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Old March 13, 2012, 08:24 AM
windwithme windwithme is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Test Platform
CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X
VGA: msi N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II
Storage: CORSAIR Performance Pro Series 128GB
POWER: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W
Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80
OS: Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

BIOSTAR overclocking software TOVERCLOCKER
The CPU and memory states could be displayed; the frequency could also be slightly adjusted.

The voltage settings could be adjusted in the OS as well

It provides three automatic overclocking modes, namely, V6, V12 and AUTO.

I used the THX software interface when using the msi Gaming Notebook, which is practical in terms of audio performance.
I selected the options of SMART VOLUME and DIALOG PLUS.
It could optimize the sound field, but the specifications under medium-frequency will be lowered.
I suggest using it under the audiovisual environment.

Overclocking test
CPU 128.4 X 37 => 4750MHz 1.416V at full speed
Turn off C1E and Turbo Boost
DDR3 2396.6 CL11 11-12-27 2T 1.625V

Hyper PI 32M X 12 => 11m 52.578s
CPUMARK 99 => 728

x264 FHD Benchmark => 37.9
Fritz Chess Benchmark => 53.00/25437

CrystalMark 2004R3 => 449076

CPU => 13.85 pts
CPU(Single Core) => 1.92 pts

PCMark Vantage => 25545

When the 3960X is overclocked to 4.75G, the voltage is 1.416V at full speed. I will share its performance under the stable working conditions.
As an Extreme platform, the CPU could achieve the highest performance for desktop use whether under single-thread execution or multi-thread execution.
If you want to do overclocking frequently, I suggest you do it under a good radiation environment, and keep the voltage lower than 1.45v.
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