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My first overclock. What do you guys think? I know its not super fast or anything, but i am looking for a really stable system. I decided to start with a mild overclock. Tell me what you guys think? I ran prime 95 for nearly two days. I had one read error ,in one of the 8 threads, I ran it for a whole day after that with no errors. It hasnt froze or had any issues yet!! Its running really good as far as i can tell

CPU--Freq : 3560.85 MHz (169.56 * 21)

+3.3v---------3.28v
cpu vcore-----1.12v
dram----------1.52v
cpu vtt--------1.24v
nb core-------1.13v
+5v-----------4.96v
+12v----------12.11v
vsb3v---------3.28v
vbat-----------3.18v

Temps at load!

cpu------40.0c
vreg-----57.0c
system--35.0c
core#1--54.0c
core#2--52.0c
core#3--52.0c
core#4--47.0c

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1672579

I would like to know if it looks good, any tips or suggestions would be nice, i would like to get this bad boy to 4ghz, but i dont want to sacrafice stability to get there!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 2/22/11 at 5:36pm
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Looks good, but those chips more headroom than 3.5Ghz. You can push it a bit faster i think. If you decide to, just stress test it for a couple of hours to make it sure it's stable, when you decide on a sweet spot (after all even the exactly same chips are all different when overclocking) just stress it for 24 hours. Just make sure your cooling is sufficient, your temps aren't that high, it's not like it's going to be in trouble.
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Originally Posted by Darkwisdom View Post
Looks good, but those chips more headroom than 3.5Ghz. You can push it a bit faster i think. If you decide to, just stress test it for a couple of hours to make it sure it's stable, when you decide on a sweet spot (after all even the exactly same chips are all different when overclocking) just stress it for 24 hours. Just make sure your cooling is sufficient, your temps aren't that high, it's not like it's going to be in trouble.
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could get atleast 4ghz with a i7 95 hopefully
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I would like to know if all the numbers look good.( please) I posted a link for my cpu-z vallidation also.
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looking very nice =) go for 4ghz!
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edit i just got a i7 950 today and im at 4ghz @ 1.28vcore! cant get stable at 4.2 not as good as my i7 920 d0 which could do 4.2 at 1.33 but it runs alot cooler.. 920 used to get mid 90s.. this barely hits 80
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post #8 of 43
with your setup, you can hit 4.2 easily (or moe )
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Ok so i bumped it up tp 3.6ghz. Its been running all day . I think im going for 3.7ghz - 3.8ghz after i post this and restart. Here are my numbers so far! All helpful advice or any tips are very welcome!

CPU-Z

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1674585


CPU--Freq : 3602.89 MHz (171.57 * 21)

+3.3v---------3.26v
cpu vcore-----1.12v
dram----------1.52v
cpu vtt--------1.26v
nb core-------1.13v
+5v-----------4.96v
+12v----------12.11v
vsb3v---------3.30v
vbat-----------3.20v

Temps at load! ( PRIM 95 + internet + e-leet)

cpu------44.0c
vreg-----64.0c
system--37.0c
core#1--58.0c
core#2--56.0c
core#3--56.0c
core#4--51.0c
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post #10 of 43
You will be able to get 4.2 ghz when you are ready! I went all in on my first overclock and shot for 4.2 (I am new to all of this) and Finnaly have it completly stable but I cant drop a notch below 1.3 Vcore and keep stability.

My max temps I have seen were 77C on cores 1&2 74C on cores 3&4 and that was for a very very short time about 9 hours into prime. Its almost ALWAYS @ 74, 74, 71,71. We have the same cooling and I dont know if you have the stock fans but I replaced mine with GT ap15's and Honestly didn't see much temp improvement but the noise level dropped alot so was well worth the dough spent. Either way Good luck and see you in the 4ghz area sometime!
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