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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

10 Jan 2010   #241
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
dont get me wrong, some of what you've said has merit....but its a little off for you to completely disregard ''prime'' as a viable app, its a tried & tested method.... proven to determine ALL OC's stability.

i personally dont use prime, i use Orthos...... this app is UBER intensive on ''priority 8 / blend & stress''

IMO, all in all....taking your rig to the brink of destruction, is not necessary for the majority of clockers....
I don't totally disregard Prime95 as a test at all. I used it everytime I start the OC process on any box. I used it as a base tool to determine if a particular CPU/FSB/MEMORY/Voltage setting merits further testing. I have just proven to myself that alone it does not ensure stability. No matter what it reports it simply does not use 100 percent of your CPU resources. But it is a good tool to find a starting point.

In final testing I MAX out all my subsystems at the same time to maximize heat and power consumption. My standard is that your machine should be able to run at 100 percent load accross all systems at once indefinately. 100 percent. Then you know your box is solid.

ALL PC's should be able to run at 100 percent...100 percent of the time. Other wise they are not designed correctly.

Overclocking is really just exploreing the margins or buffer built into design spec by manufacturers to ensure that the PC's can run under 100 percent load. I see no reason to lower the standard of reliability or performance to over-clock.

Once again in my mind its not "good enough", standard is 100 percent or failure.


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10 Jan 2010   #242
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Linpack is my prefered stress test as it can find stability issue really fast. This saves time.
I think 10 passes of IBT is = to 12+ hrs of prime 95? something like that.

However, i have seen IBT stable for 25 passes, yet fail Prime 95 at around the 8-9hr mark.

Also, some issues showing up in games etc. common to stabilty issues.

I use IBT for quick testing.
When Ive met my goal,I let it run 15 passes.
If it passes that, then ill let Prime 95 run overnight just to double check (9-10 hrs.)

if it passes both, Im comfortable its stable enough.


Bottom line: No single stress test is ever 100% accurate.
you can double up (as i do) but thats still no guarantee your 100% stable. Although the chances are you have a stable system at this point, its still no def. guarantee.

If this is something that bothers you, the solution is very simple: Dont OC.
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10 Jan 2010   #243
mooneyham

windows 7/windows vista 64bit
 
 

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Mr. Mooneyham, thanks for the update. So far I can see setting 1.49V vcore to get 3.6 is OK in my case. I was wondering if that Vcore wasn't too much... but you had reached 1.65V? oh boy, you're really brave!

you got really impressive NB and temperature values. I will look for your cooler review.
I am supposing you can get these high NB values because you're choose DDR3 instead DDR2, is that correct?

BTW don't you have a 3dmark06 score of your 3.6GHz setup to post us? or your WEI scores?

Do you think its ok to get 55șC fully load on the hottest ambient temp - 32C?
Thanks a lot!
1.65 is average for suicide runs, and it takes 1.55volts to get 3.6ghz with 1.55volts but i can up it to 3.8ghz but not sure if stable. its about 19-18c ambient with the s1284 with a scythe ultra kaze but it is a med-high range cooler, if you want the best get the corsair h-50, megahalems, or venmous-x. not sure if i got the higher cpu-nb speeds because of ddr3. i have a 3dmark 06 score but what is WEI? 55c is the average wall where temperature becomes an issue with stability.

3dmark 06 score =
13890 3dmarks
sm2.0 score 5797
hdr/sm3.0 score 6929
cpu score3232
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10 Jan 2010   #244
DBsantos77

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Phenom 720 unlocked to x4 and my G.skill ram OC

Attached. I'll show my 5850 when I get it in tomorrow.

The 720 is a stock tri-core @ 2.8ghz, managed to unlock it and ramp it up to 3.6 ghz on 1.44 vcore with 4 cores.

G.skill is 1333 8-8-8-21 1.6v stock, managed to OC it to 1600 9-9-9-24 1.65v.

Oh yeah and my northbridge is at 2.2 ghz from 2.0 stock. No voltage increase.


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11 Jan 2010   #245
hunuok

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are my results


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11 Jan 2010   #246
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

What's Overclocking and how do you do it?
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11 Jan 2010   #247
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Overclocking is taking a CPU that is designed to run at one speed (say 2.5ghz) and instead try to make it run at 3.4ghz. It's to boost performance and to get higher performance out of lower end processors. There are many ways to do it, but generally speaking it involved increasing front side bus speeds and increasing voltages on the motherboard to support the higher speeds. Pushing hardware faster causes more heat and heat causes problems. So, it's imperative to work at cooling the chip as much as you can. Not all CPU's are great overclockers...and no two overclock exactly the same. Generally you can overclock motherboards from systems you build yourself, while pre-built systems like Dells and HP's often cannot be overclocked as these functions of the motherboard are locked out to prevent users from dabbling and breaking the machine causing a warranty issue.

For me, I overclocked an Intel Q9550 CPU ($209 at the time) from 2.83Ghz to 3.2ghz. The Q9650 which is the same chip but running at 3.0ghz is $325 today....and mine is running a bit faster than that. So, all in all, not a bad bump in performance. Although I rarely do anything with the machine which would really demonstrate a noticeable improvement either.
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11 Jan 2010   #248
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Overclocking is taking a CPU that is designed to run at one speed (say 2.5ghz) and instead try to make it run at 3.4ghz. It's to boost performance and to get higher performance out of lower end processors. There are many ways to do it, but generally speaking it involved increasing front side bus speeds and increasing voltages on the motherboard to support the higher speeds. Pushing hardware faster causes more heat and heat causes problems. So, it's imperative to work at cooling the chip as much as you can. Not all CPU's are great overclockers...and no two overclock exactly the same. Generally you can overclock motherboards from systems you build yourself, while pre-built systems like Dells and HP's often cannot be overclocked as these functions of the motherboard are locked out to prevent users from dabbling and breaking the machine causing a warranty issue.

For me, I overclocked an Intel Q9550 CPU ($209 at the time) from 2.83Ghz to 3.2ghz. The Q9650 which is the same chip but running at 3.0ghz is $325 today....and mine is running a bit faster than that. So, all in all, not a bad bump in performance. Although I rarely do anything with the machine which would really demonstrate a noticeable improvement either.
Very interesting, alas I have a HP and I shan't bother then.
Thank you for an informative response.
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12 Jan 2010   #249
Nokternol

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Torture Tests

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
I have battle tested my OC at 100 percent load of all of all system drawing nearly 730 watts at the wall plug for hours! To do this I had to limit my OC to 3.8 Running only that weak sister of a test Prime 95 I could OC to 4.2 and still control heat.
How did you "Battle Test" your Overclock??

I had my CPU at 3.6Ghz (x4 940) for about 6 months based on it passing Prime and Orthos however when I tested it with AMD Overdrive a few months back it fell over in minutes.

This has resulted in my system being completely reset to stock. I will not keep the OC if it is unstable in anyway. Don't want it popping in the middle of a game.

I am well versed in the practices of overclocking however I do have the problem of not being able to find a proper torture program. Passmark's "Burn-in Test" is a nice all-round test but too light for testing an OC. "Heavyload" is a freeware tool I used which errored after 45 mins with an out of memory error due to the file size it got up to working with on my HDD.

I would appreciate any advice that can be provided on Torturing apps (Windows 7 tested) that would allow me to begin to push my core again.

I will be implementing a custom water loop very soon and want to return my clocks to their oc'd state but as previously stated I will not run them unstable.

Thank you in advance

Edit: I downloaded LinPack to look at it but it appears to be an Intel created Benchmark and not sure if the thread commands would be safe to run on my Phenom II
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12 Jan 2010   #250
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nokternol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
I have battle tested my OC at 100 percent load of all of all system drawing nearly 730 watts at the wall plug for hours! To do this I had to limit my OC to 3.8 Running only that weak sister of a test Prime 95 I could OC to 4.2 and still control heat.
How did you "Battle Test" your Overclock??

I had my CPU at 3.6Ghz (x4 940) for about 6 months based on it passing Prime and Orthos however when I tested it with AMD Overdrive a few months back it fell over in minutes.

This has resulted in my system being completely reset to stock. I will not keep the OC if it is unstable in anyway. Don't want it popping in the middle of a game.

I am well versed in the practices of overclocking however I do have the problem of not being able to find a proper torture program. Passmark's "Burn-in Test" is a nice all-round test but too light for testing an OC. "Heavyload" is a freeware tool I used which errored after 45 mins with an out of memory error due to the file size it got up to working with on my HDD.

I would appreciate any advice that can be provided on Torturing apps (Windows 7 tested) that would allow me to begin to push my core again.

I will be implementing a custom water loop very soon and want to return my clocks to their oc'd state but as previously stated I will not run them unstable.

Thank you in advance

Edit: I downloaded LinPack to look at it but it appears to be an Intel created Benchmark and not sure if the thread commands would be safe to run on my Phenom II
I am at a loss to advise you on AMD chips. I USE Prime 95 Linpac OCCT furmark and other back ground apps first by themselves then in combination to blast my OC. But I have always used INTEL chips.
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