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Hey, just decided id burn in my i7 930 again to see how much it has improved over the last 6 months of heavy overclocking use. so i followed my normal burn in procedure which is finding the lowest Vcore that the cpu will run stable at then slowly increasing the frequency between ITB runs. to my surprise the improvements were huge, 6 months ago the lowest my 930 would run at stock clocks was ~1.15v. But now i have it sitting on 1.000v and overclocked 500mhz from stock (3.3ghz). so i thought to myself that it cant really be stable so i set up a 150 lap ITB run on max settings and went to bed. in the morning i woke and it had passed all 150 laps!

so my question is, is this abnormally good for a i7 930 to run at 1.000v and have a 500mhz overclock as well? ive attached a screen shot with 5 laps ITB and EVGA E-LEET showing voltages and stuff.
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post #2 of 13
its good but dont expect your chip to be the best in the world.
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thats one amazing chip, but run prime for 2 hours then tell me the temps and stability, tried 5 ghz, worked for about 30 minutes, then bsod that was at 1.4 vcore
post #4 of 13
Run P95 for at least 12h before bragging about it.
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yea, i would use Prime 95 but ive found it to be unreliable, ive primed a computer for 12 hours only to have it fail the 3rd or 4th pass of intel burn test. im pretty confident that ITB running 150 laps would prove complete stability

What i really want to know, is has anyone done or seen better?
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post #6 of 13
u must get awesome temps at that voltage!!!
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going to run prime 95 for 12 hours and post a screen shot. temps are in the screen shot i attached in first post but highest it got to was 50*C
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post #8 of 13
thats about normal for an ok 920
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Same sorta thing happend to my processor as well. I used to run it @ 4.16 Ghz (198*21) with 1.3375 vcore and anything under that voltage would give me a bsod under P95. I've recently changed it to 4.2 Ghz (200*21) and it's working with just 1.325 volts! It's been over 28 hours P95 stable and it's staggering, really. I know my chip isn't particularly good, but any improvement is certainly useful. I guess some CPUs are like cheese, they mature over time .
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post #10 of 13
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well, for all your prime fans, its been 5 hours since i started the prime 95 large FFT run and its still going strong, temps have stayed under 53*C the whole time.
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