7.CPU OVERCLOCKED - RESULTS
Ussually first gen of Threadrippers can hold between 3.9 GHz up to 4.1 GHz, depends on quality of chip and cooling methods. My sample is solid, I tested it one year before.
With LLC3 and 1.275Vcore I got final frequency on chip 3950 MHz. I was close to 3975 MHz, but after some time I got error. Average temperature was 71 C on chip.
I left fans on the maximum for to be save for highest CPU stable frequency...So again 56 dB
I tried also Cinebench on maximum. Up to 4050 MHz on all 16 cores and 32 threads.
If I compared full cover IHS AIO cooler with ROG Ryujin 360, there is some difference. Still, TR4 coolers are more specialized and some part of heat can be on corners of IHS (there are not CCX, but some heat from it). So basically temps on die are a little lower and thats mean a little higher OC. But AIO TR4 are only for TR4 platform and can not use it for another else. ROG ryujin is more multipurpose.
The price is not the best, but...I like design of the cooler, OLED display and also small cooler to cooling the VRM. Thats very good idea. Of course I can not forget on Noctua Industrial series fans. These are really quiet. Manufactory process is on high level - classic Asus. I like also software part to tweak the pump+fans in FanXpert. The main HW statistic information you can have on your OLED display. Why not. The cooler is really quiet , specially in idle. Of course with high overlcocking the noise will be a bit higher, specially on platfrom, where the CPU has close to 300W package 🙂 But on "standard" CPUs it will be different story (ussually around 180-200W after OC).
I see disadvantage in you con not refill the liquid or adding next hardware to the liquid cooling circuit as example GPU. Alphacool Eisbaer has this feature. But it is first ROG AIO cooler, so maybe in next version in future? Anyway I can recommend you this cooler if you are ROG fan or if you want quiet and good performance AIO cooler with active VRM cooling and wow effect OLED display 🙂
itzycharles: whats your model of motherboard? If Asus, you are OK. If not, you can not install the Ai Suite.
IF YES: download last version of AI Suite, eg from model Maximus XI. Version from maximus XI working OK on X399 Asus boards 🙂