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Hi Guys,

I'm new to the forum, because I need help.

I've been doing a lot of google searching on overclocking an i7 950 3.06 and most people are running a much lower vcore than I am. My question is how? I've tried to run lower vcore settings but I can't get my computer to run Prime95 stable under 1.44 volts.

I've gone through most of the OC guides I've found to see if I've missed anything and tried to mimic the settings and i cant even get the OS to boot. I added some voltage incrimentally to get the OS to boot, run stable at load, and I ended up at 1.44v.

Any suggestions? Or can anyone assist me if I'm doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance
Adam
    
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Wich frequency did you reach with the i7?
this voltage is acceptable for 4.5GHz+-. if you're running lower than this, must have something wrong with your config.
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I'm at 4.0ghz.
    
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Need more details, power supply, RAM, motherboard,CPU cooler. I am currently at 3.68ghz on my i7950 1.25v, i run at 4.2ghz@1.33v.
    
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More details: Power supply-Corsair CX600, RAM- 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 1600, Mobo-Asus Sabertooth X58, CPU cooler-Corsair H50 push pull with 2 Scythe Kaze 130cfm fans
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adamkpost View Post
More details: Power supply-Corsair CX600, RAM- 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 1600, Mobo-Asus Sabertooth X58, CPU cooler-Corsair H50 push pull with 2 Scythe Kaze 130cfm fans
Ya after seeing more details something has to be wrong with either cpu, mobo, or ram. You are using voltages to get a 4.2-4.4ghz oc.takes my cpu 1.25 for 3.7, and 1.33 for 4.2 and I know my chip isn't great because my motherboard is a beast (top3 x58 mobo's).
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post #7 of 9
You will need to post more setting so some one can help.Bios etc.

1.44V for 4.0 is way too high unless you have a chip that is toilet, is it a C0 or D0?

How long are you running prime for and with what test? Blend, Large FFt's, small FFt's etc.
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post #8 of 9
That voltage is way way way too high...even if it was for 4.2Ghz.

You will need to fill in your system spec HERE so we can see exactly what components you have in your system,it helps us to help you.

Also i7 950 only comes in D0 flavour.
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I just posted my system info. Also, to give you guys an idea of what I'm working with, at factory settings (Auto) the cpu runs at 1.24v on cpu-z.

Update: I spoke to intel, because I just recently bought the cpu, told them my story and they believe my cpu is defective. I returned it to Newegg and I'm waiting for a new one. I will update once the new cpu comes in. I will need help with the overclock just to make sure the error with the cpu isn't the User...Thanks! for the responses so far.
    
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