P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

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P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi everyone!

I put together a kind of mutant monster sweeter spot using some parts from 2008 summer (case, power supply, hard drives) and some parts from 2011 back to school (cpu, mobo, ram, ssd).

What I ended up with was the first system that ever gave me the urge to overclock! >:P

So I've done a few things by following this guide:
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overcloc ... nners.html

Since I trust this community so much, I figured I'd check in here and see what you all think of my current progress.

I've got the RAM running at 1600 (9-9-9-24-2N-1.50v) which was what it defaulted to when I set the AI Overclock Tuner to X.M.P.

The CPU is running at 100 x 40 per the first set up instructions in the above mentioned link.
Load-line calibration is AUTO.
CPU manual voltage is set to 1.12v. Again, I'm just blindly trusting the guide.

I'm running a stress test now, and after 45 minutes, the CPU according to the ASUS Monitor is around 70C. The RealTemp program shows some higher numbers... Minimums from 73-77 and maximums from 79-83. Prime95 Self-Test shows all tests passed.

So I guess my big question is... am I doing it right? ^_^;
Are the temps about normal for a stock cooler and factory thermal paste?
What's a comfortable goal to shoot for with this set up?
Any other tips?
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:33 pm

While that isn't a dangerous voltage, don't blindly trust guides like that.

Otherwise, it's looking good. Have fun with it.
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:49 pm

I've always been sort of old-fashioned with unlocked muliplier cpu's.

I bump up the multiplier as high as I can without Prime95 failing. Once it fails, I drop it down 1 level (usually .5).
I now start to bump up my mhz (used to be fsb) by 5. Re-run Prime95 each time. Once it starts to fail, I drop it down 1mhz at a time until stable.
Then I bump the core voltage up by the minimum amount. Then I back the fsb back down, and try another .5 mulitiplier. Then repeat. I also load some sort of temp monitoring program (speedfan or something). I don't try to push the core voltage higher than the second highest I can find on my method of cooling.
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:04 pm

temperature is too high. why isnt anyone satisfied with stock? a large amount of people here think that overclocking the cpu will get you more framerates, dont blindly trust anyone or anything imo
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:29 pm

jonbanh wrote:temperature is too high. why isnt anyone satisfied with stock? a large amount of people here think that overclocking the cpu will get you more framerates, dont blindly trust anyone or anything imo


I don't do it for framerates in games. Its awfully useful when trans/encoding video, though.
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:41 pm

Well... it's kind of a warm room. CPU is at 37C idle.

But if it's too warm, how can I make it better?
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:06 am

You could do what I've already suggested.....

Or do it this way: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide
His max temps were ~45C.

Much as I dislike most of Tom's stuff (mostly my latent issues from 10 years ago when Tom was actually there), this is a pretty good explanation.

Also, 100 mhz is way too low.
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:21 am

TheEmrys wrote:You could do what I've already suggested.....

Or do it this way: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide
His max temps were ~45C.

Much as I dislike most of Tom's stuff (mostly my latent issues from 10 years ago when Tom was actually there), this is a pretty good explanation.

Also, 100 mhz is way too low.


He had a much more efficient cooling setup than I do. I'm just using what came with the processor. With that being the case, I wonder if my temps are too high and how to lower them.

What would you suggest instead of 100mhz? Go easy on me, I'm new to all this. :) I just read so many articles about how "easy" it is to overclock the 2600k, even with the stock cooler, so I'm just testing the waters.

Considering that a lot of people will end up with this exact setup from The Sweeter Spot, it'd be cool if there were a few recommended settings for the bios from TR.
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Re: P8Z68-V w/ 2600K (2011 Back to School Sweeter Spot)

Postposted on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:42 am

Upgrade your cpu cooling.there are plenty of options out there from great air coolers to sealed 120mm water systems.I am running a asetek LCS with 120mm push pull w/HQ quiet fans"Its pretty much like a corsair h50 setup but a bit better".I am running my 2600k@4.5ghz with 1.325 volts.My idle and load temps with room at 70 degrees F are 30-61c on 50% fan speed,@100percent fan idle and load temps are 28-56c.I know it will run faster but there is no need @ this time,to be honest 4.5ghz isnt needed YET! but i figured i would burn it in.
As for thermal compound.The new diamond stuff is the best in my book.I was really surprised to find out diamond conducts heat 5 times better then copper.
Well diamond is the future of electronics,once they can figure out how to manufacture chips out of it.It will be amazing,runs 4 times as fast and @400degrees but doesnt need a heatsink.BTW thats just a example.
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