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E8400 - how far have people got them on air?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by phatboy, 3 Jun 2010.

  1. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Oxfordshire

    hopefully should have one of these chips soon, just wondering what I hopefully can push it to on air cooling (Freezer7 Pro)

    heard that 4ghz+ is possible, but dont want to cook it if i am being over enthusiastic lol

    Cheeers

    Ben
     
  2. raralis

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 496

    Location: London / Belfast

    I've got one running @ 4.0 ghz

    Was getting 40-45c for idle and 65-70c for prime95 after 2 hours or so.

    I'm sure it can go higher but I don't need more power from it for the apps I runs.
     
  3. RichBowman

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2008

    Posts: 270

    I've got mine at 3.67Ghz, basically on stock settings. Am sure it could go higher, but is being held back by the MB (a P43). Getting it to 3.6 was easy as pie. VID is 1.2 last time I looked. Idle is about 37-39C, under load, I've never seen it higher than 59C, also with a Freezer Pro.

    Rich
     
  4. no idea what

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,924

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Mine runs stable on air at 4.0GHz, 65-69C on load.

    I've had it running stable at around 4.4GHz, but the temps were starting to get a bit high for my liking.
     
  5. Malazan

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Aug 2008

    Posts: 525

    Just got mine to 3.6GHz on a stock cooler (only had it for 24 hours). With prime it gets to about 63C-65C.
     
  6. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Oxfordshire

    thanks guys thats great :)

    looks like i should be safe around the 4ghz mark then :D
     
  7. Malazan

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Aug 2008

    Posts: 525

    Here's a question, what is the best cheap push pin CPU cooler?

    (I'm not removing the motherboard because quite frankly one can't be arsed!)
     
  8. phatboy

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    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Oxfordshire

  9. JonJ678

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Dec 2008

    Posts: 10,371

    Location: England

    This is a bad, bad move. I can't adequately describe push pins within the bad language filter. Get one with a backplate, you don't want to bend your motherboard out of shape or to have the heatsink fall off, crashing into your graphics cards.
     
  10. phatboy

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    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Oxfordshire

    actually is the v2 still push pin? i know the the v1 defo is an its a cracking piece of kit
     
  11. phatboy

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    mine has been in place for about 2 years without any issues at all....F7 pro weighs nothing tbh, not likely to bend anything i would say,
     
  12. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

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  13. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    arhhhh ha!
     
  14. MeddlE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,360

    Location: Kent, England

    Mine only clocks to 3.96 max, could be my DFI board, could be that I'm not doing it right. Temps at 59 load, 43 idle while at 3.9.
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2010
  15. phatboy

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Oxfordshire

    be interesting to see how my new machine compares against yours MeddlE as i am hopefully getting 2 4890 XXX's from the same guy i am getting the chip from :)
     
  16. MeddlE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,360

    Location: Kent, England

    If you want any direct comparisons let me know. Mine is a C0 stepping.
     
  17. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,417

    The Freezer 7 Pro is push-pin and more than adequate for all but the most extreme overclocking with zero risk of "bending" your motherboard. Stop spreading FUD.
     
  18. Big.Wayne

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,704

    Location: London

    Off Topic:

    Is that a real human voice narrating that video or one of those text-to-speech systems! :p
     
  19. RichBowman

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2008

    Posts: 270

    Sorry if this is a slight derail...

    I'm on a p43 MB at the moment, but might be able to pick up a p35 for maybe about £30... I've heard these are good for overclocking (compared to the P43, which seems to really struggle past 410mhz on the FSB),

    Is it worth getting one to see if I can push the chip further - maybe 4Ghz? Or just stick at around 3.6..?

    Cheers,

    Rich
     
  20. no idea what

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,924

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I'm on a P35, seems to overclock very nicely :)