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To push further, or not to push further, that is the question.

post #1 of 14
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Got my SB build yesterday, set it up, started overclocking pretty much immediately. Right now I'm at:

i7-2600k
4.5ghz
1.26v
Auto RAM Freq until I find my absolute overclock.

I ran P95 Blend, went to sleep, woke up and I was over 8 hours stable. Real temp recorded highest temp being 70c.

Would you guys say I keep going? Right now I'm 33c IDLE and it's 64 degrees outside, not sure about ambient temps.
post #2 of 14
Umm yes! keep pushing, go for the 5GHZ point...
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What would you say I let temps get to before I stop?
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Lock the Ram at 1600mhz, overclocking it provides virtually zero gain.

With the Asus board, I would suggest VRM freq of 350, LLC on Very High, and Phase Control on Extreme, and enable PLL overvoltage. Go ahead and drop your PLL voltage down to like 1.65-1.7, what they list as "normal" in the BIOS is overkill, most of us found more stability and better temps below the value.

At that point your voltage should be pretty stable under load. Be sure to test w/ both Small FFTs AND Blend. Alot of them will pass Small FFTs all day long and fail Blend in 30 mins.

Anything under 75C for Tj (after 20-30mins) is pretty much safe, at that point your Tcase is still a good deal below intel tolerances. These 32nm chips have a bit more delta than the older ones in my opinion, but seem much hardier in terms of temps and volts as well. Intel seems to have made a pretty durable chip.

Dont be afraid to throw 1.4v at it if your temps are still good. I know alot of people running 1.4+ on air and 1.45-1.5 on water since release without any issues.

I would suggest aiming for 4.7-4.8, you should have no problem getting there on an H70. My guess is you will need between 1.38 and 1.42v for 4.8Ghz.
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post #5 of 14
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Well, I've been following a really nice guide.

Here: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html

It says to find your maximum overclock, THEN lock your RAM freq at advertised speed, aka 1600 for me.

Any for temperatures, I'm not sure what you mean by "75 for TJ".
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Well, I've been following a really nice guide.

Here: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...beginners.html

It says to find your maximum overclock, THEN lock your RAM freq at advertised speed, aka 1600 for me.

Any for temperatures, I'm not sure what you mean by "75 for TJ".
I mean 75C in the latest version RealTemp. Intel takes their max temp readings from a point in the IHS that we don't have a sensor on.

The reason they say that in the guide is to take out the question of ram stability due to the sticks possibly needing manual timings. If its your first time it will probably be easier to just leave it at 1333 for the time being w/ Timings set to Auto. Takes something out of the equation. Those pieces you have though are known to work great with these boards.
    
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post #7 of 14
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So in the most basic form of things, don't let my temps go over 75c?
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I'd be dissapointed if I didn't make 5.0 with a 2600K
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post #9 of 14
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Haha, I'm doing my best! I'm just confused on when to stop when I my temps get too high. I've read some people are comfortable letting it hit 85c in P95 Blend, others 70, others 75, others 65, etc.
post #10 of 14
You've still got loads of headroom left. I'd say you can hit 5 with 1.45v or less going by what you're reporting now.

I wouldn't go much above 70 personally. I get hesitant when it reaches 65, lol.
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