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I managed to get my E3120/E8500 running at 4230MHz (9.5x445) at 1.424v (VID = 1.25). would you guys consider this an average overclock? I haven't played with Wolfdales (or any 45nm for that matter) before so I'm not sure what to expect. Is this voltage safe for 24/7 operation? I will reenable speedstep and C1E since this is primarily a gaming computer (only used when I have time).

I could probably get it stable at a bit lower voltage with some more time, but i'm not sure if the extra time i need to invest will be worth it It is currently 6 hours Orthos stable at these settings

8GB OCZ Platinum 1600 (rated at 7-7-7-24 @ 1.9v)
3:5 divider on the memory
742 Mhz (1484 DDR)
7-7-7-24
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I run a higher clock with my E8400, but with a much lower vcore (1.344v). My VID is also 1.25v. Perhaps you could try lowering the vcore and upping some other system voltages and see if you can stabalize it there. There isn't a major issue with running 1.43v vcore, if you can keep the temperatures down (what cooler do you have, what load temps are you getting?), but some people insist that you cannot run a cpu over 1.36v vcore without it getting damaged in the long run. I recon at 1.424v vcore, you could easily squeeze 4.4ghz out (9x485 or 9.5x465) if your mobo can take it. You are also slightly underclocking your ram, so perhaps you could tighten up the timings a bit and see if it can handle 6-6-6-22 or something similar. Good luck!
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I run a higher clock with my E8400, but with a much lower vcore (1.344v). My VID is also 1.25v. Perhaps you could try lowering the vcore and upping some other system voltages and see if you can stabalize it there. There isn't a major issue with running 1.43v vcore, if you can keep the temperatures down (what cooler do you have, what load temps are you getting?), but some people insist that you cannot run a cpu over 1.36v vcore without it getting damaged in the long run. I recon at 1.424v vcore, you could easily squeeze 4.4ghz out (9x485 or 9.5x465) if your mobo can take it. You are also slightly underclocking your ram, so perhaps you could tighten up the timings a bit and see if it can handle 6-6-6-22 or something similar. Good luck!
Hmm, it idles around 28-29C at 23C ambient, loads at 47-48C. will try messing with the other voltages some more

oh, what divider are you using?
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post #4 of 18
you should try to stay under 1.3625 for these new wolfy's 24/7
and i'm sure you can hit 4.0+ well under that
because you probably have an E0
and the xeon model of these wolfys have a lower VID, hence can usually get a bit higher with low voltages
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If you are hitting load 48C, then you have LOADS of headroom. Stick the voltage straight up to 1.3625v (CPUZ reading, not what your mobo says), and start increasing from there. I have my RAM setting on auto, because I find I get better stability for some unknown reason than if i set EXACTLY the same settings manually O.o
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in reply to the "what cpu-z says"

i personally can't go by that with my board
only thing that tells my voltage properly within os is asus PC probeII
which is lame :/
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@zomgiwin, are you sure? ive never heard of CPU-Z being anything but accurate. Asus pc probeII, on the other hand, doesn't have the best reputation. How do you know CPUZ is wrong?
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Ok take my advice with a grain of salt, but I keep my cpu's under 1.39v under load in windows. Sometimes with vdroop that means in the bios I am around 1.41v-1.43v. I have been running my old C0 chip at 4.28ghz at 1.38v under prime load in windows using cpuz for over 10 months of 24/7 folding. It runs around 63C full time and has yet to have any issues. I don't believe in the 1.3625v limit, I have read a lot of places about it and never once has anyone showed me that intel ever said thats the final limit.
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w00t, thats great news lemans. 4.5ghz stable incoming!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bebster View Post
w00t, thats great news lemans. 4.5ghz stable incoming!
Remember thats just my opinion(based on my experience), if your chip cooks I in no way accept any responsibility for it.
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