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Originally Posted by prava View Post

Are you kidding us, or something? A 12h benchmark run will grant you nothing because, for starters, stability is not an absolute word.

Uhhh no? Sorry for asking ridiculous questions? .... there are very few absolutes in this world, I'll grant you that smile.gif
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Originally Posted by pent View Post

yes that happens to me aswell. and its fine and won't cause any damage. when you OC you will see higher watts. nothing to worry about at that amount. i get about 122 watts in IBT also and 122 GFLOPS.
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Originally Posted by hazarada View Post

95W isnt a limit, its a specification of its thermal properties @ stock. freaking out over this is just as silly as the assumptions over a certain(1.52) voltage

Thanks guys, numbers, real world experience, helps me alot ... looks like I prematurely "freaked out" over the Watts issue, I always understood the risk associated with overvolting as there is no set limit "printed specs" that I know of, but I guess I wrongly assumed the limitation regarding watts.
A good friend's son works for the local power company and he would always say ... "It's not the volts that will kill you, but the watts will!" ...
hope it doesn't apply to silicon chips as well ... Lol Kidding?
 
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IBT is great if you have too many computers & want to smoke one!
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I just finished setting up a 3960k OC using IBT but the only time I got to those levels of gflops was when I left the program to auto detect the cores. Being a HT CPU that meant that it always left 6 threads unused. In response I forced the program to utilize all 12 threads and ~16gigs of ram for it's 5 pass.

The difference ended up being about a solid 10 extra minutes per pass and almost 100 gflops drop. I don't know enough to really say conclusively if that was the better way to go but it did feel like I was getting a more meaningful result from utilizing the HTs. Am I off base on that thought?
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IBT is great if you have too many computers & want to smoke one!

Yeah if you don't properly cool your device and if you don't know how to do that then you shouldn't be Ocing in the first place.
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Mine's fine & running at 5.0. IBT is a box killer just the same. Accomplishes basically zero & may burn up your rig. Enjoy!
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