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Would you classify my 920 as a golden chip?

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So just got this 920 used off ebay a while ago. Owner said it was used in a work PC and was never overclocked and he isn't a overclocker so he upgraded to a 950. My chip is batch number 3911A234 if you were wondering.

Anyways, here's my OC results. 4.0ghz stable at 1.216 v core. I have ran 50 runs of IBT stable, and folded -bigadv''s for a good 2 weeks so i'd say she's stable

Also, my ambients were pretty hot there. Temp's are between 60C and 65C while folding -bigadv's.

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Id like to see where it hits 4.2, 4.4, etc...
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That's nice voltage for 4.0 out of a 920 -- and very decent temps w/ an H50 & high ambients under load.

The 'Golden' classification is all subjective -- personally, I would say it's a great candidate, but I'd like to see what you could do with the chip backing off your volts. I've seen 1st series I7s hit 3.6-3.8 under 1v, now that's impressive.
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Not really. 4.0 at 1.2v isn't really rare. You'd need decently low volts at 4.2 to 4.4+ to really determine if its a golden chip. Now if it was 4.5 stable at 1.35-1.4 volts then yes its a golden.
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post #5 of 29
it's okay-ish compared to mine

if this is a golden chip mine must of been a platinum chip

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I can try pushing it further and see what my results are. My board is my limiting factor though i think. The ASRock is definitely not the best OC'ing boards out there. The voltage control sucks on this thing.

I have tried going lower voltage, and it drops from 1.216 down to 1.200V and it fails at 1.200. I'll try 4.2 later
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post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
it's okay-ish compared to mine

if this is a golden chip mine must of been a platinum chip

4.5Ghz @ 1.27Vcore With hyperthreading!
Since you have a "platinum" cpu (PMSL) I don't understand why you aren't running it at 5.7Ghz? 57 is SB's maximum multiplier isn't it?
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post #8 of 29
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Exactly. And you can't even compare sandy bridge to bloomfield. Sandy bridge is known for hitting higher OC's and it's way easier than OC'ing with 1366.
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post #9 of 29
Like others have said, see what happens when it approaches the voltage wall of 4.2-4.4, then we can really see what it is made of.

It is however already laughing at my C0
post #10 of 29
Not any more golden than mine.

@ 4.0 I run the same numbers.

@ 4.2 it is a different story but still great, I never see over 70sc with my H50, which is amazing because I have seen 920s @ 4.2 with full water cooling not hold that down.

Push it a little harder imo, I would push mine higher and will be but I am currently limited by my motherboard, so tell I cool it I will not be pushing it higher.
Edited by nickbaldwin86 - 1/28/11 at 9:14am
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