I7-930 Overclocking - Voltage/Heat limits. Tags: CPUs Overclocking Heat Intel i7 Last response: August 1, 2012 12:16 AM in Overclocking Share azathoth a b à CPUs July 31, 2012 2:00:10 AM I've had my i7-930 overclocked at 3.7Ghz for quite some time, whilst remaining undervolted. (1.12v) Having a large amount of room heat wise, I was wondering what the limits were for the i7-930's in terms of Heat, and maximum voltage for 24/7 useage. More about : 930 overclocking voltage heat limits azathoth a b à CPUs July 31, 2012 9:19:15 PM Well, brought the voltage up to 1.2 and it's now stable at 4Ghz. Temps don't go over 80C and according to an hour of IBT with 8GB of RAM, appears to be stable. JackNaylorPE a c 156 à CPUs a c 120 K Overclocking July 31, 2012 9:23:17 PM I keep my son's under 72 at 3.8Ghz w/ HT enabled. Hits 74 at 4.0 Ghz w/ HT disabled for gaming. He can select which boot configuration to load from a menu in the BIOS. Related resources I7-930 X58-UD3R to 4.0Ghz - Forum Recommended MOBO for overclocking the i7-930 - Forum Looking for a Fan?Heatsink? for my i7-930 - Forum Pics of i7-930 New Build - Forum Need help deciding between Phenom II X6 or i7-930 for Photo/Video edit - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Shotzo July 31, 2012 9:39:50 PM From the specifications for the processor: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/... Tcase (processor case temperature) maximum at 130W TDP is 67.9c Tstorage (absolute maximum temperature while in storage) is 125c (processor junction temperature) VID must not exceed 1.375V (absolute maximum rated value for Vcc) I imagine going beyond these specifications will result in immediate irreversible damage. Getting close would result in decreased longetivity. azathoth a b à CPUs August 1, 2012 12:16:32 AM It appears i'm having a voltage regulation problem. Setting it for 1.2775v results in being fixed at 1.305v, yet setting for 1.23 (or lower) works as intended. ** Setting it slightly higher seems to have fixed this, apparently only that particular value I was aiming for is bugged and sets the system at 1.305v Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI7930 video card recommendation ForumOverlocking i7-930 with ASUS Rampage III Forum[New Build] $2000 i7-930 Build Help Please ForumThe Definitive X6 1090T vs i7-930 Choice ForumI7-875K or i7-930 , which one is the best choice for extreme gaming? ForumNeed HELP on i7-930 build ForumWatercooling Advice for Core i7-930 & GTX285 (Please) ForumI7-930 @ $199 a no brainer? ForumBuilding i7-930 System this week. Need Expert Advice ForumNew $1500 i7-930 Build Forum$1200 editing system i7-930 ForumCrossfire HD7870 x8 questions? ForumHow to disable dynamic voltage on Llano Forum[Solved] Overclocking Question? Forum[Solved] Zotac synergy edition card overclocking More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !