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Well its going to be for one of 3 reasons:
1. Not enuff volts
2. Too much heat (unlikely from what you have said!)
3. It's maxed out in an case. I had a 4200 x2, I got mine to 2.79 on 1.55V but to hit 2.8Gig I had to bang it up to 1.6V, I had no issues with heat so that tells me the chip is more or less maxed, I consider myself to be pretty handy at overclocking AMD's and have been pretty successful with 5 different chips over the last 4 years, like a 3000 Barton, 3200 Venice, 3800 Venice, 4200 x2 Manchester and 4000+ Sandy so it was not my lack of knowledge that would not allow the chip to progress, nor limitations of the mainboards I have used.

You strike me as someone who has a decent knowledge of overclocking so you aint missing any of the fundamentals (HTT/Mem divider etc etc) so I think its just the chip, have not googled for a while on what other users are getting as a comparison so give that a go.
hmm could be, i mean im happy with 2.64GHz dont get me wrong. is just that temptation that knowing that other people have done it and me wanting to make it at that level, but i suppose its only 150MHz more so wont really see much of a diff, i think at 2.64GHz and 1.4V its pretty sweet and ill stay on this.

lets see what that artic silver 5 will do ah?
 
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Water is a novelty that I like very much, not only for the loss of massive temps but also its a sound issue, as in you only have the noise of the 120mm on the rad that runs pretty much silent and that does the job to keep the temps sweet!

Also I love the uv effect, and I got my whole water cooling kit for £50

A decent cpu and gpu cooler costs more than that!

;)
 

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if i ever go water I'm definitely building my own, getting a cheap kit is pointless except for looks and maybe noise
 

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see what u mean, but £150+ aint cheap
 
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see what u mean, but £150+ aint cheap
Totally agree with you greek, Import it from the states as the dollar is soo weak compared to the pound lol
 

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Totally agree with you greek, Import it from the states as the dollar is soo weak compared to the pound lol
its an idea, i do have ppl in the US so i could always ask them to buy it and send it through mail, although prices in the UK are hughe
 

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see what u mean, but £150+ aint cheap
wasn't referring to yours :ohwell: , but a lot of people who want water go straight to cheap kits, when they'd be better of getting a top of the line air
 

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soz u didnt make it clear ;) , yher i dnt like going for cheap stuff, cz at the end it works out more cz u buy crap then gd, where u cud of gone to gd straight away lol
 
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wasn't referring to yours :ohwell: , but a lot of people who want water go straight to cheap kits, when they'd be better of getting a top of the line air
Just out of interest, who were you refering to?
 

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Just out of interest, who were you refering to?
i think in my op i wasn't really referring to anyone, just said that i think cheaper kits are pointless to go with for water
 

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probs to some1 who didnt no what w/c actually meant;) :toast:
 

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Totally agree with you greek, Import it from the states as the dollar is soo weak compared to the pound lol
the strength of the US dollar has very little to do with the price you will pay for it.
 

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the strength of the US dollar has very little to do with the price you will pay for it.
yes it is, if a item is 100$ in there and 100€ here it's more cheaper in there ;)
 

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the strength of the US dollar has very little to do with the price you will pay for it.
i think your wrong, that w/c is about $180 or sumit and here is £150 IN VAT at 17.5% so it does matter, things are cheaper in america
 

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Completely agree with Greek. To buy from US with shipping costs can be cheaper (but sometimes longer time to arrive - [i say sometimes b/c certain UK based comps do tend to take their time in deliveries]) but as an overall service, you could get caught up with the costs of returning it if there are problems...

just something to consider when ordering from abroad...

1GPB = 1.96596USD!!! (xe.com @ 15:32)

Start buying the Dollar now!!! ;)
 

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Completely agree with Greek. To buy from US with shipping costs can be cheaper (but sometimes longer time to arrive - [i say sometimes b/c certain UK based comps do tend to take their time in deliveries]) but as an overall service, you could get caught up with the costs of returning it if there are problems...

just something to consider when ordering from abroad...

1GPB = 1.96596USD!!! (xe.com @ 15:32)

Start buying the Dollar now!!! ;)
i no dollar is well bad compared to pound
 
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i no dollar is well bad compared to pound
Hell, if concorde was still flying I would be away over to new york for the day, buy me a load of lovely cheaper than uk priced items @ even cheaper prices because of the lovely exchange rate!

:toast:
 

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Hell, if concorde was still flying I would be away over to new york for the day, buy me a load of lovely cheaper than uk priced items @ even cheaper prices because of the lovely exchange rate!

:toast:

Theres some good deals on to New York at the moment.....£200 return, 5 hours each way.
 
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Theres some good deals on to New York at the moment.....£200 return, 5 hours each way.
Only problem is you have to wait to check in both ways, would have to stay over lol, I can think of worse things to do though!

;)
 

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well artic silver 5 just arrived so i will see what happens 2moz cz i cant be bothered doing owt now.
 

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incidentally, i have 1/2" id kit i'm looking to sell....

danger den tdx with p4 and 754/939/940 fittings, hydor l30 pump, swiftech d5 120mm radiator, 120mm panaflo, 5.25 res, two different coolants included(pc ice and water wetter). no tubing. make an offer if interested.
 
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well artic silver 5 just arrived so i will see what happens 2moz cz i cant be bothered doing owt now.
Make sure you clean all the old crap off first, dont go crazy with it, it will spread nicely, and it takes about 200hrs to bed in to get best results!

;)
 

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Make sure you clean all the old crap off first, dont go crazy with it, it will spread nicely, and it takes about 200hrs to bed in to get best results!

;)
should i put just a dot in the middle, or pure it then spread it evenly
 

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a dot, the hs will spread it on its own
 

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