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post #11 of 55
oh fun
Do you limit yourself by temperatures? If so, what is your personal threshold at 100% load?
not really although i haven't really had an issue with temps.
Do you limit yourself by voltages? If so how much?
this is the big one i usually base it off the max safe voltage for the chip.
Do you limit yourself by a specific clock? If so what speed?
this i'll push the chip as hard as it goes.
Does the CPU limit you? Would you try to get the highest clock you could for a 24/7 rig if you could?
i don't really shoot for the highest i could, and hell i base my clocks heavily around the season, winter i run higher summer and i run lower just for my own being 35C+ ambient is murder.

all these is obviously based off my sig rig.
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When this happens:


    
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When this happens:

haha yes smoke and fire usually cause me to back down a bit or at least run for the fire extinguisher
post #14 of 55
Q9550

Do you limit yourself by temperatures? If so, what is your personal threshold at 100% load?
I'd like to keep it below 60c, but I know it can handle higher temps.

Do you limit yourself by voltages? If so how much?
Around 1.45v max in bios.

Do you limit yourself by a specific clock? If so what speed?
4.0Ghz is fine with me, don't really need more.

Does the CPU limit you? Would you try to get the highest clock you could for a 24/7 rig if you could?
No the CPU doesn't limit me at all, even though it's a somewhat older CPU. It can probably do 4.4Ghz.
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post #15 of 55
For me I keep pushing till either voltages are nuts or temps are cutting it close. I am willing to go 1.55v on this CPU, but heat keeps me away. I hit 73C as is... 1.5v 3.8 I am hitting close to 85C and sometimes 90 (which does a instashutdown).


Yeah personally it is either heat or voltage. Although sometimes it is also the system that won't you go no more. My GTX260 wouldn't go over 1512 shader for folding. Any higher and it would crash. Other people hit 1600 on air with ease.

My card (560Ti) can do 1000 core 1.15v folding but is stable at 975(probably 980) core gaming at 1.15v. Temps stay below 70 for me.
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post #16 of 55
It's time to stop overclocking and go back to your 24/7 settings when the california heat bump brings your stable CPU to its knees (I'm talking about something that goes from priming for 1-2 hours no problem, to rebooting in 2 minutes, just because it got out outside).

Someone said these chips start acting up around 80C (unless you increase the vcore to compensate)....seems like they were right...
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post #17 of 55
Stability is very important to me so for 24/7 use I don't push my CPU too far, I set a predetermined voltage limit that I know is much lower that what could be considered "unsafe." Since I got my 2600K and I just put the multiplier at 44 with 1.3V and didn't push any further. I would be comfortable up to 70 C or so however now I max out around 54. This weekend I think I'll see how far I can get with ~1.4, though.
 
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Voltage and temps. If I hit the max of either I stop.
    
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post #19 of 55
Pretty much what everyone else said, OC until I'm uncomfortable with the temps or voltage, which ever comes first. With my current rig its the temps holding me back. At 1.375 v it starts to hit 78c in IBT.
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when u're p c is smell nd on fia.
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