EVGA 680i mobo
2gigs of mushkin RAM DDR2 800
850w power supply
and an Intel CPU cooling system kit
Well I was able to overclock my cpu to 3.6 ghz but it was running at about 58C idle which is a little too close for comfort from what i've read
I was thinking that the only way to keep my computer cool enough to overclock, that i would need some kind of actual cooling besides just fans (and i wanna stay away from liquid) basically i wanna know if there is a way to turn the inside of my computer into a refrigerator, maybe with like actual cold air being run to the cpu or into the case.
If someone could possibly give me some ideas or product names that would do the job thatd be sweet
Also, I was running coretemp on my computer at its normal 3.0 ghz and it displayed a solid 48C idle, is that normal? I was thinking maybe theres too much voltage going to the CPU, its currently set at 1.42V. Or maybe its normal for a e6850 to run at these temps. Either way, in a nutshell, I'm looking to actual get cold air to my computer, not just fans and maybe some hints on overclocking a e6850. I have run any stress tests YET. I plan on doing it tonight, I'll post results with idle and load.
P.S. I apologize for any grammatical errors or anything, I'm not an idiot I promise, I just had to write this in a rush. Thanks Guys.
Edited by jhemfl, 13 January 2008 - 08:01 PM.