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Thanks very much to jaded for the banner!

Thanks also to i7bigrig for laying the foundation of this club!



DISCLAIMER:
This isn't an easy club to join. You might even consider it exclusive. Most likely you will pull your hair out as you realize that your overclock fails. I take no responsibility for any emotional distress, or for any resulting physical damage to your CPU as you realize your voltage is utterly lacking. You have been warned.





Now that the core i7 has become widely popular, overclockers worldwide have been pushing this new chip to its limit. If you are reading this now and own a core i7, chances are you overclocked it. Here is the problem, most people overclock the i7 and think they are done and stable, when they are actually far from it. Overtime, instabilities will cause severe degradation of the chip.

Is your overclock 100% stable? That is what we are going to find out today!


In order to join the Core i7 100% Stability Club, you must post one screenshot containing the following:

-At least 20 runs of Linx passed with no errors, using a problem size no less than 25,000
(This will require your system to have around 4.8 GB of free memory, which should not be a problem for the majority of core i7 users. Allowing Linx to load and then unload seems to free up some additional memory.)

-CPUz front tab showing your overclock, voltage, and threads.

-Real Temp showing your min/max temperatures before and during linx.


Substitution of similar programs, such as CoreTemp for RealTemp, is certainly permitted so long as the parameters above are strictly followed. Trading LinX for IntelBurnTest is a bit more difficult, since as far as I know the problem size cannot be specified in IntelBurnTest.


As people post their screenshots in this thread, the list below will be updated with the highest stable overclocks on top, and the lowest stable overclocks on bottom.

Is your core i7 100% stable?

Links to the programs you will need:
Linx: www.youwatched.com/datajay/linx(0.63).7z
CPUZ: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Realtemp:http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1325/mirrors.php


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Note on thread takeover:

Since many of us are still interested in participating in this club, I'm going to get to work on updating the thread to reflect verifications since i7bigrig last made changes to the list. This may take some time, so please trust that the end product will be worth both my time and your patience.

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post #2 of 917 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 04:59 PM
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Core i7 Stable Users with HT on

dejanh
Clock: 4.55 Ghz
Voltage: 1.505
Idle: 46-41-44-41
Load: 86-84-82-80
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7183758

opt33
Clock: 4.51 Ghz
Voltage: 1.424
Idle: 38-40-39-35
Load: 73-75-73-70
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7184976

Clockadile Dundee
Clock: 4.42 Ghz
Voltage: 1.456
Idle: 37-30-35-32
Load: 71-67-68-64
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7177185

ChickenInferno
Clock: 4.42 Ghz
Voltage: 1.384
Idle: 39-35-36-33
Load: 92-88-86-85
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7205411

i7bigrig
Clock: 4.40 Ghz
Voltage: 1.364
Idle: 32-29-32-31
Load: 72-70-72-68
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7268903

MagicBox
Clock: 4.33 Ghz
Voltage: 1.408
Idle: 44-41-43-42
Load: 90-88-88-85
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7168465

aph
Clock: 4.33 Ghz
Voltage: 1.412
Idle: 42-40-42-38
Load: 93-88-86-84
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7188018

xxbassplayerxx
Clock: 4.31 Ghz
Voltage: 1.424
Idle: 38-33-36-34
Load: 80-81-77-78
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7195730

NoodleGTS
Clock: 4.29 Ghz
Voltage: 1.411
Idle: 40-37-40-34
Load: 77-74-75-72
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7183656

ReignsOfPower
Clock: 4.21 Ghz
Voltage: 1.256
Idle: 38-37-38-34
Load: 78-76-76-72
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7225485

FtW 420
Clock: 4.20 Ghz
Voltage: 1.248
Idle: 26-21-26-20
Load: 60-57-58-55
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7234954

tom.slick
Clock: 4.20 Ghz
Voltage: 1.240
Idle: 46-43-46-41
Load: 86-82-81-79
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7173217

Daveleaf
Clock: 4.10 Ghz
Voltage: 1.232
Idle: 34-33-37-33
Load: 65-65-64-64
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7230742


Yogi
Clock: 4.02 Ghz
Voltage 1.200
Idle: 43-39-43-39
Load: 82-79-80-76
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7192896

GigaByte
Clock: 4.01 Ghz
Voltage: 1.312
Idle: 44-44-44-43
Load: 79-80-78-78
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7173989

kevingreenbmx
Clock: 4.00 Ghz
Voltage 1.388
Idle: 40-44-45-44
Load: 87-87-82-85
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7186641

MTT
Clock: 4.00 Ghz
Voltage 1.184
Idle: 43-42-43-40
Load: 73-72-70-68
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7211831

Extreme Newbie
Clock: 3.9 Ghz
Voltage 1.256
Idle: 35-37-39-36
Load: 73-77-72-74
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7210073

Messymitch503
Clock: 3.8 Ghz
Voltage 1.216
Idle: 35-33-36-30
Load: 65-63-63-60
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7224124

Inktfish
Clock: 3.8 Ghz
Voltage 1.344
Idle: 48-39-42-38
Load: 75-73-72-71
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7165115

1keith1
Clock: 3.72 Ghz
Voltage 1.200
Idle: 34-32-35-29
Load: 68-64-65-61
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7252978

Core i7 Stable Users with HT off

beasty
Clock: 4.51 Ghz
Voltage: 1.360
Idle: 34-33-35-30
Load: 68-66-65-62
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7172840

ubunix
Clock: 4.20 Ghz
Voltage: 1.232
Idle: 37-37-39-36
Load: 74-73-72-70
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7195730

TonyGrunt
Clock: 4.11 Ghz
Voltage: 1.232
Idle: 35-32-35-31
Load: 70-68-68-65
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7243146

Masters
Clock: 4.01 Ghz
Voltage: 1.240
Idle: 46-43-46-42
Load: 72-70-72-68
Proof: https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ml#post7265906
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-At least 20 runs of Linx passed with no errors, using a problem size no less than 25,000. (This will require your system to have around 4.8 GB of free memory)

-CPUz front tab showing your overclock, voltage, and threads.

-Real Temp show
For me with Vista ultimate the most RAM I can get is 4500?
thats MAX ram


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Fixed it no idea how.
Screens here
One with "All" ram last night, resulting in 110 succesfull runs today.
Restarting LinX gave me the option for a whole new higher "All"
Just did 20 runs because I'm bored and want to play some games xd
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This is true with all PC components, when xxx program is known to clearly generate the most stress, use it, when xxx hours is known to represent 99.99999% stability, let it run that long. Some people don't seem to believe that. Anyway you'll be hearing from me again when I finalize this 4GHz
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This is true with all PC components, when xxx program is known to clearly generate the most stress, use it, when xxx hours is known to represent 99.99999% stability, let it run that long. Some people don't seem to believe that. Anyway you'll be hearing from me again when I finalize this 4GHz


Can't wait to see your results!

People should definitely care to be 100% stable, it has been shown that anything less will result in the degradation of your chip over time! You don't want random electrons jumping where they shouldn't be.

Update: I've also now started the core i7 100% stability club! You are in once you upload your pic
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Can't wait to see your results!

People should definitely care to be 100% stable, it has been shown that anything less will result in the degradation of your chip over time! You don't want random electrons jumping where they shouldn't be.

Update: I've also now started the core i7 100% stability club! You are in once you upload your pic
Nothing on the RAM Problem?
Might be a very lonely club if there are more people with my problems.

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Nothing on the RAM Problem?
Might be a very lonely club if there are more people with my problems.
Wait... why is vista maxing your ram at 4.5gb? Are you on the 32 bit version?
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I'm on the 64 bit version.
If I select all ram I get this: 4536
This means a problem size of: 24331.
I think vista uses more resources than Win7, therefor the 25k problem size isn't possible for me.

Can't you change it to "All" ram?

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I'm on the 64 bit version.
If I select all ram I get this: 4536
This means a problem size of: 24331.
I think vista uses more resources than Win7, therefor the 25k problem size isn't possible for me.

Can't you change it to "All" ram?

Can you try to free up some system process for that extra room? I'll try to rethink the rules if its too difficult, but if you can disable some of your tasks such as windows update, any open browsers, or unneeded background tasks you should be able to get 4.8gb free.

Give it a shot, and let me know.
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