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I did this a while ago, but I just found this pic and decided I'd throw it up here to show some who have this CPU that it Can be done. Yes I know this is at Idle, but it wasn't very stable for me. I could run Prime95 SMALL fft just fine but the large made me freeze. My P5Q Pro mobo is what really gave me the trouble, that and I only have 800Mhz DDR2 so it was also holding me back.
If you have a good mobo and some PC2-8500 I'm sure you could be stable at 4.0Ghz with this CPU :]
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Interesting, I'm 24/7 stable at 3.8@1.425v (BIOS); What's the max you felt/feel comfortable with this chip? Where do you currently run? I've got the board and cooling to push this chip I feel, but I don't want to cut into the lifespan by any noticeable margin...

Edit: Also, why does your CPU-Z show 500x6 = 3000MHz and the windows bit says 4GHz?
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Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled;12797464 
Interesting, I'm 24/7 stable at 3.8@1.425v (BIOS); What's the max you felt/feel comfortable with this chip? Where do you currently run? I've got the board and cooling to push this chip I feel, but I don't want to cut into the lifespan by any noticeable margin...

Edit: Also, why does your CPU-Z show 500x6 = 3000MHz and the windows bit says 4GHz?

That's just the CPU power saving feature knocking the multiplier down to 6x when it's at idle, I'm surprised you didn't know that yet.

As far as the max I was comfortable at... I would have to say 3.6Ghz @ 1.36v.
Again, I think my motherboard and RAM are the main limitation for me. Even at 4.0Ghz I wasn't pushing the chip to a point I feel like it was dangerous. My Arctic Freezer 7 which I've lapped kept all the cores pretty well under 70C "and these are 45nm Intel cores which are known to have bad temp sensors". The chip itself was about 50-55C under load at 3.8-4.0Ghz and I would feel comfortable with that if my motherboard could take it. Mainly I think it just needs a higher multiplier and it would be a no-brainer.
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Originally Posted by SaltwaterCooled;12797464 
Interesting, I'm 24/7 stable at 3.8@1.425v (BIOS); What's the max you felt/feel comfortable with this chip? Where do you currently run? I've got the board and cooling to push this chip I feel, but I don't want to cut into the lifespan by any noticeable margin...

Edit: Also, why does your CPU-Z show 500x6 = 3000MHz and the windows bit says 4GHz?

OH... and I forgot to mention, at the moment I go back and forth between 3.2Ghz and 2.66 (stock). Anything over 3.2Ghz is negligible for me unless I'm benchmarking. My GTS 250 is a bottleneck for this CPU and I don't get any real world increase after 3.2Ghz.
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So, a screenshot of 3.0GHz idle with no stress testing results? Not really showing anyone anything.

On a 20" monitor you certainly should get a bump from 3.2 to 4.0. What's the res, 1440x900? I have an 8800GTX that can still kill that res....
Edited by 2thAche - 3/19/11 at 11:45pm
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Originally Posted by 2thAche;12798194 
So, a screenshot of 3.0GHz idle with no stress testing results? Not really showing anyone anything.

On a 20" monitor you certainly should get a bump from 3.2 to 4.0. What's the res, 1440x900? I have an 8800GTX that can still kill that res....

Well, you should have read what I said in relationship to the idle.
My monitor is 1600x900 and there is no difference above 3.2Ghz, or even 3.0Ghz for that matter. Maybe you'll get more 2FPS at tops between 3.2Ghz and 4.0 in most games, but what difference does it make? Not worth the power consumption.
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I know what EIST does at idle. Screenshot still tells us nothing. Lets see 60 minutes of OCCT at 4.0, that should be easy. And you can set power options to "high performance" so it's not throttled for your screenshot.

20" at 1600x900, holy crap how do you read text?

And there are alot more reasons than gaming to OC your CPU.
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I got mine at 3.5 Stable, if i had a better mobo it's get 4 gigawatts easy
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I just finished a Q8300 at 3.6 6hrs largeFFT stable. It can do 3.8, never tried for more and didn't try to stabilize 3.8 since it's for a family member and FSB is very high at those clocks. I would be very surprised to see a Q8400@4.0 OCCT stable much less 4-6 hours of Prime Blend or large FFT.

LargeFFT6hr.jpg

I'm just sayin....
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Originally Posted by 2thAche;12799774 
I know what EIST does at idle. Screenshot still tells us nothing. Lets see 60 minutes of OCCT at 4.0, that should be easy. And you can set power options to "high performance" so it's not throttled for your screenshot.

20" at 1600x900, holy crap how do you read text?

And there are alot more reasons than gaming to OC your CPU.

Well, I don't do anything that needs a whole lot of speed personally, I only over clock as a hobby. I know that you can turn the power saver off, I just forgot to lol. As far as the 1600x900, I think it looks fine... if I set to 1440x900, it gets pixel looking (especially on a DVI cable).
Edited by bullet937 - 3/20/11 at 9:14am
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