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Overclocking core i7 920 to 5 ghz with one core?

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August 22, 2010 5:08:43 AM

Is it possible to overclock a core i7 920 to 5 ghz with a vcore not above 1.30 volts using only one core and disabled hyperthreading.
August 23, 2010 12:04:09 AM

I know it's possible... But why?

I mean, you could LN2 it at that temperature, or wait until it snows and do it outside...

Might have to put the Vcore at 1.35, though...
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August 23, 2010 11:08:13 AM

-.-... I'm just going to say, if you're going to do that, it's practically the equivelent of me OCing a AMD Sempron 140 to 5ghz.
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August 23, 2010 11:43:09 AM

I know that it is a silly idea and not worth it, but I am just curious if it is possible with only minimal vcore increase.
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August 23, 2010 2:28:55 PM

I doubt it would be possible at that Vcore. Probably closer to 1.4V than 1.3V, even with load line calibration. Once you go over 4ghz, it really starts to lose efficiency fast.
September 2, 2010 6:15:48 AM

aznshinobi said:
-.-... I'm just going to say, if you're going to do that, it's practically the equivelent of me OCing a AMD Sempron 140 to 5ghz.


I thought it would be a lot faster then that for single threaded apps
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September 2, 2010 1:12:12 PM

Just because there is 1 core doesn't mean it would run on less. It just has 1/4th the chance of crashing but still required the 1.6v and some extreme cooling.

The intel nehalem architecture has more instructions per clock. So it would beat out a semperon at the same clock rate.
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