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How's My Overclock Look?

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This is my first real attempt at overclocking (i7 860), and after hours and hours of trial and error, lockups, crashes, BSODs, and countless failed LinX's and Prime95s, I finally got the OC stable in LinX (see image). I will run it through Prime95 blend tomorrow, but I'm feeling pretty good about it.

My settings:
BCLK 180
Multi 21x
Vcore 1.3375
VTT 1.31
PLL/PCH normal
Vram 1.4
Ram multi 8x
Timings 7-8-7-24
EIST on, all C-states on (I must have these, power saving is important to me)
Hyperthreading on (also must have this)
Turbo Boost off
LLC off

I am a little concerned about the peak of 85 C during LinX testing. I did just purchase a Megahalems though which should help bring that down (right now using a Xig Dark Knight with a dying fan). My other concern is the RAM. I absolutely could not get the system to boot at 10x ram multiplier, even when the BCLK was lowered in the 160s (Vram at 1.66, VTT way up near 1.4, timings extremely loose, nothing worked). This RAM is rated for 7-8-7-24 at 1600 MHz and 1.35V so I didn't think 1800MHz was out of the question, but I cannot figure out how to get there. I think it has to do with the fact that I am populating all 4 DIMM slots?

Anyways, just wanted to share, and if anyone had any comments or suggestions, it would be much appreciated.
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Awesome for your first overclock man, good stuff. Just let Prime95 blend run overnight, actually. Turn off restarting on BSOD though, that way if it BSODs you can figure out what it was when you wake up.

For me, anything from 13-16 hours is enough for a 24/7 overclock.
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that dark knight is a pretty decent cooler imho, you should have increased cooling efficency in your case before getting a whacking great cooler.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda LG DVD+/-RW SATA Drive EK Supreme LXT EK 240 Rad 
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EK big res and 2.2 pump Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2159v  Razer Arctosa 
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Awesome for your first overclock man, good stuff. Just let Prime95 blend run overnight, actually. Turn off restarting on BSOD though, that way if it BSODs you can figure out what it was when you wake up.

For me, anything from 13-16 hours is enough for a 24/7 overclock.
Thanks for the advice. I actually did that and one worker failed about 3 hours in. I guess I have a little more work to do!

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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
that dark knight is a pretty decent cooler imho, you should have increased cooling efficency in your case before getting a whacking great cooler.
Thanks for the reply. I agree that the Dark Knight is a good cooler, but I've had it for a couple years and I decided I wanted to try something a bit more heavy-duty. And it's included fan is starting to make a lot of noise, like its going to die soon, so that just gives me an excuse to upgrade. My case is the Silverstone FT02, which has extremely efficient airflow out of the box, so there's not much I can do to improve it. Besides get Air Penetrator fans for the intakes, which I might do in the future.
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