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angry hampster

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Re: Gaming desktop?
« Reply #100 on: May 26, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
Be careful with voltages and bumping frequencies. Things get very hot very quickly. When you start bumping up the bus speed/frequency, it puts a lot of additional stress on your mobo's north bridge.

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Re: Gaming desktop?
« Reply #101 on: May 26, 2012, 10:06:12 AM »
I know. Im monitoring it while i do it. If i get temps over 80 100% load, i back it down. Im just trying to see what it will do.
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Re: Gaming desktop?
« Reply #102 on: May 26, 2012, 10:32:57 AM »
Careful now. You are quickly approaching the limits of air cooling on the 2600k. You'll start seeing some pretty high temps when you go past 4.5, and the performance returned will not be noticeable to you.

If you are seriously getting into going beyond 4.5, then it might be a good idea to check into water cooling, but even that isn't going to get you past 5-5.2. Hardly worth the $500 price tag of a custom loop. ;)

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Re: Gaming desktop?
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2012, 10:44:11 AM »
Hmm. Thats interesting. Ill just leave it at 4.5 for now then.
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