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Old June 13, 2009, 10:22 AM
Saibot Saibot is offline
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Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
Bump for a good guy to deal with, also curious on how you got your CPU overclocked that high since i have one myself
im not afraid to deal with high voltages ;)

I've OC'ed AMD Athlon 64's before... and since the i7 architechture is so simmilar, i realize that its safe to go up to ~1.5-1.6 volts as long as i bump the mem voltages too (memory voltages go up to ~1.8v... intel says its unsafe, but if you read gigabyte's i7 guide, they say that you just need to stay within 0.5v of the vcore. i found that if the two are ~0.3v apart, the overclock is generally stable.)

i only go up to ~4.1-4.2 when benching because that requires 1.55 volts... and the temps arnt bad either. their around ~66 degrees under load. For normal use im @ 3.8ghz
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Last edited by Saibot; June 13, 2009 at 07:10 PM.
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