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i have mine set to 23, 180 blck, and voltage is at 1.4 HT off, can i set my multi to 24, down the voltage a bit or not really? I have no clue about the multiplier if 24 will hurt it or not, i have stable 34 degree idle temps now tho.
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If you set the multi to 24 (which I don't really recommend since i7s don't like even multipliers), you should INCREASE voltage to compensate for the increase in clocks (since 24*180>23*180).

If you want I could give you my overclock settings (though our motherboards are different so it wouldn't help you a lot).
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If you set the multi to 24 (which I don't really recommend since i7s don't like even multipliers), you should INCREASE voltage to compensate for the increase in clocks (since 24*180>23*180).

If you want I could give you my overclock settings (though our motherboards are different so it wouldn't help you a lot).
Then why do most people recommend 20x200 for a 4ghz clock? That's straight even numbers..
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post #4 of 19
Why turn HT off? You kill half your CPU horsepower right there.

1.4V Vcore seems awful high for only 4gHz, though chips vary from batch to batch. My chip can do 4gHz via 23x175@1.25vcore with HT on.
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HT generates a lot of excess heat that his cooler may not be able to handle.

And if he's a gamer, HT won't do much in regards to increasing game play specially if he's running an i7-950 OC'ed to those levels.
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So you are at 4140 with HT off, 1.4 Vcore.
That's a lot of voltage considering HT is off.

23x175@ 4025 and 23x174@ 4002 are very popular and routinely run stable with voltage of 1.216 to 1.275 for the i7 950.

To answer your question, upping the multi to 24 in hopes to lower your voltage at 4140mhz mostly likely won't work. Unless you have room to lower it now.

Again, I think 1.4 is high with HT off.

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i have mine set to 23, 180 blck, and voltage is at 1.4 HT off, can i set my multi to 24, down the voltage a bit or not really? I have no clue about the multiplier if 24 will hurt it or not, i have stable 34 degree idle temps now tho.
    
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But it doesn't start up with low voltage why is that? Also I will take ur oc settings if ya don't mind whoever offered. What are good voltages and settings with ht on at 4.3ghz
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Then why do most people recommend 20x200 for a 4ghz clock? That's straight even numbers..
Because
1. It looks better to have 4000 than to have 4009
2. A lot of memory kits are 1600 and having a 200 BLCK allows you to have exactly 1600 memory with a 10x multiplier.
3. The voltage difference isn't that big and it shouldn't be an issue unless you are trying to get a very high overclock.
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Quote:
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Because
1. It looks better to have 4000 than to have 4009
2. A lot of memory kits are 1600 and having a 200 BLCK allows you to have exactly 1600 memory with a 10x multiplier.
3. The voltage difference isn't that big and it shouldn't be an issue unless you are trying to get a very high overclock.
I know why they do it, I was saying that his logic (i7's don't like even numbers) seems flawed.
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