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Hey guys, my system is stable (Prime95 for 2 hours so far) at 4.5ghz with a vcore of 1.25v. Temperatures are 55C average over the 4 cores loaded. Think I should stop here for 24/7 use? Or should I try and push for 4.7ghz 24/7.

Thanks.
Edited by Oblivion77 - 6/17/11 at 7:12am
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post #2 of 8
You've still got a lot of temperature head room there, I say go for it.
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post #3 of 8
Ask yourself, is it really worth it?

That's quite a nice vcore for stable at that clock, usually I see them at around 1.28-1.30
You might have to up it significantly to hold stability at those clocks.
    
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I would keep going if there's a reason and it shows gains. I'm hoping for 5.2ghz +. What batch # is that chip?
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post #5 of 8
Keep going. Shoot for 5Ghz. If it can be done with reasonable temps and vcore why not, right?
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Will I really see any performance gains in games/applications going from 4.5 to 4.7?

I'm not sure which batch it is, I can check later.
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post #7 of 8
You mite see gains. You have to test. If you see no gains in what you do, then it's not worth it. If you had 3 480's like me, you would want the highest overclock possible.
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Hey guys, my system is stable (Prime95 for 2 hours so far) at 4.5ghz with a vcore of 1.25v. Temperatures are 55C average over the 4 cores loaded. Think I should stop here for 24/7 use? Or should I try and push for 4.7ghz 24/7.

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I'd say go for it for now, personally. My temps were way way higher at 4.8Ghz, but then again i also needed 1.41V to get that thing stable. Got it stable at 5 too, but the Voltage and temps were just not worth it. TBH I'd also continue running prime95 for at least another few hours to determine if it's stable as well. I had my 2600k running stably for 4.5 hours before my 1st core errored out and had to raise the Vcore to 1.3V (I think 1.296V will probably work or so says cpu-z. but .004V isnt going to make that huge of a difference thermally).
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