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how much more can i get out of my i7-970?

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currently have it running @ 170x25 and was wondering how much more i could juice it on a h70. Just swapped out my 3x2gb gskill for 6x4gb samsung since they were cheap. and in term of streaming the extra 2 core on the 970 should give a tiny edge over a 2600k right?
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post #2 of 9
I'm pretty sure you can get away with running 180x25 with your H70 which effectively will be 4.5Ghz .

And the second part is yes. 970>2600k
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aaah i see i see.
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R7 1700 @ 3.9 | 1.35v Asus VI Crosshair Hero EVGA Titan X Hybrid 1514/2000 32GB Gskill DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
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Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
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post #4 of 9
As long as you can keep the cpu under 75-80C go as far as you can.
post #5 of 9
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75-80 full load right?
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Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
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Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
Optical DriveOS
DVD RW  Windows 8 Pro 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 @ 3.9 | 1.35v Asus VI Crosshair Hero EVGA Titan X Hybrid 1514/2000 32GB Gskill DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
Optical DriveOS
DVD RW  Windows 8 Pro 
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post #6 of 9
Yep prime 95 or Intel burn test.
post #7 of 9
You wont be able to get over 4.5 ghz with your h70, keeping it under 85 thats what i think, i have h100 with a monster set up and i keep mine 55-60c on full load for hours.
Dont just run prime for 10 minutes,leave it for long time, you have to keep in mind that when your gaming or what ever your doing your graphics card wiil produce heat and therefore the air in the case will get warmer, so your temps will rise.
post #8 of 9
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hmm is 4.2-4.3 more ideal with a h70?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 @ 3.9 | 1.35v Asus VI Crosshair Hero EVGA Titan X Hybrid 1514/2000 32GB Gskill DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
Optical DriveOS
DVD RW  Windows 8 Pro 
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My precious
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
R7 1700 @ 3.9 | 1.35v Asus VI Crosshair Hero EVGA Titan X Hybrid 1514/2000 32GB Gskill DDR4 3200 TridentZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Swiftech H220-X Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 27inch Acer XB270HU 144Hz G-Sync Deck Legend tactile frost EVGA G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolmaster Haf 932 DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition Titanium HD | O2 DAC + AMP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-970 @ 4.2 Asus Rampage Formula III Asus DC2 R9 290X @ 1110 24GB of Samsung DDR3 @ 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840PRO 256GB | 2x Samsung F4 2TB | WD 6... LG 10x Blu-ray Burner H70 with 2x GT2150 Window 8.1 Professional 64Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2407WHFP-HC and Crossover 27Q LED-P Deck Legend tactile frost Seasonic 700watt M12 Coolmaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
DeathAddder 3.5 Black edition TeamLiquid Goliathus Titanium HD AudioEngine A2 and ATH-700D 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel - 3630QM Nvidia GTX 680M 8 GB DDR3 1600 500GB 7200 | 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro 
Optical DriveOS
DVD RW  Windows 8 Pro 
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post #9 of 9
There is no real world benifit to running at 4.3 vs. 3.8. unless you just want to bench mark the PC at that level and post some random meaningless score on the internet. The headeaches are hardly worth
the time and effort spent to get it stable at that level.
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