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Windows 7: Overclocking i7 2600 @ 3.7 GHz

16 Jan 2015   #1
leonnkeong

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Overclocking i7 2600 @ 3.7 GHz

I just reset my bios and I did not set any changes on my Clock Speed. However, after I boot up, I realise that my default clock speed (3.4 GHz) shoot up to 3.7 Ghz. Is this normal? I don't really need this much, 3.4 GHz should be good.

Idle temp @ 40 C

Is this setup and temp. normal? Should I downgrade it or just let it be?

Thanks in advance guru!




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16 Jan 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Check your BIOS. See how the Turbo Boost is set.

Also, if set, the processor should clock down when not loaded.
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16 Jan 2015   #3
leonnkeong

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Check your BIOS. See how the Turbo Boost is set.

Also, if set, the processor should clock down when not loaded.
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It is set enable. It will clock down when not loaded, just that do you think this feature necessary and will it damage my system etc?
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16 Jan 2015   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As long as your temperatures remain good, no, it will not harm your system.
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16 Jan 2015   #5
leonnkeong

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
As long as your temperatures remain good, no, it will not harm your system.
Idle around < 49 C. Max load on gaming, rendering around < 80 C. Good thing? But I'm on Corsair H60 Water cooling, 40+ temp kinda high isn't? ;/
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16 Jan 2015   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The idle temps are a little high but the temp of 80C is up there. Does your CPU fan increase? How is it set?
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16 Jan 2015   #7
leonnkeong

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

CPU fan running 4k+ RPM. 2 extra fans both running 1k+ RPM.

Question : Setting clock speed lower will reduce temp?
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16 Jan 2015   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes it would.
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19 Jan 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s supposed to throttle up, totally normal. But if you can set the throttle up speed to 3.6 it would help.

What thermal paste do you use ?

My 1st attempt at water cooling was the H60, I was not impressed with it at all.

Just a suggestion.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme S CLW0224-B Water Cooler - Newegg.com

Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 14g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound AA-14G - Newegg.com
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20 Jan 2015   #10
leonnkeong

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s supposed to throttle up, totally normal. But if you can set the throttle up speed to 3.6 it would help.

What thermal paste do you use ?

My 1st attempt at water cooling was the H60, I was not impressed with it at all.

Just a suggestion.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme S CLW0224-B Water Cooler - Newegg.com

Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 14g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound AA-14G - Newegg.com
I'm actually looking forward to Cooler Master Seidon 240M. Good thing?
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