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EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 12:41:40 pm »
ok had to up it again as on the 2nd test had an error in core 2.

managed to clock it this time but it settles at about 72c in core 1 max.

under full load will that be ok? ive added a 4th fan.


chupo

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009, 12:44:04 pm »
You will rarely use your system to the max, so most likely you will not encounter those temps. Which cooler are you using, and have you checked thermal paste?

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 02:27:16 pm »
First, turn off everything to do with energy saving (EI1, Thermal control etc)

333x9, set divider to match your RAM (Whether it be 800 or 1066), increase RAM voltage just a wee bit and set CPU V-core to 1.3678 (I think that numbers right) and leave everything else on Auto.

70c is too high. Max load temp you want to see is ~65c. Check your cooler is fitted correctly because I normally have Q6600/6700's running ~45-50c max with an Akasa 965 cooler (awesome cooler by the way if you can get 1, better than the Arctic freezer and it's quiet for ~£15)

The board as others have said, won't ever do SLI, sorry. But it's an awesome board. I use it in alot of my builds and always overclock on it. Even it's little brother is a monster! Got a Q6700 on air @ 3.6Ghz rock solid on the EP43-S3L last week :D

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 04:42:10 pm »
Its the stock cooler i have at the minute on there.

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 04:49:41 pm »
Just turned off all stuff you advised and set cpu fan to lock on full rpm

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2009, 05:17:37 pm »
Ok I still can't bring the temps down. I will get a new cooler I think.

Just done a mem test and it froze so I've upped the voltage from stock one notch on ram and will try again.

Badbonji

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2009, 06:21:21 pm »
Use the ram voltage it is rated for, ram doesn't use much power or produce alot of heat anyway.
Try buying an aftermarket cooler, even something like an arctic cooler 7 or something, it kept my Q9450 at around 50C under load with 20C ambient.

What is the FSB, Northbridge and Southbridge voltages? Could adjust them, as the northbridge can get very hot!
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
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djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2009, 10:55:17 pm »
just ordered Akasa AK-965 Intel LGA 775 Heatpipe Cooler.

just been playing WAR online for past 3 hours and temp never got higher than 60 so thats not too bad until i get the cooler.

Badbonji

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 09:39:38 am »
Not bad at all, 60C is fine. Processors were really designed to run on high load 24/7, so they can take temperatures up to 70C for most 775's and 80C for core i7's, as more damage is done when they constantly change temperature from cooling down after turning off the pc and turning back on, as they expand and contract.
I think I used the akasa 965 cooler at GOOC, and it handled the core i7 quite well also. I gave it to my friend, who is cooling a E8400 at 3.6Ghz with it.
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
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djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2009, 10:53:58 am »
Cool, well that will come tomorrow.

never fitted one before, is it difficult?

Also, is there any programs i can use to test my ram stabilitY?

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2009, 11:59:39 am »
Akasa 965's are a bogs dollocks ;)

Far better than the AC7 in my opinion! Fit's just like the standard Intel cooler. Make sure you place it so the fan faces the RAM (this way it pulls col air in and gets pulled out the back and out again by your rear case fan - I can post a picture if you don't understand)

Best thing for testing your OC and it's stability? Prime95, CPUz and Core temp. Run CPUZ to check the OC and v-core (remember, all motherboards suffer from a thing called "v-droop" and it varies from mobo to mobo), if the speed is jumping up and down then there's still energy saving going on, so you must turn it off.

Then run Core Temp to check core temperatures (duh) and check CPU load.

And then last but not least, run Prime95 stress test "Blend". This will test your RAM, mobo and CPU stability. Once it's started running you'll see your CPU load reach 100% on all cores. The test will continue until BSOD, frozen, core failure or until you tell it to stop.
- BSOD depends, it can be RAM or CPU stability. Usually adding a little voltage to each helps.
- Core failure usually means the CPU needs more v-core, but it can sometimes be NB as well.
- Frozen is usually NB needing more voltage.

If no errors appear within ~6-8hrs your OC is generally classed as 99.9% stable. Although, a lot of PC's can run fine and fail this test. It's just 1 of those things I guess. Depends how solid you want it.

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2009, 03:30:14 pm »
Cool thanks.

I ran mem test and all seems ok.

Just been playing crysis for the past couple of hours and the temp peaked at 59 which im happy about.

Also managed an average of 30-40fps on very high with no AA :D :D

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2009, 03:50:47 pm »
Gratz dude!

~Bex

djdime

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Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2009, 07:21:47 pm »
Thanks :D

could you post some pics of your cooler seated?

is it possible i may damage the cpu removing the old cooler?

Dave

Re: EP43-DS3 overclocking and SLi
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2009, 09:54:25 pm »
Ok not actually 1 of mine but still....

http://media.photobucket.com/image/correct%20mount%20arctic%20freezer%20pro/jasonstr/DSCF0140_edited.jpg

And no, unlikely. Just turn the push pins 90 degrees anti-clockwise and then pull them and they should pop out. Clean the old thermal compound off the CPU and mount the new cpu cooler. Push the pins in diagnols... (don't do both the same side each time)

~Bex

 

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