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post #1 of 14
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Hi, just recently received my Megahalems and I will start overclocking my i7 950 shortly.

I was just curious of what speeds I could expect to reach(estimate ofc )

I would like to keep speedstep and HT enabled if possible, and I'm really happy reaching around 3,8- maybe 4Ghz.

I have the D0 stepping.



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post #2 of 14
Usually around 3.8-4.2. There is always the hardouts on here pushing these chips over this range but find themselves in danger of chip degredation due to excess voltage. Some are just super lucky and hit 4.4 without too much trouble.
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post #3 of 14
you will need to upgrade your cooling if you want to put it .
post #4 of 14
Around 4.0 because 950 needs more vcore than the previous D0 chips
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post #5 of 14
I have an i7 950 that did 4.0 stable with only 1.28v core.

I think the 950s are pretty much guaranteed 4.0GHz+. Check out the i7 950 overclockers clubs.
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post #6 of 14
Yea i7 950's are better for overclocking in my experience due to a multiplier of 23x compared to the 20x on the 920 and such and I get 4.05GHz at 1.25v core.
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post #7 of 14
with your mobo 4.2 should be easy but temps will be an issue with your cooler.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
with your mobo 4.2 should be easy but temps will be an issue with your cooler.
edit: i followed blackbalt's settings months ago.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
edit: i followed blackbalt's settings months ago.
Ah did you? I forgot.

Working well for you???
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post #10 of 14
I had bad luck with my chip, but 3.8 is guaranteed, 4.0 is likely, and if it can do 4.2 you've got a winner for sure.
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