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I7 920 overclocking help

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April 5, 2010 4:31:28 AM

I have an i7 920 and currently have it running at 180 x 20 = 3.6ghz, and am wondering if my temps and voltages are ok.



I ran the test you see there on screen at those settings, coretemp shows idle and max recorded temps, and you can see my voltage settings via my evga utility.

Can i overclock further based on these results? am i safe at these results? etc etc... just wanting to know where i stand here. Cooler Master V8 cooler.

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April 5, 2010 3:13:27 PM

An i7 920 is generally good for 4.0GHz before heat and voltage start going through the roof.

I see 1.2V for the CPU which is nothing for that part. 1.35V is more typical at 4.0, and many go higher.

Any "burn" type of test (inc Prime95) generates temps at the upper limit. Real world use will be 10C cooler.

Yes you can go further. I tend to shoot for 85-90C on Prime95 and real world max temps will be 75-80C. You will need to increase your CPU voltage.
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April 5, 2010 5:17:54 PM

vvhocare5 said:
An i7 920 is generally good for 4.0GHz before heat and voltage start going through the roof.

I see 1.2V for the CPU which is nothing for that part. 1.35V is more typical at 4.0, and many go higher.

Any "burn" type of test (inc Prime95) generates temps at the upper limit. Real world use will be 10C cooler.

Yes you can go further. I tend to shoot for 85-90C on Prime95 and real world max temps will be 75-80C. You will need to increase your CPU voltage.



Do you think i can run 3.8 at 1.25V?
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April 5, 2010 5:39:53 PM

Are you using the stock cooler? your temps are getting up there. I wouldn't go past 75C under load. Try upping the VTT and lowering the vcore.
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