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I need a new case? (i7)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Naff8000, 21 Oct 2009.

  1. Naff8000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jan 2009

    Posts: 2,174

    I can't get my 920 past 3.6ghz before it comes unstable. I've changed ram multiplier down to 6x, tried all type of voltages on vcore, ram and vtt, nothing works.

    The cpu temp under prime95 @ 3.8ghz doesn't get to 67c before it crashes so would I be right in guessing the problem is either the ram or chipset that's overheating?

    I have a bog standard coolermaster elite case with just the exhaust fan.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. BIGBC

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,668

    Location: Chester/Loughborough

    Try building the system outside the case and see if you can get it any further to help confirm/deny your thought.
    You could also try instlaling some extra fans in that case, surely you have at least one intake ? If not you should get one anyway.
     
  3. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,103

    Location: Intel HQ

    maybe its a bad chip, if your worried about heat (which i doubt it is) then leave the side panel off and even have a desk fan blowing at it and then try

    what board are you using? chip a d0?
     
  4. ETNiES

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Sep 2009

    Posts: 569

    Location: Dublin

    List your specs could be your ram, try running memtest
     
  5. Naff8000

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jan 2009

    Posts: 2,174

    Thanks guys. I don't have an intake no, and my wires inside aren't exactly completely tucked away yet. The 920 is a brand new D0 though.

    Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
    OCZ Gold 6GB PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz)
    Corsair TX 650W
    Alpenföhn Nordwand Cooler
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850
    Corsair M225 64GB SSD
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2009
  6. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: London

    These component deserves a much better case.
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2009
  7. ETNiES

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Sep 2009

    Posts: 569

    Location: Dublin