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to push the 980x to 4.0 or above or not to...that is the question.

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I recently built a new system with some of the newest gear out there and some of last year too. This is the first time i have worked with a couple of these new technologies and never owned any of the coveted xtreme intels before now my question is to anyone who allready has a build like mine and has over clocked it STABLE to at or above 4.0ghz even just under i guess. I want some insight on how you went about changing the settings to the processor to get it to remain stable im pretty sure the cooling isnt the main issue i may be doing some numbers out of portion wattage multipliers that sort of thing so any suggestions would be helpful thank you. My build is this. And i dont plan to run the system at the overclock all the time just when i plan to edit hd video... I realize the 980x is over kill for the average day to day uses lol.


board - DX578OG
RAM - crucial 1600mhz
graphics - two radeon hd 5770 ddr5, 1gb ram in crossfire mode over clocked to 1405mhz ram and 950mhz gpu
processor - 980x @3.33
primary hard drive - crucial c300 ssd
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I tell you this. If you come here and don't want to push your system to the max, You're on the wrong place. We are here to push every hardware to the limit. If we are happy with stock, We will prolly be in HP or Dell forums praising their systems.

So yeah. PUSH it to 4Ghz and above!
Edited by jethro_static - 3/29/11 at 1:14pm
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short answer: yes!
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I'd be a dam shame not to overclock the thing, just look at it for heavens sake, RAW POWER just waiting to be UNLEASHED upon the mortal realm!

heck, best to be mindful not to let neighbors know if you don't OC it, you might have a riot outside your home. I'm talking the crazy middle of the night pitch and torches ablazen kinda trouble. You don't wanna go there....

Overclock it already smile.gif

ps: yeah i might have had to much coffee today smile.gif
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Do it!
     
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As a 980x owner...DO IT! 980x's are incredibly easy to get over 4.0GHz. Then it depends on your batch number. I got one of the worst batches and can get 4.1GHz easy at 1.35 volts with a really funky BCLK and multiplier, but anything over that goes to 3.75v+ and I need my computer running for 24/7 for the next 6 years or so.
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4ghz on that chip is where you go "ok now that we have established the baseline lets do some overclocking!" cheers.gif

ps am jealous. Gl and have fun with that thing.
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Ok this might be shocking:
"Do it!" You own this thing! This is like a wild animal in a cage... it wants to be free.
Let it out ...
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my one is on 4.4 daily and it loads my facebook page super fast yo. Just do it, not like its a challenge? lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyap7;12923241 
As a 980x owner...DO IT! 980x's are incredibly easy to get over 4.0GHz. Then it depends on your batch number. I got one of the worst batches and can get 4.1GHz easy at 1.35 volts with a really funky BCLK and multiplier, but anything over that goes to 3.75v+ and I need my computer running for 24/7 for the next 6 years or so.
This breaks my heart hearing that. 4.1 GHz at 1.35v? I would demand a refund.
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