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I7 960 clock results/help!

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April 6, 2012 4:42:54 PM

Hello I recently clocked my i7 960 (first time, I dont rly know much so any help are welcome!).

Here are the results: http://imageshack.us/f/836/41ghzzzzz.png/ , running with 2000Mhz ram too.

Clock info:
4.1 Ghz (164Mhz x 25 = 4.1
1970Mhz ram (164Mhz x 12 = 1970Mhz)
1,280Vcore (that gives 1,280 in idle and 1,264 in load
1.395qppi/vtt (needed for memory,+3degrees vs 1.333)

Computer info:
GA-X58A-UD5 (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/p [...] 304#manual
CMX12GX3M3A2000C9 - http://www.corsair.com/cmx12gx3m3a2000c9.html DDR3-2000 9-10-9-27-2N @ 1.65v
i7-960 - http://ark.intel.com/products/37151
Silver Power SP-SS620M 620W PSU

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX
Corsair SSD Force Series? GT 120GB
Seagate Barracuda® 7200.12 1TB
Sony Optiarc DVD±RW Writer, AD-5280S
NZXT Phantom Big Tower Svart


I ran it for 1hour 27 minutes only but will do a longer one tonight!

Are the temps too high or do you think its ok? Any other opinions about the clocking? All help are appreciated!

in normal use I'm pretty sure its around 40-60 degrees ~

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April 7, 2012 2:23:08 AM

no answer, does this mean my temps are ok?
a c 150 K Overclocking
April 7, 2012 6:08:23 AM

80C??? Much too high! What cooler are you using?
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April 7, 2012 5:07:34 PM

ok I guess ill try 4.0ghz then, Noctua nh d14
a c 150 K Overclocking
April 7, 2012 6:54:47 PM

Try lowering your voltages.
a b K Overclocking
April 7, 2012 11:00:39 PM

OMG O_o... your voltage is like 1.22v for a 4GHz OC... Your one of the lucky person to get a first generation cpu with that low voltage... My i7 950 OC to 4GHz needs 1.34v just to run... If you get your CPU stale, try to get your RAM stable as well or lower timings and run it at either 1600MHz custom timing(takes few days) or 2000MHz with default timing... trust me, it's worth the time to test, after the test, it'll be worth your time for the performamce... Getting 80*C is fine for a short time(a week to 3 weeks) but after that, your normal gaming/usage wont make it go up to 80*C at all but probably low-mid 60s
April 7, 2012 11:05:20 PM

Test what? I have my ram at 1940~ Mhz atm, and I set the stanard timings 9 10 9 27 or w/e it was :D . Should I do anything else?

Is the temp ok now ? 45-60 in game, and full100% load u can see on screen, max 73
can I keep running with this or 2 high?

*edit* Using 1.35 qpi/vtt for the 2000mhz to work
a b K Overclocking
April 7, 2012 11:18:24 PM

hyx said:
Test what? I have my ram at 1940~ Mhz atm, and I set the stanard timings 9 10 9 27 or w/e it was :D . Should I do anything else?

Is the temp ok now ? 45-60 in game, and full100% load u can see on screen, max 73
can I keep running with this or 2 high?

Use Prime95 to test your CPU and use RAM Test to test your RAM to make sure it's stable... I bought Kingston Hyper X 1800MHz @ 9-9-9-24 stock... with 10-10-10-27 timing, I OC it to 1936 and it BSOD on me, So I decided to push it to 2008MHz and it was stable with 9-10-9-24 timing... you can OC your CPU back to 4.1GHz(If you want more performance) and just make sure it's stable...
April 7, 2012 11:21:54 PM

I had 4.1 ghz but then temps was 81(in prime95) as max which a 'Expert' said was too high ...... 50-61 in games (hon,tmnations only tested..:/)

here are those results: http://imageshack.us/f/836/41ghzzzzz.png/

In prime95 I only use Blend test to try cpu and ram, is this wrong? How can I test only one of them like u said?
a b K Overclocking
April 8, 2012 1:01:31 AM

Blend is the test of everything, what you should look for and test to make sure is stable is ONLY the CPU itself so do a small FFT test... If blend was the test that give 81*C than small FFT will make it go probably 5*C higher... Best if you let it stand at 4GHz for now :/ ...
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