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Switching 920 for 950

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Ok so here is a silly question. And i know it would take some tweaking but......
If i switched a my 920 that is overclocked to 4GHZ (21X191) Whats the likely hood that i could through in a 950 and hit 4.4GHZ (23X191)
The reason why i ask is everything is good at my BCLK of 191 so just making the chip stable at that would be my only thing i would have to work on right? Or am i thinking about this completely wrong.
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There is no guarantee that a 950 could hit that high, in fact, most 950's aren't really all that strong overclockers, their memory controller is weaker than a 930 and 920. IF you could get it to 4.4ghz, the only way it would be worth it would be if it were an even swap, or if it were a couple $$ ($20 max) otherwise the .4ghz isn't worth it. Spend the $$ on another GPU
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Why not try bumping your baseclock up to 200 and getting 4.2GHz?

Most boards can handle 200.
    
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Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
Why not try bumping your baseclock up to 200 and getting 4.2GHz?

Most boards can handle 200.
I haven't messed with my OC in over a year i know i kinda had troubles past 191. Don't really want to put much effort into it. I have access to a 950 so i thought if it was a drop in and achieve i would have done it.
But apparently it wont be as easy as a swap to have access to 2 more on the multiplier so i will just call the whole thing off.
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doesnt the i7 920 have 20x multiplier as max? the i7 930 having 21x?

or do you have Turbo activated? (just interrested)
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doesnt the i7 920 have 20x multiplier as max? the i7 930 having 21x?

or do you have Turbo activated? (just interrested)
I think yeah the turbo is activated to bump it to 21x and i was talking about a 950 and that has a 23 multiplier not sure if that is with turbo or not.
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