Originally Posted by GhostGT
Alrighty, so at 3204MHz and a 1.365VCore, and after 8 hours of P95, I've gotten no errors and system is extremely stable...
...in the hottest room ever. My max temps were:
measured with RealTemp. Too hot for my taste, but I don't know what to do.
Worshipme, do you think these are okay temperatures? Should I keep it here or what? Technically how often is my computer gonna see a full 100% load for this to be a problem?
And also, does that P5K mod have anything to do with reducing heat? I can't figure out what's actually happening in the picture either.
see the little yellow piece, you rub a pencil over it to leave an electrially conductive layer of graphite on it so the path of least resistance is via the graphite which increases the flow thus reducing vdroop. Some people then cover this with clear nail polish to stop the graphite wearing off. Also ensure you get the mod specific to your board if you do this as the voltage regulator location varies from model to model.
Couple of other things from your bios screenie.
Memory remap does nothing with 32bit os, set to disable
Manually set your:
cpu ratio to 8 (set it to 9 if you want to try for 3.6GHz)
strap to 400 (use 200 if the DDR2-800 option is not available in DRAM Frequency)
FSB to 400
PCIE Frequency to 100
DRAM Frequenciy to DDR2-800
DRAM Command rate to 1T or 1N (this depends a lot on your memory, if it is rated to run at 4-4-4-12 then it should do so at 1T or 1N) if it doesn't then a combo of more voltage and/or looser timings needs to be found)
DRAM Timing Control - your memory should be able to run at 4-4-4-12 as above, leave the sub timings etc on auto
DRAM, NB, SB voltages, adjust as necessary to achieve stabitilty
Load Line Calibration, this is to combat vdroop, set to enabled (this actually works really well on my current board, on my P5K vanilla it didn't work at all.)
CPU and PCI spread spectrum, set to disable.
I would reenable C1E support and speedstep if it was me.
Your temps are highish but we know the cause, your room temp is the main factor here, unless you're running a 100% cpu usage applications then these should reduce when speedstep and C1E kick in at idle.