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GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 + 2500k = 5.0 GHz so far

Aussie Allan

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Re: GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 + 2500k = 5.0 GHz so far
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2012, 09:42:54 am »


  5.2 on Air Absic ..... A lot of people would sell there Grandma to get where you have ..... I think you've reached the limit of the current  setup

  If you reeeeeeeeeeealy want to get to 5.3 on air .... I read some people have installed  a killer third Buzz saw fan to the 14 coolers and run it off a single front bay speed controller .... take it to 5.3 under 100% fan speed and then start backing  off the fan at 10% increments till it fails/BSODS

  Pretty cost effective exercise ..... probable only around 15 squid and a couple of hours fitting

  Or go to water ... ;D.... Wicked thermal paste you must be running  ;)

  Aussie Allan  8)
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Re: GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 + 2500k = 5.0 GHz so far
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 10:27:08 am »
Getting to 5.3 GHz on air is a distinct possibility and if I were into setting records then I would take the motherboard out of the PC Case and install it on a test bench, remove a couple of sticks of RAM, add another cooler to the Noctua and have a couple of desktop fans blowing air over the whole thing. But I think I will call it a day at 5.2 GHz as I don't really want to go through all that at the present time. And it's worth remembering that the 5.2 GHz I have achieved is with my PC configured as it is for everyday use, which I feel makes it even more impressive.

Yes, switching to water cooling would be the next logical step if I wanted to run 24/7 at 5.0GHz+ and I believe the system would allow me to do that. As I mentioned previously I am now seriously considering this option and feel that when finances allow, a water cooling system will be my next major investment.

The main reason I wanted to tweak this system and to see what it was capable of was because I switched after more than 10 years of running AMD systems to Intel. I also felt happy with AMD as the platform always allowed me a reasonable O/C but this Intel rig has blown my AMD system away.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

Aussie Allan

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Re: GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 + 2500k = 5.0 GHz so far
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2012, 10:36:18 am »


  A sad day for AMD But ....... "WELCOME LUKE"

  Aussie Allan 8)
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Re: GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 + 2500k = 5.0 GHz so far
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2012, 11:05:25 am »
Wicked thermal paste you must be running  ;)

Actually the Thermal paste I have been using is an un-named, special, home-made brand (not made by me I hasten to add) that I have been testing and which has proved very effective. I have been especially pleased with the speed with which the CPU returns to "normal" temps after stopping the test sequence. This has been a consistent 4 seconds, which is twice as fast as the Noctua NT- H1 TIM that I usually use.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.