- Overclocks.com thinks that the TIM could be causing the high temperatures seen.
Great find INTEGER!!! It seems like that is the most likely cause of the high temps and mediocre overclocks.
On another thread i started for a Ivy Bridge Cooler shootout article request. link: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=81504
I mentioned removing the IHS and mounting the cooler right on the naked die.Like on the AMD bartons, Pentium Ms and still naked AMD GPUs.But after googleing it i found that more people damaged there cpu or gpu just removing the IHS.The few that did succeed has pretty dramatic cooling improvements like a gtx 480 a 5600+ a P4 willy.
Some say the die is not flat enough to mount a heatsink.But complete wafers of completed cpu dies have a mirror finish and look pretty dang flat to me. Maybe having 4 stiff rubber/or silicone spacers on all 4 corners of cpu die package could make applying a efficient cooler safer or even ATIs/AMDs GPU spacer square,anything that would keep the cooler level on the cpu die.After all that is all that needs to be cooled.
I did know the sandy IHS was soldered on and dropped the subject.But this is very interesting.
As for whoever was perturbed by me,or though i was ignorant since i was thinking about upgrading to Ivy over my 2600k.I just want you all to know i built this system knowing i could put ivy in down the road since intel made that clear soon after or when sandy was released that they were going to stick with the 1155 package and so on.Does that make me ignorant or obtuse to think a little ahead.
I do not know how my OP made people running on older systems mad.For the record that was not my intention at all.
But if ivy was to hit 6ghz+ on water or a great air cooler I am sure a good amount of people would sell there 2500/2600ks to by a 6+ghz cpu for very cheap once you consider you can get more then 150$ for a 2600k used.Would that not be a great affordable upgrade?
I would also like to add that tons of SB cpus hit 5+ ghz on Air alone.I also thought with the shrink to 22nm would let IB hit the 6+ghz on air also.Now with Integers find that the IHS is not soldered to the die like SB i think intel did it on purpose so we could not hit 6+ghzs on air.Its almost like Intel put a resistor compound on ivys IHS to keep temps high enough so they don't make SB-E platform get smoked by a much more affordable quad core cpu.
Anyone with a Promethia mach 1 or 2 to get the cold to the die can now have a 6500mhz screamer from what i have seem with subzero clocking on the Ivys