Originally Posted by valkeriefire
That is a bumber Uniwarking. I hope you get your rig up without too much trouble. Reintalling all your stuff is always a pain unless you have a nice backup available. It seems my backups are usually useless because I make some important change between the most recent backup and issue that caused me to need it
. Just reinstalling Steam games and optimizing your SSD can take half a day. Let us know when you are up again.
I just spent a few hours stability testing my overclock. I learned quite a bit reading the Sandy Stable Thread here
. Long story short, I found my current OC is not stable by their standards, but I was able to get it there by increasing by Vcore up to 1.46v. Also I tested it with my ram at 1600/Cl11 and 2133/Cl10 and found the RAM isn't my issue. 1.46v only raises my temps to a over 75C on my hottest core. I tried for 4.9ghz at the same voltage but it quickly BSOD'd 03B under load.
I've been testing 1.425v for folding. So far I haven't had a BSOD at that voltage yet. It is a bit cooler than 1.46v at 72-75C. I've noticed folding seems to be slightly less crash inducing than Prime95 Blend tests.
Anyhow it seems any OC north of 4.8ghz is going to take my temps over 75C and need more volts. I wouldn't mind going up to 80C, but I am a little concerned going over 1.475v. What do you all think?
If 1.425v doesn't hold solid (and I think it will), then I will stick to the 1.46v.
You are the only person I've ever heard of that has found Prime to be more "crash inducing" than folding. As a matter of fact, when I was OCing my rigs, I would prime test, pass 24 hours, then fold and BSOD after a couple hours! But, what I've also found is that ever rig is different and responds differently.
As for pushing your OC, while I'm one for pushing things as hard as I can, I would watch that 80C mark. My 2700k runs at about 77C at 5.0GHz (under water), but when you get upwards of 80C, degradation becomes an issue. As for voltage, though, I've run my 2700k at 1.54v for a while now. I know this is outside Intel's spec (which places the max safe voltage at 1.52v), but like I said, my temps are topping out at 77C, so I'm not too worried. Basically, I'm saying that going up to Intel's spec (1.52v) you shouldn't see any issues if you can control the heat. They wouldn't doccument this as the "Max safe voltage" if the chip couldn't handle it. So I say, push on, just watch your temps!
Originally Posted by hertz9753
I just hit 850 core on my GTX 460.
Hertz, you need to download the latest version of Afterburner, unlock the voltage control and push that thing!! One of my GTX460s is currently running at 900MHz @ 1.1v (max Afterburner will allow). I know when I was OCing my GTX570, I got another 75MHz out of it by pushing up the voltage. If you can get up to 850MHz on the stock voltage, you should be able to push that thing up to like 915 - 930MHz with extra volts and be sitting pretty! One thing, though...If you are on air, watch the temps. I had to set a custom fan profile for my 460 to push the fan up to 100% to keep the temps under 75C. anyway, good luck!!!!