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Im new to overclocking and im currently overclocking my i7 950 and im wondering if i should keep the cpu voltage at 1.25 and keep increasing the the cpu host frequency would this be an ideal way to overclock?
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Im new to overclocking and im currently overclocking my i7 950 and im wondering if i should keep the cpu voltage at 1.25 and keep increasing the the cpu host frequency would this be an ideal way to overclock?
This will help you as i find it describes the overclocking step by step



http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html
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would these two be safe overclocks



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Utilizing only 1GB of RAM is not a good way of testing your overclock. Make IBT use all the RAM available, it will find errors better. Also I would recommend using 20 passes. Your vcore looks a little high, but all chips vary.
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Is vcore voltage???
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post #6 of 9
Yes it's the CPU's voltage. 1.28v seems a little over average at 4Ghz, perhaps try lowering it. And as said above, test it with all your available RAM.

Also, your mobo is capable of much higher BCLK. Use a 21x multiplier instead of 23x, if you're staying at 4Ghz.
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post #7 of 9
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i set it to 1.25 in the bios however whats the point of getting a 950 if i just use a 920's multiplier???

also what would be considered a high temp when running prime95 / intel burn test?
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Originally Posted by dacheungmeister View Post
i set it to 1.25 in the bios however whats the point of getting a 950 if i just use a 920's multiplier???

also what would be considered a high temp when running prime95 / intel burn test?
When stress testing, I would try keeping it below 85 at the most, but my target is <80C.

Your voltage is fine for 4GHz... takes my i7 1.36V for 4GHz (191x21)
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Would it bettrer if I bumped the multiplier down and increased the bclk????
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