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The title says it all. I am wanting to oc my intel i7 960 to 5GHz. Right now I have a stable clock of 4.2 GHz but wanting more. I am running a Corsair H70 Water system for cooling and my motherboard is an Asus Rampage III Formula x58. If anyone has done this or has any breakdowns on how to achieve this please let me know.
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you wont get it to 5ghz for anything but maybe a suicide run and that cooler is not good enugh to cool it really. A suicide run at 5ghz is gonna take 1.5-1.8 vcore and it still might not make it to 5ghz. Your using 1.45 for 4200 mhz thats already a ton of vcore i wouldnt push anymore 24/7 if you wanna keep a working cpu.
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post #3 of 13
You're already really pushing it when it comes to voltage for 24/7 usage. I wouldn't be comfortable running that without a custom WC loop. Sounds like your chip is pretty much maxed for 24/7.

Now if you would want to see a 5ghz CPU-Z I'd suggest buying a CPU pot and some dry ice.
 
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I have considered the dry ice solution as well as looking into liquid nitrogen. Will probably keep it where I am at since I am waiting on the Ivy Bridge CPU to hit the market.
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Originally Posted by jkbucksot View Post

I have considered the dry ice solution as well as looking into liquid nitrogen. Will probably keep it where I am at since I am waiting on the Ivy Bridge CPU to hit the market.

You do know that Dry ice and LN2 are not suitable for 24/7 use? Pretty much the highest end you can go 24/7 are peltier/phase change/TEC/(cascade) systems.
 
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post #6 of 13
bloomfields are hitting the wall at 4.4GHz anything above is called golden chip or needs dice/impressive chiller/l2n or else.

btw 4.2 on H70 is already impressive for a bloomfield
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bloomfields are hitting the wall at 4.4GHz anything above is called golden chip or needs dice/impressive chiller/l2n or else.
btw 4.2 on H70 is already impressive for a bloomfield

Thanks, I am going to try and back the voltage down a little at a time to save some life out of the cpu. I have had great use out of it and with the upcoming ivy bridge, I will be keeping this rig for my video editing machine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prznar1 View Post

bloomfields are hitting the wall at 4.4GHz anything above is called golden chip or needs dice/impressive chiller/l2n or else.

btw 4.2 on H70 is already impressive for a bloomfield

I must have a golden chip then cause I know for a fact mine can hit 4.5 biggrin.gif

OP: If you believe your going to get to 5GHz your going to need 1.9v+ that H70 wont even be anywhere near what you need to cool these monsters at 5GHz.
P.S. you may want to try and lower your voltage from what its already at...

EDIT: Sorry didnt see someone else already mentioned your current voltage.
     
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really surprised you need 1.45v for 4.2ghz, have you tried lowering it?
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really surprised you need 1.45v for 4.2ghz, have you tried lowering it?

I will be working it down this evening when I get off work. This cpu for some reason seems to require higher voltage than other 960s I have seen.
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