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What's Your 24/7 Overclock?

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December 25, 2010 6:03:48 AM

Just wondering what your all day, every day overclock is that you find safe and won't completely cut down your CPU's lifespan.

I'm running my Core i7 940 @ 3.8 Ghz and core voltage at 1.27 with temps idling around 35-40 degrees depending on the room temp. Just curious if just because the temp is nice and low if I can run this all the time.

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December 25, 2010 6:55:39 AM

Yes- But do check its stability on prime 95 for about 4- 6hrs- higher better-
ANd also monitor your load temps with hw monitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
- Load temp is very important-
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December 25, 2010 8:40:00 AM

Mmm true. I've prime'd it for about 12 hours and OCCT'd for 7-8 while I was at work, seems okay. Load temps were at 60-68
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December 25, 2010 8:52:44 AM

mine is 4Ghz with my Core i7 920 @ 1.28V 24/7 Max temp 56C

Benching at 4.4Ghz @ 1.454V max temp: unknown

Max overclock @ 4.6Ghz 1.55V+ (not 100% stable) max temp: hotter than the sun.
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December 25, 2010 9:27:43 AM

e8400 @ 4.0Ghz volts. 1.31- Idle 32 full load 42.
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December 25, 2010 2:07:43 PM

You max daily OC depends on your CPU, your mobo(bios settings) and cooling system so no two are the same.

Evga X58 SLI + i7 920

My Max is 4.2Ghz for benching(will boot at 4.4Ghz but eventually crashes), 3.8Ghz during the winter months(the office is cold) and 3.6Ghz during the summer months(the office gets real hot).

I don't trust any of the temperatures people post because often the temp is dependent on what software was used to do the monitoring and can be off as much as 5 - 10C. Frankly some of the readings are pretty unbelievable.
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December 26, 2010 3:09:55 AM

I have an i7-930 @3.5GHz (167x21) 1.13v
Asus p6t (not deluxe) mobo and a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
Idle temps (core#0): 38-40C
Prime95 max temps (core#0): 61 C
All temps measured with Hardware Monitor (the newest version as of 12/29/2010)
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December 28, 2010 6:01:25 PM

AMD X4 940BE
Titan Fenrir HSF w/ AC MX-3 Thermal Paste
3.6 GHz
1.47 Volts

Ambient Temp. : 26c
CPU Temp. : 38c @ Idle 57c @ 100%

Ambient Temp were taken with a Fluke IR Temp Probe
CPU Readings were taken with Speedfan 4.42
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