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  1. amuffin said:
    You could always use four uni's.


    Sorry can you elaborate on that? What are uni's?
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  2. I like the Bitfenix Shinobi XL :)
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  3. reilentless said:
    Sorry can you elaborate on that? What are uni's?

    Four universal waterblocks for your 6870 X2, they would fit onto each of the GPU's. You would just have to buy sepearte VRAM heatsinks, mosfet heatsinks, etc. etc.
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  4. I'm after a full tower so I like the first one considering the rest were Mid Tower, the Xigmatek also has a nice finish, similar to the 800D except with a nice large side fan :D

    Xigmatek Elysium Black CCC-HSA0DS-U01 I CHOSE YOU! Now to see if they have that available in AUS.
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  5. amuffin said:
    Four universal waterblocks for your 6870 X2, they would fit onto each of the GPU's. You would just have to buy sepearte VRAM heatsinks, mosfet heatsinks, etc. etc.


    Ah nice, I was actually after something like that considering I couldn't find any specifically for the 6870x2. Got a link that I can use a reference? Thanks in advance.
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  6. Hm, thought he was gonna watercool :P
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  7. reilentless said:
    Ah nice, I was actually after something like that considering I couldn't find any specifically for the 6870x2. Got a link that I can use a reference? Thanks in advance.

    You can use this website for almost every single GPU and mobo.
    http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

    These are only EK blocks, but here are some that will work:
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vga-supreme-hf-plexi.html
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vga-supreme-hf-en-nickel.html
    http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vga-supreme-hf-bridge-edition-acetal.html

    Remember you need four of them, 2 for each card.

    Best bet would be opening up a newer thread discussing about all of the parts you want to put in this loop!
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  8. amuffin said:
    Hm, thought he was gonna watercool :P


    Can still watercool in the Xigmatek, always good to have an extra side fan :D

    Thanks for all the help guys, about to go to bed, 1:30am down under. I'll start a thread the next time I on.

    Thanks again guys, much appreciated!
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  9. -crawls in with screenies-

    Name: mocchan
    CPU: i7 2700k
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
    CPU Voltage: 1.38
    CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 100*48
    Clock Speed: 4.8Ghz
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Rijpaws 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24
    Cooling: Hyper212+
    OS: Win7 Home Prem. 64 Bit

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2469438


    -crawls out-
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  10. 4Ryan6 said:
    Hyper threading is an option, not a standard core requirement and that does not have to be a requirement that hyper threading be enabled.


    Without hyperthreading enabled you basically turn your i7 into an i5, which kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it?
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  11. DarkOutlaw said:
    Without hyperthreading enabled you basically turn your i7 into an i5, which kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it?


    Not if you only want overclock it higher, in daily use HT is perfectly enable and usable but in OC is better "less" cores for a higher frequency.

    Hello guys, coming back from the shadows again... ;)
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  12. Updated with my new RAM. 16GB of 1600:

    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2486629.png



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  13. Ive got my 3570k to 4.5ghz on OFFSET mode and max voltage 1.200, ive used prime 95 and done alot of gaming and it seems stable? is the a good voltage then?
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  14. I would bump it up 0.01v to ensure stability.
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  15. amuffin said:
    I would bump it up 0.01v to ensure stability.


    Right so is that a good voltage? im very new to overclocking cpu and i have LLC on ultra high and power on optimised
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  16. ive put it to +15 on offset now instead of 10 and it seems completly stable and benchmarks and games run fine....

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2489867
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  17. 2.6ghz!! :D
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  18. I'm a voltage wimp, so here's here's my stock-voltage OC.

    Name: Z1NONLY
    CPU: i72600k
    Motherboard: Asus P8 Z77 -Vpro
    CPU Voltage: 1.208
    CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 100*40
    Clock Speed:4Ghz
    RAM: Patriot Sector 5 1333mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24-2T, 1.5v, 16Gb
    Cooling: CM 212+
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    CPU-Z Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2493073

    Screen shot after 2+hrs of prime95:
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  19. Try 1.31V, should get you to 4.5ghz!
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  20. Like I said, I'm a voltage chicken.

    I ran a few load tests when it was bone stock and found ~1.2v to be the "stock" voltage. 4Ghz seems to be the fastest it will go with that voltage.
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  21. +1 for 1.3v
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  22. If I was sure I wasn't reducing the lifespan of the chip, I would.

    I will probably upgrade in the next 4 years, but I don't want to be forced into it by a CPU that starts getting gremlins.
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  23. Z1NONLY said:
    If I was sure I wasn't reducing the lifespan of the chip, I would.

    I will probably upgrade in the next 4 years, but I don't want to be forced into it by a CPU that starts getting gremlins.


    Honestly, that's what the warranty is for. You can get the Performance Tuning Protection Plan, like I did, just to be absolutely safe, but really, there's no way for Intel to know that that you fried your chip from OC'ing, if you don't tell them. :ange:
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  24. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Honestly, that's what the warranty is for. You can get the Performance Tuning Protection Plan, like I did, just to be absolutely safe, but really, there's no way for Intel to know that that you fried your chip from OC'ing, if you don't tell them. :ange:

    Story of EVGA and I....... :kaola:

    Good thing EVGA covers OC in their warranty..............
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  25. These chips have a lifespan of what like 15 years or something crazy. Overclocking will cut this down to something like 10 years. It is really minimal.
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  26. Hi all. This is one of my previous overclocks.

    Name: MikolRayne
    CPU: I7-3930k
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    CPU Voltage: 1.384
    CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 125
    Clock Speed: 4500MHz
    RAM: G.Skillz RipJawz 2000MHz DDR3 9-11-10-28-2T
    Cooling: Custom Watercooling Loop
    OS: Windows 7 Professional
    Stability Test: 2 Hours of Prime95



    Note: Lost the actual CPU-Z Validation link over the past few months. Will re-update over here once this stabilizes. I have a feeling it needs a 0.05v increase to stabilize.

    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2500985
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  27. Ok stabilized it.

    CPU: I7-3930k
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    CPU Voltage: 1.315V
    Load Line Calibration : High
    CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 127
    CPU Strap: 125
    Clock Speed: 4572MHz
    Multiplier: 36
    RAM: G.Skillz RipJawz 2032MHz DDR3 9-11-10-28-2T
    Cooling: Custom Watercooling Loop
    OS: Windows 7 Professional
    Stability Test: 2 Hours of Prime95


    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2501742.png
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  28. CPU: I5-3570K @ 5 GHz
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX
    CPU Voltage: 1.408
    Clock Speed: 5000 MHz
    Multiplier: 50
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz DDR CL9
    Cooling: H80 (single fan)
    OS: Windows 7 Professional
    Stability Test: 1 Hour of Prime95





    CPU-Z validation

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  29. Wow, pretty nice for an ITX mobo!!!

    Those temps are really high too....

    Why are you running 1 fan on the H80 though? :S

    Can it fit in the PC-Q08?
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  30. Core I7-2600K@4.4ghz
    ASUS Z77 Sabretooth
    Vcore 1.302v
    Clck Spd 100.53*44
    RAM 16gb Kingston Hyper-X Genesis
    RAM SPEED 1600mhz DDR3 CL 9-9-9-27 804.2mhz(1:6)
    Cooling H50 from Corsair in a push pull config.
    Also 8x CM Megaflow Blue Led fans that I think are 1600rpm
    Windows 7 HP SP1 64bit

    CPU-Z Validation http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2515702 Not sure how to go about this actually. First timer trying to get validated but this one was at the bottom of the screen under the cpu-z banner but it looks like 2 urls http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2515702.png
    If anyone can give me a hint as to what to do once i get my validation url and I am also trying to upload a screenshot too.
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  31. Don't touch the BLCK, make sure it is at 100!
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  32. amuffin said:
    Wow, pretty nice for an ITX mobo!!!

    Those temps are really high too....

    Why are you running 1 fan on the H80 though? :S

    Can it fit in the PC-Q08?


    Thx,

    yes under prime load the temps are really high but i think it’s still a problem with my airflow! It can be solved. :pt1cable:
    My personal challenge was to get a H80 into the itx case and still keep all case fans into it! I have choosen the option with only 1 fan because otherwise there would be no space for the graphic card!

    Here u can see my project!

    http://itxler.blogspot.co.at/2012/09/mini-itx.html
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  33. Is it possible to have the fan on the other side to push out?
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  34. yes of course but i want to to push cold air from the outside through the radiator!
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  35. That just heats up every other component inside, I meant can you have the fan on the other side so it's pushing through?

    I'd try to lower your voltage as well...
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  36. Quote:
    ;)


    Name: reilentless
    CPU: i7 960
    Motherboard: ASUS PT6D Deluxe
    CPU Voltage: 1.40
    CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 213x21
    Clock Speed: 4.46Ghz
    RAM: 12GB Kingston HyperX ti 1702Mhz 9-9-9-24
    Cooling: EK-KIT H3O 360 HFX w/Bitspower G1/4 - 3/8 Compression Fitting CC3 and PrimoChill PrimoFlex Pro LRT Tubing UV Blue 3/8ID 5/8OD
    OS: Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

    CPUZ Valid - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2518425

    So after taking some of yours and amuffin's hardware advice I finally got it all together. This took me almost 10 days to finish due to some hiccups along the way and having to go away for the weekend, but anyway irrelevant :)

    Pictures below of the project... and there is more to come, next I'll give the GPU water blocks a go and I've ordered a 250mm res and mounts to have it installed inside along with some additional accessories just so I can have a play with the flow inside the res. Thanks for the help again and enjoy the pictures.

    Going from the Antec902 to the Xigmatek

    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/rheyan0809/My%20PC%20Projects/Antec902%20to%20Xigmatek%20Transition/

    Water cooling Project and OC results and so forth...

    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/rheyan0809/My%20PC%20Projects/Project%20EK%20Water%20Cooling/

    http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/rheyan0809/My%20PC%20Projects/Project%20EK%20Water%20Cooling/Overclocking/
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  37. amuffin said:
    Don't touch the BLCK, make sure it is at 100!

    How come. Is it part of the rules of the intel overclockers club?
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  38. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2522443

    Also decided to undervolt and underclock for when i need to save power. idles at 28C and under load its a whopping 30C lolol
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  39. inthedark1980 said:
    How come. Is it part of the rules of the intel overclockers club?

    It's bad for your PC.
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  40. Thanks. I dont see any problems as of yet though. I have seen some people with thiers up to 107 and I even seen one guy with a blck of 111. I know with the thermal armour I have I get extremely low temps and have a pretty good board with 5 year warranty so I should be ok and if the chip blows Id kind of be ok with that as well only cause im looking at the new ivy brigde chip anyways. Although I did take your advice and change it back to 100.0. I dont really need to push it any more than what it is. I mean 4.6 with a 2nd gen on a 3rd gen board is pretty good I would think. Although when I tried to get 4.9ghz out of it I gotthe bsod. When I dialed it back to 4.8 I was fine all except it was hotter than what I preferred. 79c is a bit hot for my liking. But with this little h50 I have I get around 59c on prime 95 for over 2 hours clocked at 4.6, But my new build is in the process and I should have some fun with a new ASUS Maximus V board with the 3770k. I know most people say i5 3570k is more than enough but I like video editing and I love the hyperthreading features in certain cpu hungry programs. Anyhow thx for the advice. The longevity of my board and chip deends on tips like this one
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  41. amuffin said:
    Don't touch the BLCK, make sure it is at 100!


    Why?

    inthedark1980 said:
    How come. Is it part of the rules of the intel overclockers club?


    No, you can use turbo or BCLK...

    amuffin said:
    It's bad for your PC.


    Why is "bad" for the PC?
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  42. saint19 said:
    Why?


    No, you can use turbo or BCLK...


    Why is "bad" for the PC?


    From what I've read and understand, the BCLK on Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge chips are linked to PCI-E, SATA, etc, so, when you tinker too much with it, you could potentially corrupt everything.

    http://techreport.com/news/19321/sandy-bridge-overclocking-complicated-by-common-base-clock
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  43. mocchan said:
    From what I've read and understand, the BCLK on Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge chips are linked to PCI-E, SATA, etc, so, when you tinker too much with it, you could potentially corrupt everything.

    http://techreport.com/news/19321/sandy-bridge-overclocking-complicated-by-common-base-clock


    Correct, the BCLK is linked to all those options including RAM frequency that's very important too. But one thing is say that overclocking the rig with BLCK is bad for the PC and other totally different is say what you say.

    1) Using BLCK ISN'T bad for the rig, if you know the limits and don't go above that.
    2) BLCK is limited for that same reason, in normal conditions (air-watercooling) I have not seen any BLCK above 160MHz and not for long time periods.

    All we know that overclocking always means risk, but if your can't handle that, get a locked CPU and save a few buck in your wallet.
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  44. ^ Yes it is. Depending on how forgiving your board and components are, a BCLK over 105 or so can cause data corruption on the SATA bus, USB device failures, and PCIe card instability. If you're lucky, you may be able to push it to 107-110. I've never seen anyone above 110 on a SB or IB system. SB-E, yes, but not SB or IB.

    The simple fact is though, that you don't even need to touch the BCLK with a K CPU. No reason at all. It's pointless.
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  45. saint19 said:
    BLCK is limited for that same reason, in normal conditions (air-watercooling) I have not seen any BLCK above 160MHz and not for long time periods.


    That is something that I didn't think was even possible. 160, even for short periods should cause major issues, from everything that I've ever seen. Say goodbye to your USB ports...
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  46. Usb and SATA ports... they are very sensitive to anything above 110.
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  47. DJDeCiBeL said:
    That is something that I didn't think was even possible. 160, even for short periods should cause major issues, from everything that I've ever seen. Say goodbye to your USB ports...



    Actually I have seen some impressive blck's of 133 which were 100% stable. I did lower mine after reading about what is controlled by blck. which is almost everything. But if your using hih end parts, You would think there would be some lee-way in making the clock work for you. I mean why else would they have let us config it if it was that bad. Any type of OC can be bad but from what I have seen in my own overclocks is that a slight increase to the blck does make my numbers in benchmarking quite a bit higher. Although I cant see myself pushing the bar to 133 or even 160. I cant see the problem in going up a slight bit for some measurable performance gains though. I do have a five year warranty on my Sabretooth and I am looking at getting a new z77 K series chip so I might just try a bit higher. But anyone who overclocks potentially puts themslves at risk to fry something or other. You just have to try increments to find your stable point and with all the thermal radars on my board and none of the temps exceeding 40c. I think I am safe where I am
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  48. ^ Possible or not, I just don't get the point. Why do it?

    Just raise the CPU multiplier by 1 or 2 (or however many to equal what you would get from the BCLK OC) and you've accomplished the same thing and more stably.

    It just doesn't make any sense to OC the BCLK.
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  49. DJDeCiBeL said:
    ^ Possible or not, I just don't get the point. Why do it?

    Just raise the CPU multiplier by 1 or 2 (or however many to equal what you would get from the BCLK OC) and you've accomplished the same thing and more stably.

    It just doesn't make any sense to OC the BCLK.


    We are agree, but say that is "bad" for the PC isn't the best word.
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