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3 GHz with a 3700

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I managed to push my 3700 to 3 GHz (not quite stable, but heh)! I cranked up the vcore to 1.5, ran the ram on a 1:7 divider, upped my FSB to 273 x 11, lowered the whatchmacallit multiplyer to x3, and managed to hit 3 GHz and get a screenshot of it. It didn't crash until I hit about 3.2. This might not be really exciting to you, but it is to me. I've never been able to get to 3 GHz without crashing. Take a look at the shot below. I think with a higher vcore I could pass 3 GHz.

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Lookin good. What are your temps and core steppings?
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do be honest you're not smart for doing that w/ stock cooling, and depending on if you have corsair XL or corsair c2, then you're just jacking the numbers up w/o being stable.
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Could be a good chip, how far can you push it with stock voltage while retaining stability? An extremely good 3700+ San Diego can hit 3.4 and bench at 3.3 with good cooling.
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At sttock voltage I can hit around 2.8 and keep it stable. I keep it at 2.75 most of the time, due to cooling issues. I don't run it at 3 GHz because it's not stable and it runs 36-37C idle when I do. I just thought it was cool that I managed to get to 3 GHz. I ran it for about 10-15 minutes without any problems.
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You really need to get the big typhoon in your sig before you hurt anything...
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Originally Posted by dazed and confused
You really need to get the big typhoon in your sig before you hurt anything...
Yes, lose the stock cooling and go with a big typhoon or xp-90. Nice CPU man, definetly a keeper if it is running stable at 2.8ghz with stock voltage. With good air cooling and a higher v-core you can probably get it stable at 3ghz or more.
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post #8 of 8
I bet that screenie wouldn't be able to complete a superpi 1M run . If you can get that stable @3.0 with 1.6v, I would be impressed.
Try to shoot for 2.9 first for stability...that's probably gonna be your limit with temps.
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