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    Tony,
    Yes, there is a lot of very interesting information out there and you (or at least I can't) keep up with all of it. I'll post some links later this week to some Intel docs that you and others may find interesting.

    My research seems to indicate that if the CPU is kept at a temp below the max (tjMax), then the CPU will not be harmed as it's operating within normal limits for the device. I like to keep the CPU as cool as I practically can, keeping in mind that the more fans you add, the noisier the systsm is and at some point you reach diminishing returns. As long as my $229 CPU performs at the speed of a $1000 CPU, I feel like I'm getting a bargain!! If I have to spend hundreds of $ to get the performance I want, then I'm not interested. So far, my latest experience with Intel overclocking has been effortless, fun and productive!

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    From Intel's website... This was a question posed about the i7-3770, not the "k" version, but I believe it's still valid...

    Correct Answer by Intel_Karla on Nov 16, 2012 6:14 AM
    Your processor has a TCase value of 67.4°C; anything from the Tcase and below will be the expected temperature of the processor in normal use, anything that doesn't stress out the processor (watching movies, burning CDs, browsing the internet, creating documents, etc.) When the processor is stressed out meaning that you are running heavy processor applications that take control of the CPU or uses it at 100% the temperature will go beyond the Tcase. It can perfectly reach 80 to 85 degrees and the processor will still be OK. The cooling fan is in charge to keep that temperature there.

    If the processor temperature reaches 100 degrees or more it will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent mayor damages and most likely it will not be possible to turn the computer back in until it cools down.

    The normal processor temperature will depend on the chassis type, the hardware involved and the location of the computer, and it usually is lower than the Tcase.

    For troubleshooting purposes on the processor side what you can do is making sure you have the latest BIOS version of your motherboard in order to have the latest micro code available for the processor.

    You can also run the IntelŪ Processor Identification Utility to see if the processor is being properly recognized by the system, please find this utility download here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...x?DwnldID=7838

    The other troubleshooting step you can do, is verifying the processor’s functionality. The IntelŪ Processor Diagnostic Tool will perform a stress test on the processor and will also monitor the temperatures. The IntelŪ Processor Diagnostic Tool can be found at: Processors — What is the IntelŪ Processor Diagnostic Tool?

    Your processor specifications are located at: ARK | IntelŪ Core

    If it is the case that any of the utilities fail or it is found that the processor is having an issue, feel free contacting the customer support center: Contact Support
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    Intel burn-in test results


    4.7GHz Intel burn-in test results from last PM...
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    My temps did not exceed 175 degrees F during the burn-in test and previously, the temps would reach 190 to 200 degrees F. The extra fan on the radiator, in the push-pull configuration made a big difference!
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    I'm impressed!

    175°F -> 200°F... to put that in °C that is 79°C -> 93°C... still very high for me.

    The Intel specs of i7-3770k show "Tcase = 67.4°C" so I thought that exceeding this will result in a reboot / slowdown. But it seems that is not the case here... (EDIT: now I've seen the Tcase explanation above, thanks!)

    Nice work Art!
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    Yes, very nice work! 4.7GHz out of a processor designed at clock speed slowest 1.2 GHZ to fastest 3.5 GHZ (Or 3.9GHz via Intel Turbo Boost Technology). That's almost a Gig faster than turbo.

    That push/pull design is efficient just like a push/pull prop aircraft. It gets the air cranking.

    Are you going to crank her up more, Art? If you do, you'd better screw that thing to the work bench before it flies away!
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    Thanks guys! I'm very, very happy with the performance but I do have to try and get to the magic 5GHz goal, you know! This PC has been a very positive experience for me and I can wholeheartedly recommend the hardware and software that I've used. It's fast and rock-solid and those are my most important requirements.

    There is a 14 year-old boy who needs a new PC and we are friends of his family and they are going through some very serious and potentially deadly medical issues and I'm trying to figurre out a way to get the $ to build him a PC. Actually, I would get the hardware/software and then help him build it as he's a very sharp, good kid! As soon as I figure out how to do this, I'll let you guys know and document the process and get this well-deserving kid the PC he deserves. I've built him the PC he and his parents are using now, but it's just an old Dell that I've upgraded and it's as good as it's going to get. I hope to get this next project going ASAP!
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  8. #358


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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Thanks guys! I'm very, very happy with the performance but I do have to try and get to the magic 5GHz goal, you know! This PC has been a very positive experience for me and I can wholeheartedly recommend the hardware and software that I've used. It's fast and rock-solid and those are my most important requirements.

    There is a 14 year-old boy who needs a new PC and we are friends of his family and they are going through some very serious and potentially deadly medical issues and I'm trying to figurre out a way to get the $ to build him a PC. Actually, I would get the hardware/software and then help him build it as he's a very sharp, good kid! As soon as I figure out how to do this, I'll let you guys know and document the process and get this well-deserving kid the PC he deserves. I've built him the PC he and his parents are using now, but it's just an old Dell that I've upgraded and it's as good as it's going to get. I hope to get this next project going ASAP!
    Art, I think it's great what you are doing!!! You could start a collection here on Eightforums for this boy. Just let me know and I'll make the first donation.

    I know from recent personal experience what medical issues can do with a person. And if building a new pc can help to set those issues aside for a while then it is worth every penny of it!!!

    Rover
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    @azasadny:

    You should double-check that the thermal-throttling is not kicking in.

    Ivy Bridge 22nm Review: Intel Core i7-3770K and i5-3570K

    Burn-in-Test is ok, but Prime95 produces more heat, if you use the same Test-Settings like me. I use Prime95-x64 v27.9 Build 1.

    Good luck with trying to reach the 5GHz. Maybe you are lucky and got your 3770k from a good batch.

    PS: The OC above is only my actual speed and not an attempt to go for the 5GHz again. I stopped last time @4900MHz, but had to go pretty high with my voltages to reach a Prime-95-stable-state for more then only a couple of hours, as single cores started to fail after some time (you can see errors coming-up for single cores, when running Prime95).

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    Thanks for the info! I'll do more research, benchmarking, etc... this weekend. Right now I'm adding a new 3TB WD NAS Red hard drive to my WHS 2011 server and "swapping" out an older 2TB drive and that takes some planning and time. We had a concert to attend at our girl's school last night so not much got done. I'll get some work done this weekend and post the results!!
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