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Push the overclock harder? (i7 3820 @ 4.6GHz)

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Hey guys.....

First off... thanks a LOT for your help with my recent build! I finally have it up and running after getting all of the parts and god lord, it smokes my AMD Phenom II old setup. Best decision i've made in a long time.

Anyway... this isn't really a "help me" question.... more of a conversation starter.

I have:
i7 3820
Rampage IV Formula mobo
Antec Kuhler 620
32 GB kingston hyper X ram
128GB Samsung Pro SSD

bunch of other SSD's and HD's.


I did what you guys said and used the BCLK strap to overclock my 3820. All i did was turn off the CPU Level Up and speed step... (I tihink i turned off turbo, but i don't remember)... changed the strap to 125mhz... and set the ram to it's 1600MHz stock settings (mobo had it running at 1333MHz for some reason)... and presto... got a 4.6GHz.

That's a lot for me hahaha. I know some of you guys get it well above 5GHz.

If you were in my shoes, would you push it a little bit further to see how strong you can get your setup without sacrificing stability? or does it negatively effect your system if your overclock fails too much and i just should be happy with 4.6GHz, which is pretty damn good... but u can see how a little extra juice would benefit?
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After 4.0Ghz the difference it makes in games is next to nothing.
After 4.5Ghz the difference it makes for system performance is next to nothing.

Last I knew anyways. (Although benchmarking programs might benefit)
So if your trying for a benchmark score I don't see the harm in it, but for regular use lock it at a high frequency 24/7.
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Oh sorry man.... I forgot to mention that this is for audio recording/ music production.

No gaming here. CPU power is going straight to ASIO performance, where the OC seems to help. More clock... better the performance, as long as it's stable. Tons of VST instruments and plugins.


If I pushed it.... are there any possible negative events that could happen that i'd regret? I'm scared go through what's necesary to find it's limits... b/c it would involve purposefully getting some overclock failures.

Does that take a toll on the CPU? (I think this is really my question lol.. took me a while to get to it. Sorry about that).
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hihi,
I have your setup, and I have test it to 5 GHz it is a great CPU but my memory goes to 2000 MHz (rated 2133)and voltaje was ther other issue, and I have see some diference, in performance from 4.2 to 4.6 in benchmark and gaming music will be the same from 4.6 to 5 GHz there is some win but stability will be an issue, I think you are in the sweet spot. I love this cpu is asome you must be carfull of your temp more that any thing, and and good wind flow in you tower.
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post #5 of 8

keep temps low (under highest imo 75) and voltage under 1.35 if you like to push a little you can also go a bit higher

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post #6 of 8
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^thanks guys. yeah that makes sense. I didn't think about temps. I knew there was something i should worry about lol.


any recommendations on an accurate temp monitoring system? are there software only solutions to that? or should i think about buying something that would help me monitor it? no clue if chips have this included onboard or not
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just use realtemp, it does what it needs to do, plus it has an alarm if they get too high

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My temps are 36c idle 47-50c gaming and 67c prime95 with a Antec Kuhler 920 @ 4625Mhz. passmark score 11433. Totally stable with AsRock Fatal1y Pro. I love this Setup! I only notice a difference rendering video/new games vs stock performance wise but I bought the OverClockers insurance from intel (love it $25) so F#%k it smile.gif
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