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Vcore is set to 1.425 in the BIOS, is this to high for 24/7 folding usage?
OS voltage fluctuates between 1.388 and 1.411, usually seems to split the difference at 1.399
    
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How long did you test prime 95 with your cpu? and i believe as long as its under 1.45V you should be fine. keep the temps under 70C for 24/7
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How long did you test prime 95 with your cpu? and i believe as long as its under 1.45V you should be fine. keep the temps under 70C for 24/7
I just stopped it after 4 hours, that screenshot was taken at about 3.5 hours. Those are large FFTs.
    
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Yea im sure your system will run fine for 24/7 folding. I wish i had your rig to fold
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I can confirm that that is an overclock on an i7 970.
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Anybody else? Someone with a 970 would be nice but I'm not too picky
    
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I recently picked this processor up myself, and I'm curious as to if I'm doing this right... read up as much as I could on overclocking, to my knowledge... does this look all right?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1608286

I don't really know what to do with the voltage, but I hope I set it right... Ran Prime95 for 14 hours last night, ran around 72 degrees at it's hottest, but averaged around 68 degrees. Showed 0 errors, 0 warnings. Anything else I should know... or any other way to know if it's stable?

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I recently picked this processor up myself, and I'm curious as to if I'm doing this right... read up as much as I could on overclocking, to my knowledge... does this look all right?

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1608286

I don't really know what to do with the voltage, but I hope I set it right... Ran Prime95 for 14 hours last night, ran around 72 degrees at it's hottest, but averaged around 68 degrees. Showed 0 errors, 0 warnings. Anything else I should know... or any other way to know if it's stable?

Thanks!
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Also running a 970 with a similar clock though I have it stable with much less vcore and am using 205x21. I prefer the high bclk to high multiplier.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1609326

I'm using LLC full calibration which helps imo.

Edited by mtbiker033 - 1/21/11 at 7:27am
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Also running a 970 with a similar clock though I have it stable with much less vcore and am using 205x21. I prefer the high bclk to high multiplier.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1609326

I'm using LLC full calibration which helps imo.
What are the advantages of using higher bclk and lower multiplier (21x)? from what I read stability is better @ 21x for the 920. Does the 970 allow more multiplier changes? I'm actually shopping for one now
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