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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:44
oh theres space for 1 maybe 2 120mm fans along the top, just not enough space for the h80 ones (as theres 2 and the radiator)
So I'll try that, fans are only cheap after all.. Thank you for your help!
Where do the fans plug into btw? I take it that varies between each motherboard?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:49
Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:54
Excellent, I've ordered the fans and I'll let you know how it goes. I appreciate your help!
Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:31
Posted 17 February 2013 - 00:37
I put 1 fan on the top as you said, pulling air out. And ordered 2 of the fans you said and put one on the front of the case (replacing the stock one) and one on the bottom.
My temps appear to be around the same. I'm thinking of swapping out the stock h80 fans now, as not only are they quite loud but don't seem to be doing their job that well.
Are there any particular fans you'd recommend, or would the ones you said before be suitable for the radiator too?
(btw would epu power saving mode have any effect on temperatures?)
Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:31
Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:52
Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:02
First time doing any overclocking so i'm pretty much a novice when it comes to it, been meaning to get into it, learn about it but never did. Today i did it via the bios and first attempt i got my dual core 3ghz to 3.3ghz. Pc seemed to be faster, games loaded up abit more faster too. Temp for my cpu was still around the 37c mark, popped to 40c when playing a game. I tried to overclock to 3.67GHZ but that crashed my pc at start up. So 3.4GHZ is my limit.
My question is, 2 programs, but both give me different readings.
See from picture.
On cpu-z it says 3.398ghz (so nearly 3.4ghz) But AIDA64 says CPU Clock is 2.2GHZ unless i'm seeing something, even windows say 3.4ghz
Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:18
Aida can shows true values if You have SpeedStep enabled, so Your CPU drop clock when idle, if You have WinRAR or 7-zip use test mode to see if Your CPU rise when under load. Latest CPU-z always shows highest clock speed.
About Your OC, did You have set manual vcore or it is on auto, if on aute then cpu didn't have enough vcore on start
Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:19
SpeedStep - Automatically lowers the multiplier from its max. (9x for the E6850) to 6x when the machine is idle. The result is less power consumption and heat production. It goes back up to 9x when you start to get a CPU load. This is a power savings option.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:24
Look at the multiplier value Orange, in CpuZ you`ll notice that it`s at x9 whereas in Aida it`s at x6. Basically this
I personally don`t like going to close to the limit. For the performance gain i don`t think it`s worth it.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 13:29