5200s sell for?
Give yah fitty USD Error! W00t!
In AU, probly close to 60.
You'd be surprised, a new one fetches just over AU$100 on eBay. Considering mine is used, it might be a little less. That just leaves me needing about $150 for the E8400...
Error 404, i did some testing with my office PC which using E8400 (default 3.0GHz), and compete with my home PC E5200 which OC to 3.45GHz.
I tested both with Super PI 1M and 8M.
For 1M, E8400 beat E5200 by slightly more than a second with a result of 15.719s.
However, 8M result is more interesting, E5200 actually beat E8400 by 20+ second. The result for E8400 is 3m 38.246s.
I am not sure is it due to my office PC only has 2gb ram, as it is a Dell, so i got no idea how to OC it
Just to share some info with you
Interesting finds, torrent. I'm certain that an E8400 would be able to overclock much higher than my E5200 though, and the extra L2 cache will benefit me a fair bit.
Its probably the fact that the computer is a Dell. They never use good quality motherboards or RAM...
yeah E8400 definitely more powerful, just that E8400 is almost 2.5 times more expensive than E5200 (based on the local pricing here), the price performance ration might not be as good as E5200 though.
Why don't we have a max FSB list in this thread?
Has anyone got over 400FSB?
402 ha ha.
Hi guys, i have some small problems with OC'ing my e5200 So i ended with 266 x 11,5 x 1.325v. Its bad i think. Max core temperature i got is something about 60*C and im using Auras Wave as cooler. So, im doing something wrong or i just have very bad luck ?;p
Have you tried lowering the multiplier from 11.5 to 11? It's best to start at 6 and go upwards.
well, If I were you I would re-seat the heatsink and fan with better thermal paste. and then try to OC. These chips are good OCers aand they runn cool as well. So it sounds like you have a problem with cooling rather than OCing'
I tried 11 x 280 and Orthos died in 1 minute.
Im using zalman stg-1, so its not so bad ;p
Try bumping your FSB term voltage up a notch or 2.
You are talking about this right ?
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