Thanks very much to jaded for the banner!
Thanks also to i7bigrig for laying the foundation of this club!
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:
Club Sig Code:
[CODE] :clock:[url=http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/574063-core-i7-stability-challenge.html][B]The Core i7 100% Stability Club[/B][/url]:clock:
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.