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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

11 Feb 2012   #1231
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Patrick I think it is always wise not to have anything on auto when trying to reach a high overclock,
No offence mate, but you're teaching granny to suck eggs in this case

Manually entering all values is one of the first things I do.

It is good advice though - It's the same advice I always give (That's why I know it's good )
None taken. It must be good advice if you give it.
I thought I had read something where you had changed something to manual with better results is all. Of course I can't find it. May have been someone else tho.

I know you can overclock, I've seem those MaxxPI memory tests!


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11 Feb 2012   #1232
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

GeenO I don't see your core voltage, what is it at?
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11 Feb 2012   #1233
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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GeenO I don't see your core voltage, what is it at?

Ah, that is because I had Asus AI tool running at the time so CPU-Z can't obtain it then

It is 1.336V idle, 1.28V under IBT load. Approx a .06V Vdroop. Not too bad.
All power savings C states off, LLC disabled, and other voltages tweaked: Vtt 1.175V and PLL 1.8625V.
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11 Feb 2012   #1234
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think another motherboard is in my future. It's very hard to overclock this one manually. easy if you use there auto overclock. But, it requires too much Vcore, I think. just playing around today. maybe I can get the vcore down some more and keep temps lower. I'm thinking about the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe GEN 3. Any thoughts?

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11 Feb 2012   #1235
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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11 Feb 2012   #1236
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

See "My System Specs". I've only had it a month, but it has been excellent thus far.
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11 Feb 2012   #1237
smarteyeball

 
 

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Yes, do you think that may be the problem? I heard it was excellent paste. And I applied it twice. Once just to see the coverage. Cleaned it and did it again, so I know the paste was right.
It's definitely in the Top 5 of pastes which is why I've always used it, but I've had the same results across several chips and two different Noctuas (NH-U12P and the NH-D14). I've always had one core that's ~10c cooler than the others and have a higher than average load temp than others using the same, or even less voltages

I do tend to overclock when the ambient temps are pretty high (28c-31c/82F-86F), but this cooler should still be performing better.

IC Diamond is another paste worth looking at.






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None taken. It must be good advice if you give it.
It was well intentioned mate, so it's all good
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11 Feb 2012   #1238
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

essenbe looks good with vcore at 1.296 if temps are okay. My understanding is i5 do run cooler than many Intel chips. I have seen some go above 1.4 vcore but who knows how long that will last. What is the listed max volts for a i5 chip?
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11 Feb 2012   #1239
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
...IC Diamond is another paste worth looking at...
That's what I'm using. When I put it on my old system it saved me a couple degrees at idle. I haven't really stressed that machine since I rebuilt it to see what it's like under load.
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12 Feb 2012   #1240
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I'm thinking about the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe GEN 3. Any thoughts?
It's been a solid board for me as well.

You could always grab the PRO version to save few dollars unless you really want the USB 3.0 adapter. Otherwise there's no difference between the Pro and Deluxe version.

(I would have gone Pro if it was in stock at the time I bought my Deluxe. Although I do like the 'deluxe' name )

Alternatively, the new Z77 chipset boards are being released in time for Ivy Bridge around April. From my quick reading the only major differences are more PCI-E 3.0 lanes and 'native' USB 3.0

But then Gen 3 boards will take Ivy chips, the NEC USB 3.0 controller on the Asus has been great for me and unless you're planning on SLI/CF the gen 3 already has PCI-E 3.0 which is more than enough for a single GPU.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have seen some go above 1.4 vcore but who knows how long that will last. What is the listed max volts for a i5 chip?
1.52v Max - but that's LN2/suicide run territory.

1.38v-1.425v for 24/7 air cooling.

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That's what I'm using. When I put it on my old system it saved me a couple degrees at idle. I haven't really stressed that machine since I rebuilt it to see what it's like under load.
From what I've read the difference under stress is still only a few degrees between the other top pastes, but that's still pretty impressive considering what it's already up against.
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