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I7 920 and the V8 coolermaster.

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December 6, 2011 3:21:37 AM

I'm deciding to move into overclocking. I'm still kinda new at Overclocking but i would like to dabble in it more. My current build is

Case: NZXT Guardian 921
Motherboard: Asus P6T SE
CPU: i7 920 (stock)
VGA: HD Radeon 6950 2gb
Cooling: V8 Coolermaster (fan rpm 1800)
RAM: 4gb x2 G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600

my current idling temps are

Core 1: 41c
Core 2: 38c
Core 3: 40c
Core 4: 39c

Ive Overclocked before and it ran about 80-75c

Trying to figure out what i could do to help out with this cooling so any opinions or advice would be great

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December 6, 2011 7:36:19 PM

Take voltage off auto if it isn't already. Learn to optimize for the lowest stable voltage for qpi, and the cpu. At a moderate frequency increase to around 3.5-3.6, you should be able to keep your core temperature below or around 70c in a 70 degree fahrenheit room with that cooler.
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December 6, 2011 8:21:14 PM

I am currently running my i7 920's at 3.8G with 1.2 volts on the CPU without hyper threading on. This keeps my CPU temps under 70C with a room temp of 70F under full load in prime 95. If I turn on hyper threading I will see a max of 74C under prime 95. YMMV.
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December 6, 2011 9:09:02 PM

I guess my main question for the overclockers here is what is a safe temp for my i7 when I decide to overclock?
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December 7, 2011 1:01:30 AM

Keep it under 70C and you'll be fine.
Your Prime numbers look ok to me,since you'll never see them in daily use.
If you didn't already know the V8 is a mediocre cooler = the 212+ is better!
December 7, 2011 1:31:19 AM

I have the almost the same build, I7-920 and V8

I was able to reach 4.01 on air but temps were around 77 so settled for 3.61Ghz with temps around 46.

After 1 year, I underclocked to 3.33Ghz with temps around 43 and I'm happy with it.

The V8 Fan speed went down since last week, I just changed it (took me a lot of time to figure out how to remove it from the cooler) and replaced it with a new one.
However, the V8 now has no plastic cover and no red lights, it still looks... um... ok :p 
December 7, 2011 1:57:28 AM

I know that the -V8 is now a mediocre cooler. This build (other the the vga and a 2gig ram difference) this build is also about 2 and a half years old now so yea. I also don't know what kinda cooler I should upgrade too