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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

15 Oct 2010   #501
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

One of the most important things, what are your temps?


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16 Oct 2010   #502
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

According to my case's LCD thermal display, the temp was staying around 35°C for the CPU with the fan maxed. Also, my cooling system is listed under my system specs.
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17 Oct 2010   #503
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Download Real Temp, it monitors your CPU core temps and is a must have if you are overclocking.

The computer case temp won't tell you how hot the CPU is getting.

Your Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor specifications from Intel.

Your max temp is

TCASE 67.9°C
T-case is the CPU case.

You should not go over 73C for core temps.
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17 Oct 2010   #504
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm downloading the Asus overclock utilities, and I'll post up some numbers in the AM
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21 Oct 2010   #505
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I'm downloading the Asus overclock utilities, and I'll post up some numbers in the AM
Yeah. ASUS has some great overclocking tools. TurboV is a great asset. Allows me to adjust base clock and voltages from Windows, which makes little tweaks quicker. After finding a seemingly good result, I record the settings in a log, and then heavily test for stability.
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15 Nov 2010   #506
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Alienware Aurora Overclock Data and Benchmarks

Core I7 Extreme 980x OverClocked to 4.0 Ghz
All Temps under 50 degrees C

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16 Nov 2010   #507
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Download Real Temp, it monitors your CPU core temps and is a must have if you are overclocking.

The computer case temp won't tell you how hot the CPU is getting.

Your Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor specifications from Intel.

Your max temp is

TCASE 67.9°C
T-case is the CPU case.

You should not go over 73C for core temps.
I know Intel's spec sheet say 67.9 is the max, but there's more to it than that. This very good article does a nice job of explaining it - Core i7 920 temps - Intel - Overclocking

And yes, anything over 73 is putting the CPU in an over-temp condition.

Also when looking at temp monitoring programs like Real Temp, or Core Temp, you’ll notice something called TJ max (Core Temp) or distance to TJ Max (Real Temp). This is called Temperature Junction or Tjunction and would be the CPU’s max over-temp protection before frying.

The max Tjunction on the i7-9xx is around 100c, though more than likely, 85-90c will probably shut the CPU down!

If you really look at Real Temp and Core Temp, I contend they’re measuring Tjunction, as opposed to Tcase. So what’s the difference?..... Understanding!

This is where a lot of people get in trouble because they figure they have a ways to go before hitting Tj max.

WRONG…. once you hit around 73ish, you should start worrying about the CPU as cores will start shutting down… thus those prime 95 fails. Tjunction is where a lot of folks run into trouble.

Like everything in life though, there are exceptions…. some CPU’s can take more heat, some less.

My two cents.

@ Dave76, not saying you don’t know this, just clarifying for those that don’t
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17 Nov 2010   #508
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Agree, with you

I have used that link to explain core temps many times, good info.

Core temp and Real temp are measuring TJunction, which is the individual core temperatures.

You can adjust the max temp warning setting in BIOS to the correct setting, default is 90-100 C depending on the BIOS.

Some people make the mistake of thinking the BIOS default is the setting for their processor.
This is a dangerous mistake.
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17 Nov 2010   #509
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Took me longer than I thought, but I'm getting it stable at 3.5 gHz with Turbo-V, and then I am implementing the Turbo Key from ASUS, which turns the power button into an OC switch
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17 Nov 2010   #510
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TurboV EVO and AMD OverDrive cause me BSODs. The highest clockspeed I got this Phenom II X6 to before it started not wanting to OC anymore was 5.8GHz with stock cooling. CPU temp reached 70'C. However it was only temporary speed.
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