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Do i have a golden 1156 I7 @ 3.8 @ 1.240V?

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I got lazy and wanted to try out turboV EVO (asus's auto overclock tech) . It gave me a OC of 3.8 GHZ. I've been running prime (i forgot what i set it to for a few hours, and it is running fine......@ 1.240V?
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EDIUT: i just realized LLC is off, adn when not in stress test, it runs @ 1.304V. Should i turn on LLC and dial it down to 1.245?
Edited by Blazing angel - 1/17/11 at 5:35pm
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It's very possible (attached pic of my CPUZ)

Also you attach pictures with the manage attachments part of the "go Advanced" mode
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It's very possible (attached pic of my CPUZ)

Also you attach pictures with the manage attachments part of the "go Advanced" mode
See, but i have a 1156 I7. Maybe my 1.35V ram is helping the IMC keep down low?
I restarted Prim. It's doing blend now.

My hyper 212 has a stock fan and a low CFM noctua attached, maybe i can get better temps with a gentletypoon

My imc is running @ 1.367 V. Is this too much?
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I don't think that's a problem but I'm not an incredibly good overclocker, I'd wait for another opinion.
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I've redone the voltages. 1.26V CPU Vcore
1.28V IMC. Temps have been reduced a few degrees. Currently running Blend

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post #7 of 26
I had the i7 860 before, and i was able to hit 3.8 with HT with 1.25 stable with 20pass IBT. I wouldn't say it is golden, but I thought my chip was pretty good, so yours is quite good too.
    
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post #8 of 26
Not GOLDEN, but pretty good.

3.8ghz 1.1vcore....
    
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"Golden" maybe not. Good? Possibly. It really depends what your OC goal is and if you hit a voltage wall. For example, my i5 hits anything up to 3.7 at stock volts, 3.8 at just over 1.2, but it took me up to 1.3V to fully get it stable, before backing down and getting it stable at 1.275. If I go over 4.0 though, i hit a big wall were only 1.36 or so will let me get 4.2, which results in higher temps. If your happy with 3.8, then its a very good chip. If your aiming for 4.0, then try and find out what voltage is needed to get 4.0, that will give you an idea on how good your chip is.

I would reserve "golden" for any chip that can hit 4.2 or higher on less than 1.3V, but thats just me.
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I am fully stable at 1.15v at 3.8 so I would say you have a rather average chip.
    
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