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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

18 Feb 2012   #1291
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Yes those chips are known to run hot. When I get in the mood I think I will put a Corsair H80 in and see what I can do. It seem like I got one of those chips that clocks good. Believe me this chip gets hot fast if I get carried away with the cpu vcore volts.


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18 Feb 2012   #1292
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
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.
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Just swapped out the Coolermaster CPU fan with a PWM Noc. The CM fan had quite a drone, and ran at 1900 RPM all the time. The Noc has a max of 1400, and is running at 1250 and is much quieter. Temps are unchanged. Just waiting on the GPU radiator to get rid of that annoyance, and my PC will be much quieter.

It sits on my desk an arms length away, otherwise I wouldn't hear it at all. The Antec tri-cools on low were not that bad, but as soon as the boot video appeared, the CM CPU fan really spooled up. Happy with the result for the expense. A Guy
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19 Feb 2012   #1293
smarteyeball

 
 

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.
When I first started using Noctua fans, I also thought they were the ugliest damn thing I'd seen.

But several years later I actually like the look of them now

It takes take time to get over the colour. Only a year or two

For those who have black interior cases and nothing but noctuas, I think that setup looks pretty damn good. Much better than you'd think it would be.
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19 Feb 2012   #1294
profdlp

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

I'll take your word for it smarty. I have to admit that I was glad for a windowless case.
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19 Feb 2012   #1295
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Patrick, my case will have blue LEDs inside so the "puke" effect will be somewhat lessened. Actually they look better in hand than in pictures...a little bit.
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19 Feb 2012   #1296
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Put the pair of Noctua fans A Guy recommended on the H80 today. They are as quiet and effective as advertised.

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...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.
Sounds like the coverage is good.
What is your ambient temp?
I've noticed the water tank is sensitive to ambient temp.

The mounting bracket might be too loose or too tight.
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19 Feb 2012   #1297
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
...What is your ambient temp?
I've noticed the water tank is sensitive to ambient temp.
I have a digital desktop thermometer which usually varies between 77F and 81F. I know that it's actually lower than that in the room, or I would be uncomfortable. I just moved it to the floor next to the side intake fan on the case and it went up about a degree almost immediately.

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The mounting bracket might be too loose or too tight.
I don't know how it could be either. The base plate screws are finger tight (as recommended by Corsair) and I tighten the waterblock screws until snug. I worked with hand tools for years before my current deskbound student situation and have a good feel for when something is "just right". (Learned the hard way when I was starting out by having crap fall off or by stripping screws a few times.)

Just rechecked the thermometer (still on the floor) and it's risen another degree while I was typing this post. I know there is good air circulation in the room. I have two computers, four monitors (LCD) and two laser printers in here (generally in sleep mode), plus I run a medium sized air filter (allergies) and have a table fan exhausting heat out the door and down the hallway. I'm going to open the window for a few minutes (32F outside at the moment) and see how much the temperature drops. If I'm not back in ten minutes, send a dog with a keg of brandy because it means I have frozen nearly to death. (On second thought, I already have a dog - just send the brandy.)
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19 Feb 2012   #1298
profdlp

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

Where's the brandy? I've got frostbite!

Interesting hour that turned into. The quick version:

Room temp dropped from 77F to 67F
CPU temp dropped from 40C to a low of 25C
Ran Prime95 through all ten tests uses all 8 Cores (4 Cores + 4 HT) and topped out at 60C. When I ran it for less time yesterday with the windows closed it hit 75C.
Stopped Prime95 and temp dropped faster than usual.
Shut windows 20 minutes ago. Room up to 71F; CPU at 34C.

Conclusion: The computer cooling system works fine, my room is just too darn hot.

That's it for weather. Next up is Dick Jockley to bring us all the scores from around the ballparks. After that, Joan Boobsmax with traffic. Back to you in the newsroom, Walter.
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19 Feb 2012   #1299
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The Brandy is on the way, not sure if it will help or maybe the cause of the issue at hand

This looks like a PEBKAC or a PICNIC induced error difficult to diagnose and even harder to solve. Brandy might be the only remedy

Let us know if we have been any help for your.... dilemma

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20 Feb 2012   #1300
profdlp

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

PEBKAC I know. But PICNIC? That's a new one.
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