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Windows 7: Smart 6 quick boost OC

26 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Smart 6 quick boost OC

Core i7 950, 3.06GhZ
Gigabyte x58-usb3/UD3R
Coolermaster 850W silent pro 80 plus/bronze
corsair H70 , with 70cfm + 30cfm push pull config
Huge air flow with 5 100cfm fans + 1 70cfm + 2 30cfm fans
all fans run max :)
thermal grease, arctic silver for north/south chipsets. CPU micro diamond TIM, GPU micro diamond TIM/ saphiire 5770 OC edition. runs 32 idle

i am using smart quick boost to overclock my intel i7 950 to 3.22 ghz as we speak. no messing around with numbers, just a button and a restart.

now, i use a corsair h70 with micro diamond TIM dont know the exact name, but.
before cpu temps-3.06GhZ
1: 29
2: 29
3: 34
4: 29
averages on an idle test for 1 minute
after cpu temps-3.22GhZ
1: 34
2: 33
3: 37
4: 31
averages on an idle test for 1 minute

i have not tested under load for temps, but i have used prime 95 for an hour, no faults.

the next ramp up in clock is;
turbo- 3.45GhZ

judging by the increase of only about 5 degrees, would the next ramp up be viable?
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[faster] = active OC

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26 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1

I never use Gigabytes Oc tool since it over volts things to give you a stable OC.
and we all know more volts = high temps.

the High Temps is the Temperatures you want to care about. idle don't really mean anything, but it is also good to have it as low as you can, as it will give you a good idea on ya max OC. you could have a easy time reaching a better oc in the bios with a few changes here and there. i could give you some settings but every system is different. but you should always Run Prime95 or Linx for a good 4 - 12hrs as some OC can reach 10hrs and fail. i doubt you will use 100% on everything for 12hrs hehe its just a Stable test ect.

the push/pull config is kinda odd to me? 70cfm -Rad - 30cfm? would that not constrict airflow.

Also the Tim on the Corsair H50/70/60 is Shin-Etsu and it is a really good tim.

as for idle temps i have seen people with 45c 48c but there OC not go above 77c. when primed.
NH-D14 mind you that was on 4.2 - 4.4Ghz oc. as not every chip is the same and some need loads more volts.

Stable test software you should use to check stability
OCCT, Linpack, LinX, IBT, Prime95

here is a good link to a Good Overclock bios Template. i used that the first time i OC my 920. with a lil tweaking you can get something that is stable and Beastly. (also you will learn a little something and never use software overclocking again)

here is another guide that will help you a lot.
Core i7 Overclocking Guide For Beginners

like my 920 is rock solid with 166Bclk @ 1.1 Vcore but need's a bump for that 4.2 v1.295
btw. here is a Oc on my setup.. 3.8 24/7 (4.2 Occasionally)
To give you a idea what these i7 can do+

Remember HT on = more heat to

H50 + Apache Fans push/pull running @ 800rpm ( silence :) ) + 1 140 outtake fan. so 3 fan setup. in my case.. Antec Fusion Remote Max /HTPC case.
i7 920 @ 3.8/4.2 when i need that profile.
vcore 1.212 in bios. 1.18 in windows when 100%
181 Bclk
Room Temp at the time was 21c
10hr run in prime95. Linx will make the Temps go up as it stress test harder + IBT 20 to 50 rounds is good on max.

remote max case ain't got the best cooling in the world, but it is a Beast of a case and works well on my setup.
anyway. there should be more people with a lot more understanding come along soon.

here is the 3.8 Prime/IBT

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Smart 6 quick boost OC-3.8ghz-10hr-prime95-pass.jpg   Smart 6 quick boost OC-3.8ghz-10hr-ibt-pass.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

that is a really good guide thanks so much man!!!! rep+++
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If you want a good, stable overclock, go in your BIOS and figure out your optimal settings manually. Your temperatures are perfectly fine, but only the "twin turbo" overclock there is remotely decent, and it is honestly pretty crappy for a Bloomfield.

Software overclocking is generally pretty mediocre. The best software overclocking I've seen is AMD's OverDrive program, and it isn't up to the standard of overclocking through the BIOS. I'm forced to use it since one of my cores won't run nearly as fast as the other three; some overclocking software allows you to independently set CPU multipliers. I've yet to see a BIOS allow that.
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