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Old 01-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well im stepping up my 260 gtx to 295 gtx and have a couple of questions about it.

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OCZ GAMEXSTREAM 700W PSU

1. Would my computer bottleneck my 295 GTX?
2. Should I push my chip further?
3. Will my PSU be able to handle the 295 GTX with no problems?

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Old 01-25-2009, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. No
2. Not Necessary
3. Yes
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Thanks for the reply. I Pushed my chip to 4275 MHz @ 1.36 vcore in CPUZ but in BIOS 1.38125. I stress tested with intel burn test 5 runs. Highest the temp got was 90 C, which is alot but it idles 44 C. Prime95 Makes it only hit 69 C.
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At 90C it should cut out and freeze try a different temp monitor program
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69 is high for load.. with the wolfdale's I wouldn't want it to get any higher than 60's.
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Should I add more thermal paste? I have the ACF7 with AS5. I had problems before where I didnt have enough paste on. Or maybe my thermal sensors are messed up.
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possibly the sensors are not as accurate as you would like. I would personally just re-apply some more paste, it never hurts.
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grain of rice worth of thermal paste. The ACF7 isn't really a high-end cooler, its excellent for its price but getting a 4+ghz clock in acceptable temp range is a challenge on air even with a Thermalright true 120 extreme.
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Should I spread the paste around the chip or just put the Heatsink on it. I am putting the paste like said on the AS5 Instruction PDF a straight | down the middle of the chip.
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grain of rice worth of thermal paste. The ACF7 isn't really a high-end cooler, its excellent for its price but getting a 4+ghz clock in acceptable temp range is a challenge on air even with a Thermalright true 120 extreme.
+1. Buy a new heatsink if your going higher.

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Should I spread the paste around the chip or just put the Heatsink on it. I am putting the paste like said on the AS5 Instruction PDF a straight | down the middle of the chip.
Put a grain of rice in the middle and just let the heatsink spread it.
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