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got it to 4.2GHz on a voltage of 1.29xxx (cant remember the last 3). i actually had it stable on 1.28125v for 2 hours, but then after 2 hours in prime 95 the # 3 core failed the test so i uped it to 1.29xxx and its 100% stable after 6 hours in prime 95 and a max temp of 74c.

Check it out: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1701644

the first temp screenshot is idle and second is under 100% load (dont listen to the frequency on the temp monitor it bugged out)
post #12 of 15
Stable with 1.265v? Go higher... 0.2GHz is 200 000 000 of clock cycles per second, 200 000 000 more operations (ok, basic movl/add etc)... So if you get a nice cooler go HIGHER! You can still push the vcore higher within the safe limits so no point stopping there...
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ya i might go water cooling soon cause overclocking is fun i never really messed around with it before. plus my 5850s get really hot under max load, so when i do im going to push it further smile.gif
Edited by vmatt1203 - 3/9/11 at 2:41pm
post #14 of 15
By the way, it's Xigmatek, not Ximagate. laugher.gif

On topic: Try running Intel Burn Test instead of Prime95. Run it with 8 threads on max stress level for about 2 hours. If it passes that, then you're almost definitely stable. I've had Prime fail after 12 hours before. With the same settings, IBT will fail within a couple hours.
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@aznofazns

i got a hour and a half in to the burn test and i had to stop the test because i had to got to work but it passed successfully up to that point. but ill re-test it tomorrow when ive got enough time to see if it will pass the full test

and thnk for pointing the xigmatek misspell
Edited by vmatt1203 - 3/9/11 at 6:36pm
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