OC Settings ok? i7 950 Tags: CPUs Cooling Intel i7 Last response: November 18, 2010 1:48 AM in CPUs Share dimurof82 November 17, 2010 4:29:55 AM Just built another rig, this time it's Intel, i7 950. Here is a screen shot of the OC settings. I'm going to be doing a stability test with it overnight tonight but I want to make sure these settings look ok. It's on stock cooler with these settings, idling at 52 degrees.. I plan on getting an aftermarket cooler very shortly. Everything look ok or should I change something? http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz73/dimurof82/i7OC4... http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz73/dimurof82/i7OC4... More about : settings 950 55Range a b à CPUs November 17, 2010 4:43:30 AM yeah you need an after market cooler, if its idling 52 is quite alot, be careful when on full load- Prime test for 4 hrs. Check temps dimurof82 November 17, 2010 4:46:41 AM What's the agreed upon max temp for these chips? I'm usually working with AMD so I'm not too sure whats considered too hot for these. 52 did seem pretty high at idle. Related resources I7 920 d0 OC vs i7 950 d0 OC - Forum I7 950 + hyper 212 Evo temps OK ? - Forum I7- 950 with Asus Rampage iii Formula OC - Forum Is the i7 950 OK at 54,53,53,50c at 0 load - Forum I7 950 , best cooler? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 55Range a b à CPUs November 17, 2010 4:50:21 AM Indeed it is, its recommended to not exceed 65-70 c, But you should be fine under 80, although not recommended - dimurof82 November 17, 2010 4:54:54 AM 55Range said:Indeed it is, its recommended to not exceed 65-70 c, But you should be fine under 80, although not recommended - That's under load? Then I'm going to put it back to stock until I pick up a different cooler.. I ran Prime for 3 minutes and the temp hit 92.. I stopped it right away.. You guys recommend any particular coolers for these? Pref air. dimurof82 November 17, 2010 5:09:32 AM Quote:80c is fine under load.COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 IS GREAT. Great, thanks for the reco.. I work about 5 minutes from Microcenter.. They have it for 30 bucks.. I'll pick it up Friday.. 55Range a b à CPUs November 17, 2010 5:16:35 AM Yeah, Cm hyper 212+ is great, got one too- JackNaylorPE a c 180 à CPUs November 17, 2010 3:35:59 PM 1. Memory timings seem kinda slow ... what are "rated" timings ? 2. read this before going cooler shopping http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... And don't forget a TIM http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... dimurof82 November 18, 2010 1:48:46 AM Hey, thanks for the links.. Stock timing on the memory is 9-9-9-24.. I'm not even sure how to adjust it.. I've never really dabbled in mem OC'ing.. I've seen settings like 7-7-7-2x, and 8-8-8-xx. What do you recommend? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Replaced old mobo with Asus Sabertooth x58 and old cpu with Core i7 950 , compute Forum Budget Motherboard for i7 950 Forum I7 950 temp, is this safe? Forum Need advice/help overclocking p6x58d-e with i7 950 Forum Plz help overclocking i7 950 Forum New LGA 1366 / i7 950 Build, Rate/Advice? (revised) Forum Overclocking i7 950 - air cooled Forum Ram for i7 950 and Asus rampage 3 extreme Forum I7 950 , memory frequence limit ? Forum CoolerMaster V8 clicking/flapping Forum [Solved] wattage of a intel i7 950 processor need? Forum [Solved] Are these temps good for a water cooled i7 950? Forum Best settings ... overclock i5 760 stable Forum [Solved] Is 47-51c idle temp OK for i7 950 Forum I7 950 stock w/ Megahalems in push/pull. How are my temps? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !