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Posts posted by Bignut

  1. Hello all, I've been getting some noticeable frame drops while playing Escape from Tarkov, I am usually stable at 144 fps but it often dips below 70 before coming back. The game is installed on an SSD so I don't think the studder is because it's loading assets.


    My specs:

    i7 6700k @ 4.7 Ghz @ 1.375v
    16 GB ram 3600Mhz @ 1.4 V

    Asus Strix 2080 Ti


    Looking at the MSI afterburner log thing, I noticed my power dips every time I experience the studders.

    I've tried swapping power strips and separating my PC's power and my monitor's power to different outlets with negligible effects.

    I'm not sure what else to do here, I have Windows 10 set to "High Performance" mode.

    Thanks for your help!


  2. Hello all, I'm bored working from home so I've decided to take on overclocking my i7 6700k.

    I'm learning it's less scary and complicated than I originally thought, which makes me regret not applying a light overclock when I bought my parts ~3 years ago.


    Here are my relevant specs and what I'm at right now. Also please tell me if something looks off, I'm new to overclocking.


    CPU: i7 6700k @ 4.6 ghz, 1.355v (Didn't mess with it a lot, pretty sure I can go slightly lower)

    Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S (I have 2 fans on this in a push-pull config but I don't think it makes a difference)

    RAM: Team T-Force DARK PRO 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 (using the xmp profile, 3200 mhz, 1.4v; Didn't push the timings)

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

    Case: HAF XB EVO


    At 4.6 ghz, my cpu idles at about 35-40C, under load it tops at ~75C. (I think that's typical?)

    I got it stable 4.7 ghz @ 1.375v, but it started getting up to 85C and I decided that was out of my comfort zone.

    To test stability I'm running Prime95's torture test for 5 minutes. If it doesn't crash after I call it good and so far I haven't had any problems.


    1. Is purchasing a Cryorig R1 Ultimate or a Noctua D15 cooler a good option if I want to get the most out of overclocking my current CPU with the possibility of re-using said cooler when I upgrade? (No idea when I'll upgrade but hopefully not this year.) Also I prefer air coolers, no AIO water shenanigans.
    2. Is 1.4V for a CPU OC the "safe limit"? I haven't seen a consensus.