- Jun 2, 2005
Yeah that stock cooler is bordeline for a 3900X, I ened up using a noctua NH-D15 to keep mine running cool.
Are you using an HTPC case or a traditional tower? If the former, what are you using?
Is that a 3900x or a 3950x. I am impressed with the results from the review of the newer chip but the 3900x was massive overkill for me already.
If I get time I may test that this weekend. Meaning if building several million lines of c++ code causes the temps to go crazy. I may opt for replacing the stock cooler or see if I can get an AM4 plate for a few year old but never used Corsair watercooling unit.
You should enable PBO as you would raise those EDC, TDC and PPT limits and get a little more oomph out of it. Probably hit all core of at least 4.15-4.2Ghz. Also what memory are you running and do you have A-XMP enabled. I see your Fabric is real low. If you have at least 3000 or 3200 memory your Infiniti Fabric clock would go to 1500 or 1600Mhz, what you really want is 3600 mem and run the IF and Mem clock at 1800 which is what the processor works best at performance wise.
It's good but considering the premium I paid over a slightly slower Intel I am not sure if it was worth it.