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1.4 volts is where im at now for 4.2 but i havent tried to lower it i was thinking about just going up and seeing if i can go to 4.3 to 4.4 on same voltage. Passed Intel Burn test on high and Prime 95 for 20 minutes on small ffts.. I have Hyper Threading Off and my multiplier at 23 and bclck at 183 at 1.4vcore and temps are 78 77 75 73 on full load.. Is everything looking good or is this about as high as i want to go with this chip?
    
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20 minutes is not a good test with prime95. 24 hours is what you need to do.
    
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You passed at least 20 runs of IBT? And at least 12 hours of Prime95?
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ok. so i will leave the prime 95 small ffts running.. I have been scared if i did this that i could ruin my comp forgetting about it and if it reloads after it crashes with the same harmful settings.. anyways I would leave prime up for hours but in the back of my head im always worried.. intel burn test needs 30 passes? my GFlops were 61? is that decent?
    
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can you run intel burn test and prime at the same time?
    
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can you run intel burn test and prime at the same time?
I wouldn't. Lol. You might be asking for something bad to happen.
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4.4Ghz-4.5Ghz seems to be about the most with air, maybe a tad more with a crafty setup.
If you have HT off you should go up a little higher, but 4.2Ghz is cruizin right along.

And Prime is an average CPU burn for an i7.
A couple hours with a good burn should be more then enough.
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I've never seen someone get above my mark 24/7 on air, but I won't hesitate to say it's been done. My hunch is that a golden chip (which yours is not- you're taking some serious voltage to do that!) could put out 4.6 GHz on air.
    
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LoL... i dont think I want to get to 4.6 on air ROFL butt... Your 4.4 looks sexy on the same mobo as mine.. my batch number is 3018b296 revision d0 to me its a golden chip im thinking about just going back to 4.0 ghz and keeping it at like 1.28 volts wrather than 4.3 at 1.4vcore just doesnt seem worht that extra energy? and heat? let alone stress and longevity of device?
    
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Certainly not a bad idea. Depending on what you use your rig for, much of the time these big numbers we strive for are for vanity only, and day to day you will notice no real difference between 4.3 and 4.0.
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