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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

17 Feb 2012   #1281
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A SITD (shot in the dark) could the HD and AC97 audio connectors/headers be flim-flammed?
I accidentally found out my front panel had a USB short when I broke the plastic and got a new one. USB worked fine then.


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18 Feb 2012   #1282
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Put the pair of Noctua fans A Guy recommended on the H80 today. They are as quiet and effective as advertised.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
...When you apply the paste next time, after you are done, remove it and take a picture and post it here, I'm sure you will get lots of advice.

If you have any paste coming out the sides of the CPU you have too much.
I put a very thin layer on the CPU and cooler, then a small dab or small line, depending on the cooler type. As per the link below.

Check this tutorial/pictorial on applying thermal paste, the pictures will help.
Best Thermal Paste Application Methods...
Sorry, I did not get a picture. (No camera...) When I removed the H80 for the fan replacement I did look it over with a magnifying glass. It looks just like the pictures that IC Diamond's website said were "correct". No extra goop, no blank areas, no bubbling indicating air pockets. My new temps might be a degree or two lower, but nothing dramatic, and still in the low 40s.

I also replaced my pair of 1TB storage drives with a pair of 2TB drives, since the old ones were about 85% full. I've been merrily transferring all of my dirty pictures data over and the CPU has been around 10% usage, so the temps I mentioned above are a little higher than idle. I expect to give it the Prime95 treatment sometime tomorrow.
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18 Feb 2012   #1283
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

profdlp this might be of some interest to you.
Corsair H80 CPU Cooler Review | Hardware Secrets
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18 Feb 2012   #1284
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I also purchased two Noctua fans to put on a Hyper EVO cooler. I hooked one up to a spare Molex connector to test the airflow and noise. They come with two resisters to lower RPMs, one slow and one slower still. I couldn't tell any difference in them. I was reading the box for a clue. It took me several minutes to find there is a flap on the back which opens and has the info. These are great fans and take a long time to stop after power is off meaning they must have a really good bearing inside.
Post Your Overclock!-fan-1.jpg

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18 Feb 2012   #1285
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So far everything Noctua advertises I have found to be true.

Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!
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18 Feb 2012   #1286
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If they only came in black as an option. they are proud of their brown/beige color though.
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18 Feb 2012   #1287
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I have bumped her up a little more.Post Your Overclock!-2222406.png
Under Prime 95 temps 65 to 68 c


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18 Feb 2012   #1288
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good temps and low CPU volts too!
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18 Feb 2012   #1289
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I have bumped her up a little more.Attachment 198956
Under Prime 95 temps 65 to 68 c
Excellent, especially for that CPU. They run really warm, don't they?
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18 Feb 2012   #1290
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If they only came in black as an option. they are proud of their brown/beige color though.
If you have occasion to call Noctua, don't even suggest they change the color. They get indignant. That is their trademark. Don't ever believe anyone who says they will start making different color fans.
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