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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

02 Feb 2009   #41
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
For stock voltage that's not bad. I can hit 3.58 on stock voltage. You should try for more, i bet you can do it. Just don't go above 1.3625v
I agree that's good for stock volts but even better considering it's a Xeon and those are not meant for overclocking and more designed for stability, I have friend who has one and he can't OC his at all so that's a great effort, well done


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02 Feb 2009   #42
GregB

Win7 - 64 Bit
 
 

I don't do gaming - but lots of video and graphics work.

I used Gigabyte O/C software to crank the speed up to 3.2GHz (WinXP and Win7 reported 3.6GHz, CPU-Z did, too - but BIOS reported only 3.2 [400x8]). Stable as a rock!

I ran WEI before and after - and this was a surprise, AFTER O/C the CPU score dropped by .3 to 6.8. Also, Win7 felt slower - not by much, but noticeable.

I reversed O/C to stock (F7 - optimum settings in BIOS) and the WEI CPU mark slid right back up to 7.1.

As far as I can tell - in a 2D world like mine, O/C seems to be of very limited value. And in fact, could be detrimental.

Comments?

BTW - although I'm not a gamer, I do love to tweak and am not afraid to tinker around under the hood and get dirty.
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02 Feb 2009   #43
wierdo124

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I agree that's good for stock volts but even better considering it's a Xeon and those are not meant for overclocking and more designed for stability, I have friend who has one and he can't OC his at all so that's a great effort, well done
I believe you're mistaken. The Xeon E3110 is a wolfdale. EXACTLY the same as the C2D E8400. No difference. Just a different name.
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03 Feb 2009   #44
Arxos

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7000, Windows Vista Premium
 
 

I'm putting together my gaming rig atm. How much could I OC an i7 Extreme??
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03 Feb 2009   #45
scaramonga

 
 

Don't bother wasting cash on a 940 or 965, as they ain't worth the money. Head over to XS Forums and you will soon find that out.

Grab the 920 as its the best clocker, and best bang for buck.
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04 Feb 2009   #46
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
I believe you're mistaken. The Xeon E3110 is a wolfdale. EXACTLY the same as the C2D E8400. No difference. Just a different name.
i will admit they have the same architecture & as such ''should'' clock just as well as its desktop counterpart, but....

they have different VIDs.... the E3110 is a server chip designed to run 24/7 @ full load & the E8400 is a desktop chip designed for domestic use.....





SK
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04 Feb 2009   #47
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I figure what good is an overclock without it being 12 hours Prime Blend stable. Notice that the max temps over the 12 hour span are also shown with real temp. I can boot up at 4.8Ghz and do a cpu-z but doesn't hardly mean it's stable now does it? I have benched at 4.7Ghz so far with no heat issues at all.


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04 Feb 2009   #48
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i will admit they have the same architecture & as such ''should'' clock just as well as its desktop counterpart, but....

they have different VIDs.... the E3110 is a server chip designed to run 24/7 @ full load & the E8400 is a desktop chip designed for domestic use.....





SK
In fact the Xeon's are supposed to be higher binned so should overclock even better. But I just went with the E8600. The E8700 is on it's way also.
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05 Feb 2009   #49
wierdo124

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i will admit they have the same architecture & as such ''should'' clock just as well as its desktop counterpart, but....

they have different VIDs.... the E3110 is a server chip designed to run 24/7 @ full load & the E8400 is a desktop chip designed for domestic use.....





SK
The higher VIDs will allow it to run better at full load, but IIRC (could be wrong) both the Xeons and the C2Ds were made with the same. The VID just varies randomly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I figure what good is an overclock without it being 12 hours Prime Blend stable. Notice that the max temps over the 12 hour span are also shown with real temp. I can boot up at 4.8Ghz and do a cpu-z but doesn't hardly mean it's stable now does it? I have benched at 4.7Ghz so far with no heat issues at all.
Very nice. I wouldn't push the voltage any higher than that though. As soon as you hit 1.5v they just start wanting more voltage all the time even when stock.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
In fact the Xeon's are supposed to be higher binned so should overclock even better. But I just went with the E8600. The E8700 is on it's way also.
I haven't heard that, but it could be so. From what i've heard the E8700 isn't going to be much improvement over the E8600.
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06 Feb 2009   #50
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post
The higher VIDs will allow it to run better at full load, but IIRC (could be wrong) both the Xeons and the C2Ds were made with the same. The VID just varies randomly.



Very nice. I wouldn't push the voltage any higher than that though. As soon as you hit 1.5v they just start wanting more voltage all the time even when stock.


I haven't heard that, but it could be so. From what i've heard the E8700 isn't going to be much improvement over the E8600.
Yes the higher VID's tend to run much cooler than the low VID ones but it takes more voltage for the same clocks. I'am glad I have 1.25 VID it runs so cool it's rediculous. I agree,I'am running max Vcore for 24/7 use. I've seen too many of these CPU's degrade at higher Vcore's. Probably E8700 not much better than E8600 I agree also.
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