Also, there's one little thing that I noticed - it is idling at 2.88GHz, and I don't know why. Normally, it idles at 9x133, aka 1.2GHz. Once I started messing with the base clock and CPU multiplier, it started running at full speed while idle. It's not a huge problem, but things are running a bit warmer than they need to while idle. Any ideas? I have turboboost enabled btw.
It is a bit annoying how I can get the CPU to run super hot at stock speed AND idle, or a bit noisy under stock speed and load, or a bit LESS noisy and yet quieter WITH some overclocking and voltage adjustment. lol... I was wondering why the reviews for this cooler said their CPUs were running at 50C under load, and mine was at 60C... only NOW I'm getting the expected temps.
I'm running prime95 right now, and am at test 9 and it hasn't given any errors. (btw if there are any errors, will they be in the text files that it's leaving in it's directory, local.txt and prime.txt? Or will it give me a dialog box?)
And while I am starting to overclock, I am NOT going to be taking my CPU to 4.2GHz! I'm ok with doing a small overclock, and I'm not comfortable with going as far as waldojim and snypertodd!
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 22 January 2012 - 02:49 PM