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Why is everybody using such big air cpu coolers?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

I do the same thing. 

The temps look good. 

 
 
 

BTW, I got quiet a better single core performance, when I had the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology unchecked, and my ram set to its xmp profile (3200 32GB CL14 GSkill TridZ Kit of 4). Would it overheat my hardware? Funny enough, after disabling the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, the multiplier was set so that with the xmp profile, i had stock speed cpu wise, without xmp it would've been 2300 MHz, something like that. Wouldn't it be preferable? Since the ram is rated for it anyways? I'm getting around 500 more points in geekbench single core score.

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17 minutes ago, Melodist said:

BTW, I got quiet a better single core performance, when I had the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology unchecked, and my ram set to its xmp profile (3200 32GB CL14 GSkill TridZ Kit of 4). Would it overheat my hardware? Funny enough, after disabling the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, the multiplier was set so that with the xmp profile, i had stock speed cpu wise, without xmp it would've been 2300 MHz, something like that. Wouldn't it be preferable? Since the ram is rated for it anyways? I'm getting around 500 more points in geekbench single core score.

You can check your temps to see if they're too hot. Feel free to do whatever results in better performance. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, WoodenMarker said:

You can check your temps to see if they're too hot. Feel free to do whatever results in better performance. 

It does result in a LOT better performance, I mean, I'm gaining around 500 points more single core performance in geekbench, which would take quiet some overclocking, while the cpu speed stays at 3.200 MHz. Looks like ram in standard is bottlenecking the cpu. The only weird thing is that this way, Aida 64 shows cpu package draw at 0.5 watts, which is usually 100. So pretty much, the xmp runs at the ram's profile, approved by gskill, or actually the value what the ram is sold for / paid for, and the multiplier at a value that results at the same stock speed. So overclocked ram approved to a value by the manufacturer with lower cpu ratios that end up at the same stock speed? Give me the same cpu temps, but scores as if I had overclocked it to 3.7 or 3.9 GHz.

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