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post #21 of 55
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Non of these.
My p43 chipset mobo has a FSB wall @441MHz.
Without this wall i would go for 4GHz 24/7. I don`t want to torture my chip
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post #22 of 55
I usually try and leave 10C between the maximum temp on my CPU and the manufacturer's maximum tolerated temperature. For example, if it's 70C max according to manufacturer, I make sure my CPU, OC'd or not, doesn't go above 60C.
    
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post #23 of 55
If you ask someones grandma: When is it time to stop overclocking? She'll just say: Sorry?
If you ask an idiot like me: When the smoke alarm starts making funny noices.

Basically. What is YOUR general point of view when it comes to overclocking. Just for the fun of it, reaching high clocks. Or having a 24/7 stable system that wont die within a week. Also, if you reach high clocks. Try avoding telling anyone as people like i7Monkey DO exist ^_^

Good luck however!
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post #24 of 55
I am limited by my cpu, I can run below 68c @ 4.8 and no matter what i do i cannot succesfully prime stable for an hour @ 5ghz even though voltages and temps are still well within limits.
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post #25 of 55
^ Depends what you call the limits. Intel do not support voltage increases at all and most sites suggest 1.38v as the upper limit.
    
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post #26 of 55
Do you limit yourself by temperatures? If so, what is your personal threshold at 100% load?
for 24/7 I keep mine below 70c.

Do you limit yourself by voltages? If so how much?
Not really, but I kept the max for my chip at 1.5.

By the way I personally like to see what the chip can handle before deciding what my 24/7 will be. So far the maximum I could get out my chip is somewhere close to 5.6ghz and that was for benching

EDIT: just to add, even after benching at those speeds im content with my 24/7 speeds
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post #27 of 55
I just shoot for staying under 85c and 1.470vcore. for 24/7..
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post #28 of 55
Max temp for SB is 73C ^ The max voltage is not 1.5v, either. *sigh*
    
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post #29 of 55
well when BD comes out i will be pushing my OC as far as possible... might even put my cpu on dice.... BUT my current limit was set by my chip... i can get to 3.8 but have to jack up some voltages, temps stay good though since im WCing, i just dont like my voltages too high
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post #30 of 55
For me, temps are not an issue as I water-cool my rig and it's in the basement so ambient temperatures are as low as they can get in my house. I overclocked to the point that I needed a large increase in Vcore to push it higher.

With my i7 920, I was able to increase it to 3.4-3.6 (can't remember exactly ) before I had to increase the default Vcore. Then I was able to OC normally meaning that I had to adjust the QPI and Vcore, along with the Bclk, to push it higher.

Once I was stable at 4.2ghz, my present OC, I had to increase the Vcore a lot to get it higher, even to 4.3ghz. That was when I decided to leave it for my 24/7 setting. I just drained and flushed my loop and logged temps in the 55-57c range for an hour of OCCT so I definitely have room to OC further but at what expense? I'm comfortable with 1.34v......for now!
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