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I recently came to my senses and figured it would be pointless to upgrade my cpu cause it can pretty much handle anything. In any case, since I'm going to stick with the cpu for a little while longer should I overclock it further? I'm not sure if I should because I don't want the temps going too high.

My current info is:

920 overclocked to 3.675 Ghz
Temps (as of right now at idle):
49, 47, 49, 46.
While gaming they jump to around 55-60.

I was thinking of going 4.0, what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 22
I ran my i7 930 at 4.2 for a while, didn't really notice a difference from 3.4GHz real world use daily.
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The life of your cpu will also depend on the amount of voltage going through it at 4.0GHz.. Is it for gaming or do you do some other cpu dependent stuff as well?

Also, have you thought about going full watercool?? my full mobo loop keeps my cpu temp under 50 degrees .. I havent ran it through prime, just intel burn test. but I'm sure if I ran my three radiator fans at 5200 rpm instead of 1500 rpm my temps would be a lot lower,, as well as my hearing
    
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What Vcore do you run for the 3.675ghz? Your idle temps are a little high, is the ambient temp warm? I run my P6T Deluxe (not a V2) i7 at 4.0ghz, 1.2875v Vcore and the temps with an H50 are less than your idle temps.

Getting back to the topic, My son runs the P6T Deluxe V2 with a C0 i7 at 4.2ghz. I say, go for it as long as you can keep the temps manageable. To me, that would be less than 80c at load.
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I run my 930 @ 4.4 on air. I like it and I don't see a problem as long as temps are below 45C.
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post #6 of 22
Assuming you have good temps and voltage there is no reason not to.
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Is it for gaming or do you do some other cpu dependent stuff as well?
Just gaming.

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What Vcore do you run for the 3.675ghz? Your idle temps are a little high, is the ambient temp warm? I run my P6T Deluxe (not a V2) i7 at 4.0ghz, 1.2875v Vcore and the temps with an H50 are less than your idle temps.

Getting back to the topic, My son runs the P6T Deluxe V2 with a C0 i7 at 4.2ghz. I say, go for it as long as you can keep the temps manageable. To me, that would be less than 80c at load.
What would you guys consider a safe max temp? I want to keep this mobo and cpu for at least another year or two. I've had it overclocked for about 10 months or so.
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post #8 of 22
Lower it until its not stable. Then bump it up by notches until it is.
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post #9 of 22
No, your going to need more voltage to hit 4ghz, if your going to stick with it for a while overclock the chip more until you reach it's limits and stress test it to make sure it's stable.
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No, your going to need more voltage to hit 4ghz, if your going to stick with it for a while overclock the chip more until you reach it's limits and stress test it to make sure it's stable.
I meant in regards to my current clock...
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