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Hey guys, I'm JUST getting in to OCing and I don't really know what's considered a "good" overclock with ivy bridge. I've tested this overclock and I'm stable for 12 hours now running p95. Max temps were 78 degrees.

specs:
3770k
Maximus V Formula
Custom WC Loop w/ EK supremacy
GTX 660ti FTW+ (my two 7950''s are in RMA)



My questions are:

1. Will my chip degrade over time with this voltage?
2. How good did I do in the "silicon lottery"
3. Would you recommend this for a 24/7 OC?

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1. All chips degrade over time, increasing heat and voltage by ocing will increase the rate of that degradation. That said, keeping your stress testing temps below 80c, and using less than 1.4v should keep you in the safe range and you should not see any measureable degradation over three years.

2. Not too bad. There are people who need 1.35v for 4.5, so you being able to do 4.7 at 1.36v is not bad, it is maybe a little better than average.

3. I see nothing wrong with that for a 24/7 use. Personally, and as shown in the thread you originally asked about this, I recommend switching to offset voltage when you are done testing manual and ready to go 24/7.
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I'd say you're pretty much up there with "as good as it gets" for an i7 3770k. 4.7ghz, good temps, good voltage, all you need for a great long term CPU smile.gifthumb.gif
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1. Will my chip degrade over time with this voltage?
2. How good did I do in the "silicon lottery"
3. Would you recommend this for a 24/7 OC?

1. No 1.36v is perfectly fine.
2. Id say you did pretty well in the lotto.
3. I would be perfectly comfortable with 4.7ghz, 1.36v and max temp of 78C for 24/7 use.
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Hey guys, so I'm stable in prime 95 and IBT, but when I open geekbench or HWmonitor, the program crashes. Is this a sign of instability?
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Do some cinebench runs too and check whea errors in event long
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This is considered good? I don't mean to offend lol, I though my voltage was normal:P

I run 4.6GHz with 1.2000 volts on the button. Hard to believe, I know:P When I get home from work, I'll grab a CPUz screenie.

It was 24 hours prime stable and 6 hours Intel Burn Test stable...but I ran another 24 hours on burn test just to confirm, and it was fine.
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This is considered good? I don't mean to offend lol, I though my voltage was normal:P

I run 4.6GHz with 1.2000 volts on the button. Hard to believe, I know:P When I get home from work, I'll grab a CPUz screenie.

You mean like this? tongue.gif

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You mean like this? tongue.gif


YES! smile.gif

I didn't think i was particularly awesome...well not anymore:P Nah, I just keep seeing people saying "1.3x volts at 4.6 is great!". I assumed mine was normal:P I must have done very well in said silicon lottery:P
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Hey guys, so I'm stable in prime 95 and IBT, but when I open geekbench or HWmonitor, the program crashes. Is this a sign of instability?
Hopefully you have been checking for WHEA logger warnings during all your testing, but you can scroll back in the log to see if they were occurring during your previous tests.

A simple way to see if your oc is causing something is to go back to F5 defaults in bios and see if those problems occur only when your chip is oced.

Also, are you on the new 1707 bios?
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