Originally Posted by gooddog
No way you need a vCore that high.
You should be stable at 4.7 around 1.34 vcore.
With HT off, you can get 4.8 around 1.35
why does everyone seem to think that 1.45 is a safe number for these chips?
Totally depends on the chip, a lot of i7950's are coming in real high like that. My latest wouldn'y hit stability at 4.0 until 1.36 that's terrible, but from all the reading I have been doing , it is apparently almost the norm. then again, it jsut depends on what you call stable too. I can play battlefeild 2, left for dead 2, etc for 10 hours a day no problems, pass 10 cycles of Intel burn at 4.2 @ 1.38v but try an pass 20 lines of Intel burn or 24 hours of prime and crash. These 950 chips are not living up to what they should have been. Not all of them. 930's are seeming to have the same problem.
I just bought a 920 today, found one new for $220. Couldn't resist. it hit 4.2 with 1.28v no problem. the 950 is hitting ebay tonight....