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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!

05 Nov 2011   #851
smarteyeball

 
 

I've finally hit the point where a 24/7 4.0ghz+ with no power saving is pointless for me. I thought I'd give overclocking with all power saving features enabled for a change.


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3.8ghz 12hrs prime95 blend stable. 6hrs Large FFT stable too.



And then the bloody PC froze the moment I closed tests and temp monitors


Oh yeah, temps aren't stellar because I've got the fans on resistors. I'm happy to sacrifice temps for quiet now.

I've culled over 50% of the rest of the fans when I replaced the Haf with the Lian Li. Bugger all difference in temps overall.

(It sucks though because I bought some Noctua NFP-12's and Nexus Real Silents to replace the noisy LED Zalmans in the Haf a week before I got the Lian Li. The V1020 has 4 case fans - 3 are bloody 140mm without 120mm mounts. I can't use most of them. I have to buy some more. The stock Lian Li front 140mm's in particular are indeed cheap and cheerful.)




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05 Nov 2011   #852
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Goood smartyeyeball, I can't run Prime95 on any test without getting a restart after 5-30 minutes.
RAM is fairly good although it has seen over 23,000 MBs
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05 Nov 2011   #853
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice one sub styler.
smartyeyeball, that's great ! What's the max temperature that your cpu can be safe? :)
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05 Nov 2011   #854
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Goood smartyeyeball, I can't run Prime95 on any test without getting a restart after 5-30 minutes.
Thanks mate. Ocing and keeping power saving features enabled is indeed a bit of a *******

If you're crashing 5-30 mins in, my immediate thought is insufficient vcore. If BSOD with 101 or 124 error, that's also indicating vcore.

Rule of thumb - Start with CPU, then work on the Ram. Makes it easier to troubleshoot.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Nice one sub styler.
smartyeyeball, that's great ! What's the max temperature that your cpu can be safe? :)
67.9 Tcase - 100c core before throttling/shutdown. Anything over 90c during stress testing is when you can panic :)

Aside from my mega attempts, I'm comfortable with anything under 85c during stress testing. Real world, max your likely to see is 60-65c.

I've had the temps lower with much more vcore, but I'm digging the quiet and am happy with the trade off :)



I'm basically trying to find a stable performance/cost operation setup for when I go to 2011 socket and give my sister the old bits. She doesn't need a 24/7 OC apparently
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05 Nov 2011   #855
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Patrick, indeed I bumped the Vcore to 1.575 and its using 1.522 and I have it running at 4.2 GHZ, if now I can make it stable. At these setting RAM is back up to 1600MHz which is stock, at 7-8-7-24T. This snip is with Photoshop X64 running.
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05 Nov 2011   #856
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

That's great Britton, excellent job.
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05 Nov 2011   #857
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
That's great Britton, excellent job.
Thanks, I didn't believe them when I read about it. Darn good CPU, if I don't fry it. I think I'm stopping with this.
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06 Nov 2011   #858
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Thanks Patrick, indeed I bumped the Vcore to 1.575 and its using 1.522 and I have it running at 4.2 GHZ, if now I can make it stable. At these setting RAM is back up to 1600MHz which is stock, at 7-8-7-24T. This snip is with Photoshop X64 running.
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If it's not stable, try lowering the RAM frequency to 1333MHz. If that doesn't do it then loosen the timings a little.

Some people have stability issues with AMD CPU IMC (integrated memory controller)at RAM frequencies above 1333MHz.

Hopefully AMD has fixed that issue by now.
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06 Nov 2011   #859
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice one britton, Getting the ram back up to spec speed may even help in keeping you stable
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06 Nov 2011   #860
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
67.9 Tcase - 100c core before throttling/shutdown. Anything over 90c during stress testing is when you can panic :)

Aside from my mega attempts, I'm comfortable with anything under 85c during stress testing. Real world, max your likely to see is 60-65c.

I've had the temps lower with much more vcore, but I'm digging the quiet and am happy with the trade off :)



I'm basically trying to find a stable performance/cost operation setup for when I go to 2011 socket and give my sister the old bits. She doesn't need a 24/7 OC apparently
Aham,thanks for the answer smartey ! :)
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