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Overclocking I9-9900k and temps

9 minutes ago, Dirael said:

I don't remember where I read those reviews.
One last question, If I were to buy Corsair ML140 and replace stock fans, would it really make a difference, or improvements would be minimal (3-4C)?

ML140 non RGB should help a decent margin (expect at least 5C drop), RGB variant wont help as they are limited to 1200RPM.

 

But with non RGB radiator fans, I'd rather use other models like the Noctua NF-A14 or Arctic P14. Corsiar use MLs on high end AIOs not because they are that good on heatsinks or radiators, but they dont have anything better. The SP are rather loud, AF lack pressure, HD and LL dont perform well in general, focusing on lighting above all else.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone. 
I've build my first rig about one month ago and have been trying to find optimal overclocking settings for 9900k (using Corsair H115i PRO for cooling) since then. It seems my luck isn't as much good as I thought it'd be, and was able to reach stable 4.9GHz at 1.29V with LLC Turbo, 5GHz is possible but temps get unreasonable. However, I'm concerned about temperatures running such benchmarks as Cinebench R15, R20, Intel XTU stress test (max 86C), Aida64 (it reaches 94C after 15 minutes of running). I've resitted the AIO several times and even applied aftermarket thermal paste, which helped a little, but isn't enough. I checked the airflow inside the case, too.
Reviews say that others could reach lower temps at higher voltages using the same CPU cooler. What could be the reason of this? Also, is it safe to have those temperatures?

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Max fans and pump speed?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Jurrunio said:

Max fans and pump speed?

Yes, the settings are at "Extreme" in ICUE, it helps to lower temps only by 2-3C.

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The 9900K is a pretty hot CPU, especially when overclocked

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2 minutes ago, Dirael said:

Yes, the settings are at "Extreme" in ICUE, it helps to lower temps only by 2-3C.

I cant find data on the H115i Pro, but only those for H115i Platinum and other similar 280mm rad coolers. Thing is the H118i Pro has the lowest fan RPM (1200RPM), comparing to the Platinum's 2000RPM and EVGA's CLC 280 with 2800RPM fans. Slower fans = worse performance, that seems reasonable.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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The 9900K is a very hot CPU, you would be better with a top end Noctua air cooler or a biger AIO.


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I cant find data on the H115i Pro, but only those for H115i Platinum and other similar 280mm rad coolers. Thing is the H118i Pro has the lowest fan RPM (1200RPM), comparing to the Platinum's 2000RPM and EVGA's CLC 280 with 2800RPM fans. Slower fans = worse performance, that seems reasonable.

Well, it seems reasonable, but I can't understand how other users with the same cooler could achieve lower temps at higher voltages. That seems unreasonable.
Anyway, are these temps safe or it may cause problems at some future time?

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1.3v is quite high usually you could get like 5.2GHz with that voltage. Try drop your volts for 1.2v you can get 4.9GHz with that.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, schwellmo92 said:

1.3v is quite high usually you could get like 5.2GHz with that voltage. Try drop your volts for 1.2v you can get 4.9GHz with that.

I've already done this, but with no luck and 1.29V is the only stable voltage. 5.0GHz requires 1.330V but I haven't fully tested it since temps are so high.  As I said, silicon lottery wasn't at my side unfortunately. Btw, can high temps be due to cpu itself (bad silicon lottery?

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27 minutes ago, Dirael said:

but I can't understand how other users with the same cooler could achieve lower temps at higher voltages

any links to sources?

 

27 minutes ago, Dirael said:

Anyway, are these temps safe or it may cause problems at some future time?

Just don't stress test it, near 90C is high but at below 1.3V I doubt you'll see any degradation anytime soon.

 

24 minutes ago, schwellmo92 said:

1.3v is quite high usually you could get like 5.2GHz with that voltage. Try drop your volts for 1.2v you can get 4.9GHz with that.

5.2GHz 1.3V? That's for the top bin of 9900K if not the KS. You should not expect that out from every 9900k.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
21 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

any links to sources?

 

Just don't stress test it, near 90C is high but at below 1.3V I doubt you'll see any degradation anytime soon.

 

5.2GHz 1.3V? That's for the top bin of 9900K if not the KS. You should not expect that out from every 9900k.

I don't remember where I read those reviews.
One last question, If I were to buy Corsair ML140 and replace stock fans, would it really make a difference, or improvements would be minimal (3-4C)?

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9 minutes ago, Dirael said:

I don't remember where I read those reviews.
One last question, If I were to buy Corsair ML140 and replace stock fans, would it really make a difference, or improvements would be minimal (3-4C)?

ML140 non RGB should help a decent margin (expect at least 5C drop), RGB variant wont help as they are limited to 1200RPM.

 

But with non RGB radiator fans, I'd rather use other models like the Noctua NF-A14 or Arctic P14. Corsiar use MLs on high end AIOs not because they are that good on heatsinks or radiators, but they dont have anything better. The SP are rather loud, AF lack pressure, HD and LL dont perform well in general, focusing on lighting above all else.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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