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Hey Alan, I'm fine tuning a different overclock and was wondering if you could help me. I'm basically using the same settings that you recommended in the bios to me a few days ago. My goal is to get around 4.2 with lower voltage so my temps will drop. I'm idling at 38-41c right now. I'd like to see low 30's or better. Anyways I upped my bclk to 200 and dropped my multiplier to 21. This is nice because it my memory multiplier can be set to 8 enabling my ram to run at 1600mHz. I got BSOD'd surfing the internet, 0X124 code. I upped both my QPI and V core so we'll see. Same idling temps though. How can I get my temps to drop with a hardware change? Should I just lower the OC?
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Hey Alan, I'm fine tuning a different overclock and was wondering if you could help me. I'm basically using the same settings that you recommended in the bios to me a few days ago. My goal is to get around 4.2 with lower voltage so my temps will drop. I'm idling at 38-41c right now. I'd like to see low 30's or better. Anyways I upped my bclk to 200 and dropped my multiplier to 21. This is nice because it my memory multiplier can be set to 8 enabling my ram to run at 1600mHz. I got BSOD'd surfing the internet, 0X124 code. I upped both my QPI and V core so we'll see. Same idling temps though. How can I get my temps to drop with a hardware change? Should I just lower the OC?
Idle temps mean nothing. Only temps you need to worry about are load.
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Idle temps mean nothing. Only temps you need to worry about are load.
^^^ What that guy said....


Your idle temps wont change much, I would have to guess you idle in the mid to low 30's at stock anyway...

Also overclocking and not stress testing isnt recommended, those BSOD's some times result in corrupt files and drives, get a few and you may find yourself reinstalling windows. And if your BSOD'n at idle surfing the net you need some tuning... See the BSOD code link in my sig for details on what each one means.

Trust me, I have had it happen a few times when benching at high unstable OC's and never got windows to boot again..
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post #1624 of 2861
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Up until 4.2 I was able to use DVID with EIST (And balanced power saving in Windows7) which drops idle volts and apparent temps. After 4.2 though voltages were not accurately set. Monitoring progs showed higher voltages than the bios setting.

I say apparent temps because with multi cores temps are not directly measured but inferred. Idle temps in particular are not accurate. Google search "realtemp uncle webb" to find the ExtremeSystems Forum discussion with Real Temps creator for the background on this.

Power saving and overclocking do not usually go well together.
Edited by alancsalt - 4/16/11 at 4:12pm
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post #1625 of 2861
Finally decided to overclock my i7-950 since i got the h50!

i7 950, 4.2ghz, 1.33125, HT/on, Batch #3035B580



http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1772256
Edited by VastoLorde - 4/16/11 at 7:46pm
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1772308

Update Please Went from 3.8 to 4GHz thanks to new NH-D14

Required a big voltage jump though :/ Unlucky chip
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post #1627 of 2861
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VastoLorde View Post
Finally decided to overclock my i7-950 since i got the h50!

i7 950, 4.2ghz, 1.33125, HT/on, Batch #3035B580



Extra ace when ppls provide batch number!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Durdle Class A View Post
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1772308

Update Please Went from 3.8 to 4GHz thanks to new NH-D14

Required a big voltage jump though :/ Unlucky chip


Full marks for effort anyway!
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After a long winded weekend i got to 4Ghz with a h70.



i7 950, 4.0ghz, 1.3v, HT/on, batch: 3040B384
Edited by tomaso1z - 4/17/11 at 9:03am
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post #1629 of 2861
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After a long winded weekend i got to 4Ghz with a h70.



i7 950, 4.0ghz, 1.3v, HT/on, batch: 3040B384


Actually a unique submission, having overclock.net as the submitting name in the validation. A new one on me. I don't know if that is your computer name. As per the instructions on the first page of this thread you need your ocn user-name, tomaso1z as the submitting name.

Please re-validate and resubmit and I'll add you.
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Is that meant to be the batch number - 3027A391? It looks like the same with a slight rearrangement and added spacings.

AFAIK the silicon for the CPU's is fabricated in sealed rooms untouched by human flesh to avoid any contamination. The lower the level of contamination the better the performance. Fabrication of cpu silicon is done in "batches". Thus we get "batch numbers" There can be "good" batches and "bad" batches. As long as a batch can run at the standard speed it is considered fit for sale. Obviously overclockers are very interested in good batches because they can achieve better overclocks.

I sure hope that was the question.
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