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post #1 of 18
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Hello everyone!

I'm pretty new to OC'ing and I hope you'll help me out!

I just finished a nice build with the SR-2 and dual X5680 chips, 24GB corsair GT's.

I'm working on finding the best stable CPU OC settings for this setup. The cpu's and chipset are cooled with two XSPC RX480 rads and 12 silent typhoon 1450rpm fans and a Swiftech MCP35X pump for this loop.

I have tried these settings from the evga forum:

200 blck (got to 180 before getting issues)
1.475 vcore
1.35vtt
1066 mem multi
1.65 memory voltage
1.4 IOH
IOH 0 -75 and IOH 1 -13

How can I improve the setup? ;-)

I have run some quick tests at 4,5Ghz and scored 22.5 pts in cinebench 11.5 but I'm not sure if this is longterm stable yet.

The cpu clock is my main priority and why I build this monster in the first place, this is going to be my 3D rendering box smile.gif
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Wow, I'm drool.gif
Have you checked stability with Linx (Intel Burn Test) or prime95?
 
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i could be wrong, but that seems like a lot of vcore for 4.5ghz ?
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Originally Posted by koven;12472242 
i could be wrong, but that seems like a lot of vcore for 4.5ghz ?

I think you're right. The settings are meant to go to 5Ghz, but I wasn't able to get that working so i lowered the blck to 180, maybe I should lower the vcore too?
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post #5 of 18
Lower block and higher multiplier. Make sure the multiplier is odd since they tend to like it better.
 
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post #6 of 18
Just keep them at 4.4 or 4.5 :X
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;12474401 
Lower block and higher multiplier. Make sure the multiplier is odd since they tend to like it better.

AFAIK I can't go higher on the multiplier :S
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post #8 of 18
i would be happy with that setup on stock clocks lol
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post #9 of 18
"Im new to overclocking, but I bought an SR-2, a pair of $1500 cpus and dual 480 rads."

man i wish i jumped into it like that instead of starting out on building Pentium I/II's.


Whats wrong with 4.4Ghz on a westmere with 12mb cache ?
    
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmp459;12481007 
"Im new to overclocking, but I bought an SR-2, a pair of $1500 cpus and dual 480 rads."

man i wish i jumped into it like that instead of starting out on building Pentium I/II's.


Whats wrong with 4.4Ghz on a westmere with 12mb cache ?

Some people are lalalalalala wheee.gifheadscratch.gif
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