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What's your highest i5 750/760 OC??

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January 28, 2011 6:51:15 PM

Hi guys. Just for fun I'm wondering what sort of overclocks people have been able to achieve on these very excellent CPUs? It looks like the 2500k is going to completely blow the old i5 quads out of the water, but let's hear it for these great CPUs.

For daily usage I usually use 177 base clock with turbo enabled, so it's at 3.7ghz with turbo to 4.25ghz

However, I got it stable at 205 base clock, 4.13ghz across all 4 cores. Temps were getting high but still ok. I'm going to see if 4.2 is achievable this weekend.

I have the validated link in my signature along with system specs. (although it doesn't show: Antec 902 case, Zalman CNPS10X Extreme heat sink)

So, let's hear it!

(I'm especially curious how the 760s do with their extra multiplier

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January 29, 2011 2:41:14 AM

I have pushed my I5-750 to as high as 4.4 Ghz although the temps and instability was unusable. I am now stable @ 3.9 Ghz and low temps and I get 10.127 on 1m super pi, @ 52 gflops. I don't use turbo so my temps stay quite stable.
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January 29, 2011 2:51:16 AM

Wolf, stop acting like a noob, The forum warz overclocking competition (at the Raptor Pit) starts next week, are you going to play?

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January 29, 2011 4:27:48 AM

RJR said:
Wolf, stop acting like a noob, The forum warz overclocking competition (at the Raptor Pit) starts next week, are you going to play?


...what??
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January 29, 2011 3:43:50 PM

wolfram23 said:
...what??

OOOOOPs, sorry, I think your the wrong Wolf............................... :( 
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January 29, 2011 4:25:40 PM

My i5 760 is running at 3.8ghz, thats the highest ive tried to get it i dont think i need any more ;p
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January 29, 2011 5:20:26 PM

RJR said:
OOOOOPs, sorry, I think your the wrong Wolf............................... :( 


I guess so! Never heard of the raptor pit lol.
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January 30, 2011 11:05:10 AM

MadCatz900 said:
My i5 760 is running at 3.8ghz, thats the highest ive tried to get it i dont think i need any more ;p



got mine at 4ghz cant see a bit jump.....could be because of gpu... ran out of money so got a 4550 :pfff: 
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March 20, 2011 4:04:27 AM

Wow, I got my i5 760 OC@4.4GHz (w/o TorboBoost)
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March 20, 2011 10:10:46 PM

Nice, revive an old thread.

Just curious to see what temps you guys are getting at 3.7GHz - 4.0GHz with the 750, or even the 760... I have mine at 3.4GHz (all i need), and max temp is around 60° C. vcore is at 1.14 and ambient temp is like anywhere between 21 to 28° C. I think, lol not too sure.
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March 21, 2011 4:03:00 AM

Well right now at 3.9ghz I top out at about 79C in Intel Burn Test, but more like 76C in Prime95 and under 70C under regular use like video encoding or video games.
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March 21, 2011 12:42:57 PM

If you wanna OC it to >4GHz, you better buy yourself a pair of good ram. In my case, I use 2x 2GB G.Skill ECO DDR31600 CL7 and I can OC it to 2100MHz @1.65V (CL7-9-7-24 1T)
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March 23, 2011 1:29:37 PM

I can OC to 4.2GHz @1.3V and it goes to 70C when running Prime95
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March 23, 2011 2:17:13 PM

Thats very good Iccc37, what are you cooling it with?

I dont have great ram, but the frequency is 2000mhz which is pretty decent (9-9-9-24). Transcend aXeRam by the way.
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March 24, 2011 7:54:40 AM

Thx man. I am using Corsair A50 + Sunon Vapo+ 3100rpm + Arctic Silver 5
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March 24, 2011 12:31:33 PM

Ah, I think I should also get some Arctic Silver 5... I'll bet that my temps will drop about 4°C
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March 24, 2011 12:33:35 PM

55, Arctic Silver 5 is awesome but expensive.
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March 24, 2011 3:22:27 PM

Psycho thats an interesting post. I was amongst the impression that AS5 was some of the best but obviously im wrong.
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March 24, 2011 3:28:50 PM

Damn. Time to pick up some MX-3. (limited compounds available locally. Arctic Silver 5, Arctic Cooling MX2/MX3, and Zalman STG1)
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March 25, 2011 11:49:36 AM

cromedome said:
Psycho thats an interesting post. I was amongst the impression that AS5 was some of the best but obviously im wrong.


I think AS5 is good enough for me. I am using 2x GTS450, should I change them to 2x GTX550 Ti?
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March 25, 2011 11:52:42 AM

to wolfram23:
WoW! You are using 2x 5850 CF! Nice! Hope to see your 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11 score.
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March 25, 2011 2:17:50 PM

lccc37 said:
to wolfram23:
WoW! You are using 2x 5850 CF! Nice! Hope to see your 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11 score.


Your wish is my command!

Vantage (PPU off)


Vantage (PPU on, but slightly lower CPU clock)


And my personal best 3DMark11 score: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/526616
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March 26, 2011 1:21:03 PM

Nice work! Here is my score.

Vantage (PhysX off)


Also, what's your Motherboard? 3x PCI-E x16!
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March 26, 2011 1:22:35 PM

I am using MSI P55A-GD65
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March 26, 2011 4:07:08 PM

Originally I also had the MSI P55GD65, but it died when overclocking. Fortunately I had the in store warranty so they replaced it for free with the Asus P7P55D Pro. The 3rd PCIe x16 lane only runs at 4x through the south bridge, so I think it's only PCIe 1.1, and therefore the card is bandwidth limited and can only run up to 83% usage tops. But it's enough to play any PhysX games (Cryostasis, Metro 2033, Batman, Mafia 2 etc).
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March 27, 2011 1:32:39 PM

PCI-E x4 is surely enough for GT 240, PhysX only needs very little bandwidth.
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