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i7-930 OC to 3.4Ghz on stock voltage stock cooler?

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I heard that you can OC the 930 to about 3.4Ghz on stock cooler and stock voltages? is this true? and if so, that means i don't really need to mess with anything and just raise the bclk level?

Yes, i'm a noob
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Every chip is different. AKA Your Mileage Will Vary. But give it a shot. If you don't have experience OCing I would recommend software OC programs like EasyTune.
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I got mine to 3.2 with no problem using the stock heatsink when i was waiting for my waterblock.
 
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Our 970 folder in the TC got his chip to 4.3 at 1.3v on the stock cooler. Granted that thing is a beast.

Anyway it'll all come down to what your individual chip is like. So yes it is possible.
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You definitely can, but I wouldn't push it that far on stock cooling.
Go for 3.2GHz on the stock cooler, you should even be able to run that below stock voltage.
Anything higher and I suggest investing in some aftermarket cooling.

If you need any help with overclocking feel free to PM me. I am learning as well, but I think I know enough to help you get started smile.gif
Edited by VanillaCena - 2/18/11 at 11:39am
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;12435724 
You definitely can, but I wouldn't push it that far on stock cooling.
Go for 3.2GHz on the stock cooler, you should even be able to run that below stock voltage.
Anything higher and I suggest investing in some aftermarket cooling.

If you need any help with overclocking feel free to PM me. I am learning as well, but I think I know enough to help you get started smile.gif

Well basically what i just did right now was turn off turbo boost, set BCLK to 162, turned auto voltage off, and set my voltage at 1.268.

That puts me about 3.4Ghz, Though some of the LED's on my motherboard lit up green, which according to the manual green LED's means slight over voltage. So i should set the voltage lower?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by humpmasterflex1;12436030 
Well basically what i just did right now was turn off turbo boost, set BCLK to 162, turned auto voltage off, and set my voltage at 1.268.

That puts me about 3.4Ghz, Though some of the LED's on my motherboard lit up green, which according to the manual green LED's means slight over voltage. So i should set the voltage lower?

Yeah try lowering the Vcore to 1.2.
If you're unstable, raise it a notch or two.
If you're stable, try lowering it a notch.
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;12458816 
Yeah try lowering the Vcore to 1.2.
If you're unstable, raise it a notch or two.
If you're stable, try lowering it a notch.

I only did prime for about an hour, but it seems stable at 1.15v @3.42Ghz and my motherboard lights are still on, i tried with 1.10v but i got errors on thread 5 and 6 after just several minutes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampen;12435635 
Our 970 folder in the TC got his chip to 4.3 at 1.3v on the stock cooler. Granted that thing is a beast.

Anyway it'll all come down to what your individual chip is like. So yes it is possible.

Stock coolers on extreme chips aren't like the crap ones you get on the low end chips.

I think the OC you can get will depend highly on the ambient temps and airflow you can achieve in your case, get a nice case like a haf932 with some winter air and you'll go a hell of a lot further than you will in a small case with no air flow sitting under a hot desk.
    
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