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darktron
08-20-2010, 05:08 AM
i like to know if it safe have the core tamp running at 70c to 77c max load?
i just got my rampage 3 extreme and loving it.
i have been doing a lot of homework on the i7 930 voltage and stuff.
i have got it running at 4.0 ghz but just don't like see the core tamp going that high when using prime95.
i just like to know if it is fine ?
i'm kind of new to overclocking =)

xeromist
08-20-2010, 08:25 AM
Sure, under 80 is just fine. I'd really start to worry if it was over 90c consistently. I've had my CPU hit 90c during overclocking tests and there didn't seem to be any damage.

Also, try playing with the memory voltage and QPI, it's possible that you don't actually need that much voltage to the CPU and might be able to run a bit cooler by backing it down. If you've hit a sweet spot then I'd say you're doing well to hit 4.0 and less than 80c (assuming it's stable).

darktron
08-20-2010, 02:37 PM
just let you know i'm using the noctua nh-d14

darktron
08-20-2010, 03:04 PM
i have cpu voltage at 1.3000v
i have qpi/dram core voltage on auto

xeromist
08-20-2010, 05:41 PM
That's a nice vcore voltage so if you want to work on your temps further I would note the automatic voltages and see if it remains stable when you lower them a bit. Vcore is the biggest heat generator but the other voltages heat other parts of the CPU and can have an overall warming effect. Overall though I'd say you are fine where you are at, it just depends on how much tweaking you want to do.

darktron
08-20-2010, 06:03 PM
will the i7 930 have a safe vcore voltage it is 1.3500v
the stock is 1.8000v and the extreme 1.5500v

darktron
08-20-2010, 06:13 PM
i have got my cpu at 3.8 ghz with the core tamp with max load is at 55c

Kaboom
08-20-2010, 08:35 PM
1.3V-1.35 is a good safe range to keep your voltages at for your CPU. You shouldn't need more than that.

darktron
08-23-2010, 03:10 AM
so far 24 hr test i got my pc overclock to 4.004 ghz and i'm running the cpu voltage 1.2675v and the core tamp at 68c-74c in max load . later on going to take pic and post it to see if i need to do any fixing in the bio so you guy can give me a hand on what i need to fix in bio

Hpnotiq
08-23-2010, 05:25 PM
What kind of cooling are you using darktron? Stock? Air? Water? Chilled-Water? DICE? LN2? If your still on stock, I would highly recommend getting premium air or some water cooling. It's always been my experience that overclocking a proc high but stable is never good over extended periods of time on stock or even air unless its something like a True Copper Heatsink. Also be sure to experiment with all your setting, figure out how to fine tune things down, you might drop the temp or increases the processing power by small amounts through unseen means. Just the other day V2-V3 and I got my wolfdale E8600 up to 5 ghz on Air cooling in a Rampage Extreme board.... we also some how managed to kill the board but I think its a short in the system.

darktron
08-23-2010, 06:07 PM
this is my computer i building a week a go
http://i34.tinypic.com/2iizpjn.jpg

Hpnotiq
08-23-2010, 09:48 PM
I like what I am seeing Darktron, not only in your computer but also the big breasted chick holding a huge sword on your desktop. You might want to fix the dates on your camera, it says you took that picture 2 months in the future, then time traveled back in time to post it. Nice use of cable management ports, a lot of people are to lazy to route everything through those holes.

One thing I'd like to ask/recommend- The 2 Fans on your CPU cooler, are they both flowing to the back of your case? or forward and is your rear fan following suite? Too many times I see people forget about proper airflow and just throw there fans in a case, all blowing inward. I like to have my flow go from the top and front of my case out the back, also side door fans are perfect, they push a nice amount of air over your entire mobo. The case looks great though, Very nice job. I hope to see some custom paint jobs or modding done to that case next! perhaps a Devil May Cry 4 case mod????

darktron
08-23-2010, 10:21 PM
it is my mom camera and i don't know how to fix the date on it

darktron
08-23-2010, 10:23 PM
my cpu fan is blow air out so that i have in mind to get high air flow in my pc case

darktron
08-23-2010, 10:25 PM
i was think of getting one more fan for my cpu to take air out of my pc case so i can put in a nice cold beer in it if i need a cold one lol that was a beer joke but no i will not be putting beer in my case lol

Hpnotiq
08-23-2010, 10:42 PM
No, you have it all wrong Darktron, you don't put beer in your case until you have water cooling, then you have the open port at the top of your case which your pour beer into and a hose coming out the bottom straight to your mouth, this is a Modified Beer Bong that cools your computer as well as supplies you with beer.

AnthonyLackey
08-24-2010, 03:55 AM
I got my core i7 920 Rev DO running at 4.2 24/7 with idle temps around 42c and max load temps around 52-55c on Water. I love this RE3 board it runs really smooth. I've hit a max BCLK wall at 224 though when trying to max overclock this board. I think if i had some SS/LN2 and some better memory I could get a bit more out of it for max overclock. Highest I have got this thing up to is 4.685.

darktron
08-24-2010, 05:17 AM
i got home at 1:05 am. i just helping my friend to build his pc.

darktron
08-24-2010, 05:21 AM
o ya soon i'm going to build a amd computer
i got money to burn

Brian@ASUS
08-24-2010, 07:32 AM
i dont want to be the sore loser but.. you're gonna have to cover up those nips otherwise i have to take the photo down. ill give you 12 hours, i dont want to get in trouble =]

darktron
08-24-2010, 07:51 AM
i drop the nips out but not my beer lol

Brian@ASUS
08-24-2010, 09:35 AM
lol shoulda just censored it with a black bar or x

darktron
08-24-2010, 03:44 PM
yes but to lazy lol guess what happen today when i wake up i find out some thing wrong with my cpu fan and i find out what the big sound was coming from it was the wire hit my big fan at the top of my case and it make a big cut into the cpu fan so i have to buy a new cpu fan. i'm not happy right now and i'm going to get me a nice cold beer to cool me down be for i go kill someone

xeromist
08-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Can you just splice the wire, or do you not want to do that?

darktron
08-24-2010, 05:36 PM
i can but i'm just lazy and buying a new fan off my friend that not using the noctua nf-p12

V2-V3
08-30-2010, 09:36 PM
Drop in a 250CFM fan like the Delta 120MM PFB1212UHE-F00 (http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/delta-pfb1212uhe-f00-120mm-insane-speed-fan.html)
with cool air intake from the rear of the case blowing in, you will be very happy with your idle and load temps, be warned this fan is loud at nearly 70dB, im sure there is a 4pin PWM variable version of this fan so you dont have to wear earplugs when gaming :D

you defiantly have more room to clock your CPU, just need to gets the temps lower and bump up the Vcore maybe get to 4.3 -4.4ghz 24/7 stable with your cooler and a good fan.

BTW good Overclock you did!

darktron
09-01-2010, 04:11 AM
thx v2-v3 that was fun on the weekend on the nos can lol
give the cpu some nos lol
will so far running at 4.014 ghz is so good right now and my vcore was so nice that i don't need to have it high to run at his speed. my friends say man u done good with your pc.
i hoping on the weekend i going to start overclock again to see what i can get with my cpu
i maybe have to take a look at this fan you talking about and try it out

darktron
09-01-2010, 04:27 AM
i look at Delta 120MM PFB1212UHE-F00 on youtube holy cow. it is a jet fan it so loud sound like a jet is passing back

Hpnotiq
09-01-2010, 09:59 AM
Yes the Delta is loud, not exactly something I recommend for day to day use. Since it would be plugged into your CPU Fan port you can adjust the speed of the fan as well so its not a jet turbine all the time. There are other things you can do but its 3am and I'm to tired to adequately think of them, I know you can set it up so the fan speed steps based on the temp of your cpu and there are other cool things....

darktron
09-01-2010, 03:38 PM
i'm think of buy one now =)

darktron
09-01-2010, 09:34 PM
hey guy with this Delta PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm what kind of tamp you get with this in your pc. my friend like to know because he think of getting one

Hpnotiq
09-03-2010, 06:48 PM
I don't remember the temps I pulled Darktron, if nobody throws up some information Ill do some testing with a Delta and some other generic fans to get temp differences. The Fan is only going to provide as much cooling as the Heat sink can pull heat of the CPU, so it all comes down to what quality of heat sink or radiator you are using.