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Seems perfectly fine! I don't know where the temps will go once you turn on HT, not to mention you may need more voltage to keep it stable with all 8 threads being stressed.
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post #12 of 17
And there are cases where the BCLK wall on cpu's that require less voltage for sub 4.2Ghz, appears first than the ones that need more voltage for the same frequencies

But hey, show us your bios settings so we can give you some kind of feedback
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BIOS settings are in the OP.....

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Seems perfectly fine! I don't know where the temps will go once you turn on HT, not to mention you may need more voltage to keep it stable with all 8 threads being stressed.
The temps with HT on average 6c and req. ~.05 more volts.
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Are you sure you need so much QPI VTT for 4.0 ? Tried to lowering it?
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Are you sure you need so much QPI VTT for 4.0 ? Tried to lowering it?
I am at 4.2ghz.

I am going to try and lower the qpi vtt to see if it helps temps. But, I doubt it.
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Honestly, thats just a slightly below average i7 950... so you lost out a bit on the silicon lottery... only the 3027s were good batches with the 950 really, the others were sorta disappointing.
    
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post #17 of 17
My i7 950 is in the same league as yours. I would say it's pretty average. Definitely nothing superb, but surely not a dud. Besides 4.2 Ghz is all you really need.
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