I7 920 @ 4.0ghz temps


I am just testing to see how far I can push my cpu but am not going to run it full time at these high clocks... I will most likely keep it around 3.6ghz and ram clocked at 1804mhz. (Stable prime95 and intelburntest)

I just passed intelburntest and used the option 1 for max stress and 10 passes... the temps do go up pretty high even with a cooler master v8 w/ a swaped out 105cfm Silverstone fan.

(This is a c0/c1 stepping chip w/ Asus P6T Deluxe V2 & Corsair Dominator 1866mhz ram clocked down to 1604mhz.)

Settings are:
CPU Ratio: 20
BLCK: 200
CPU Vcore: 1.35v
Ram Bus Vcore: 1.66v

Highest core temps recorded:
Core 0: 82*c :o
Core1: 80*c
Core2: 80*c
Core3: 76*c

Highest CPU temp itself was 71*c - Also to add my ambiet room temps is around 60*F haha... pretty cool day here.


This is all while surfing the web and chatting on Aim. I read that using the linpack testing will result in higher temps than prime and it did for me... but the tolerance level of the temps is more acceptable/understandble because of the load.

**What I am wondering is if my temps are too high during the intelburntest: option1/10 passes.

(Note: I have a Prolimatech Megahalems comming in the mail so the temps will definitely go down.)

Thank you for your responses in advance! :hello:
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  1. temps are way too high, you want them under 70 any higher and it's not good. I'd recomend lowering the voltage, unless it's struggled with a lower voltage because that seems a tad high and if it is struggling at lower voltages then you want to downclock it, and the ram voltage as well. Intel recomends that the ram voltage doesn't go over 1.65
  2. ^
    I have a D0 at 4.0Ghz (1.3v vcore) and I hit just over that running OCCT with a large dataset, high priority, hyperthreading on. I max at about 86C in OCCT, Coretemp reads it at 83C. Idle I'm around 53-55C OCCT, Coretemp reads it at 50-53C.

    For some reason Coretemp(and realtemp) register my temps 3C lower than OCCT does.

    I run perfectly stable, not sure how you can get a 4GHz OC, even with a D0, and not go over 70C full load.
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