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OC wth Intel i7 3930k

  • Intel i7
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Last response: in Overclocking
November 12, 2012 6:13:54 PM

I recently bought Intel 3930k and Sabertooth x79. This is the fist time i ever tried to use OC, nevertheless the first time I have ever build my own PC. I just threw this setup together after some research (of which information was suprisingly scarce on the subject on how to do so). I eventually came to this setup:

Multiplier at 40
BCLK at 104.0
CPU VCORE at 1.20
DDR3 4 x 4Gb 1.5V 1600Mhz (if this even matters)

Final CPU Mhz is at 4160

I am using the EVGA GTX 660 ti (currently not usuing manuel OC) and can run pretty much any game program i want without the system slowing down. I just figured i would get an opinion from the experts reguarding if this setup should run stable the way I have it. And if you are not sure, where could I find a trustworthy software to stress test my system? Preferably a free one.

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November 14, 2012 2:08:16 AM

Personally, I would think you might get a bit more out of it depending upon your cooling solution. You should (as a practice) run stress tests any time you establish new clocks. These stress tests are good (and free) Prime95, Everest, Superpi, OCCT, IntelBurnTest, SiSoftware Sandra, Memtest86, Furmark
also run CPU-Z and CoreTemp to monitor your system.
Good Luck
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November 15, 2012 7:50:11 AM

Swolern said:
What kind of cpu cooler are you using? 3930k OC to 4.4-4.8hgz on air pretty easily. I would not recommend Ocing BCLK and only use multiplier.
Here is a great SB-e OC guide. Its a long read.

I am using cooler master hyper 212. Without a load the CPU runs at around 31c-36c and with a load (by that i mean gaming) it stays around 40c-44c. Would anyone have a link to one of these stress test sofwares by any chance?