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Overclocking i7 950 on Asus Sabertooth X58

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November 14, 2010 8:23:52 PM

Hi everyone. I just got my new i7 950 build on an asus sabetooth and im completly neew to the i line of cpu's especially oc'ing them. I really want to oc my i7 950 to at least 4 ghz or more.

i7 950
Asus sabertooth x58
XFX gts 250 x2 in sli
6 gigs ddr3 1600
haf x case
corsair h70

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November 15, 2010 4:57:50 PM

The sabertooth board makes it really easy, just follow the OCing guide in this forum. Make sure you read the mobo manual for how to reset and what the lights mean if the OC is unstable
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November 24, 2010 6:42:05 AM

I am also running the Sabertooth X58 and i7 950, so far im at 3.8 Ghz with idle temps at the high 30's low 40's... I am using the Corsair H50 liquid cpu cooler, and I really have no idea what I am doing.

everything seems stable and the stress tests pass fine. haven't tried 4.0Ghz yet tho.
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November 24, 2010 6:59:12 AM

harrycarry250 said:
Hi everyone. I just got my new i7 950 build on an asus sabetooth and im completly neew to the i line of cpu's especially oc'ing them. I really want to oc my i7 950 to at least 4 ghz or more.

i7 950
Asus sabertooth x58
XFX gts 250 x2 in sli
6 gigs ddr3 1600
haf x case
corsair h70



for what ..?
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November 24, 2010 6:00:14 PM

Harrycarry,

I'm doing a very similar build (diff mobo though), which I actually built last night.

i7-950
Gigabyte UD3R
XFX HD 5850 (reference)
6 GB DDR3 1600
Zalman CNPS10x Quiet Cooler
Corsair tx650w PSU


After reading handful of guides, I decided to take the simplest approach to try to get the highest stable OC without really being an expert. I left the RAM settings on auto, set the multiplier at 22x, and then started raising the BCLK until it became unstable at that voltage (tested using Prime95 with small FFTs). Then I'd raise the voltage (either in .005V or .001V increments) and continue raising the BCLK until it became unstable.

Right now I'm at 4.114GHz (22x 187BCLK frequency). Voltage is at 1.334V; I had to raise it several times to get it stable- was shutting down after about 20-25 mins of testing at slightly lower voltage). Everything looks good.

Good luck with the build and OC- let us know how it goes.

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December 3, 2010 11:23:08 PM

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December 3, 2010 11:28:04 PM

He everybody, I really appreciate all the input y'all have given to me. Especially beltzy. Like I said I am extremely unfiliar to oberclocking on the x58 platform but y'all have really cleared thinngs up.
Thanks again.
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December 9, 2010 2:26:03 AM

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r3con_woo said:
I am also running the Sabertooth X58 and i7 950, so far im at 3.8 Ghz with idle temps at the high 30's low 40's... I am using the Corsair H50 liquid cpu cooler, and I really have no idea what I am doing.

everything seems stable and the stress tests pass fine. haven't tried 4.0Ghz yet tho.




Please give me some details! I have the exact build as yours, I only want a small OC like you stated. If you wouldn't mind giving the details of what you selected, it would be highly appreciated!
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December 9, 2010 5:46:42 AM

I just OCed for the first time; my build is similar:
i7-950 @3.9995 (lets call it four)
Asus
HIS HD 5870 (slight factory OC)
Mushkin 6 GB DDR3 1600
Xigmatek Dark Knight Cooler
Corsair hx850w PSU

For a first-timer, I'm very happy with 4GHz, and with your setup you should easily pass 4. This guide got me pretty much all the way there:

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-...
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December 11, 2010 2:29:18 PM

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