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Looking into it, I think you have a better cpu cooler than I do, i've got the ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX with some Arctic Silver 5... I wonder how high I could safely clock it? I'm thinking probably a few steps lower than you in the end, due to a lower quality cooler AND loads of dust in my living area and case... 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 people... 2 bedroom apartment... I'll take the tips from here at least and use them to step it up. I may hijack it after you stabalize so there aren't two threads with the same name for the same thing lol.

That ZALMAN doesn't preform bad, don't know the exact number but k you should be able to push 4.5 easily.
Anyways temps arn't any problem for me now its running at 65c with the fans at 30 or 40%
    
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I'll have to give it a try either this week or next and do some low stepping to make sure I even it all out right. OC'ing has gotten a lot more complicated (imho) than when i first started... or maybe i just knew more back then... i feel old frown.gif LOL
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I'll have to give it a try either this week or next and do some low stepping to make sure I even it all out right. OC'ing has gotten a lot more complicated (imho) than when i first started... or maybe i just knew more back then... i feel old frown.gif LOL

I was under the impression it recently became super easy....
Up multiplier and start upping your vcore.
But anyways i havn't been able to get my OC stable to its not so easy for me i guess -.-
    
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Well, shows what I know LOL. I'll just have to give it a look and see what I see. I'll browse above and see what I can see... I'll just have to dive in and give it a go biggrin.gif If i blow anything up, i'll let you know.
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What are you using to benchmark your CPU after it's at least stable?
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What are you using to benchmark your CPU after it's at least stable?

These are the following programs i'm using:
Prime95 for stability testing
Here is what i do (read it somewhere else)
First i run Custom with 1344-1344 FTT's with 6500 RAM and 1 Minute settings for 20 minutes
Then Custom with 1792-1792 FTT's with 6500 RAM and 1 Minute settings for 20 minutes
After thoes tests pass i start to run Blend mode and try to complete a 12 hour run.

Other programs i use are:
CPU-Z
RealTemp
CoreTemp (i like to have 2 temp monitors running just to make sure 1 isn't giving errors)
Speedfan (to check how fast my fans are running)
    
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Anyways running 45 @ 1.4 with PLL overvoltage enabled now with Prime95 Blend hope its still running in the morning smile.gif
Off to bed now.
    
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Here's a good guide:http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110

I love you.... gonna test it and at least now i know how all the settings are configured and located for me to properly twink if those settings dont hold stable.

UPDATE: Holy crap that's fast! It worked and temps are still good and stable under 50degC... gonna Prime95 now through dinner... then test a game or two... then leave it on overnight on Prime to see how it does.

UPDATE 2: Of course it was too good to be true to jump straight to 4.8 like that and expect it to be stable lol. BSOD pretty quick on Prime... Lowered to 100/ 46 and it's stable at 4.6 and testing fine. I may tweak it back to 103 and see how things go... but i'll give it some more time on these settings before I go higher.
Edited by Valor958 - 10/16/12 at 5:16pm
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post #20 of 30
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I've done 15 Hours of prime now seems to be stable 45 @ 1.4 vcore with PLL overvoltage enabled.
Should i see if i can up the Multi or should i tweak down the vcore on 45 multiplier?
    
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