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Old September 4, 2010, 07:07 PM
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This is my first time ever overclocking anything and just wanted some opinion on how it looks

im at 3.8ghz
mulit-21 blclocl 181 ram is at 1448
cpu volt is 2.87
imc/vtt 1.2

i got 8 gigs of corsair dominator memory

i just feel like the cpu volt is a little high for 3.8 ghz bit i cant run prime for more then an hour with any lower cpu volts, also have hyperthreading on and all power saving off. any tips/comments would be apreciated?
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That is really high. What are your temps like?
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Old September 4, 2010, 08:44 PM
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With a noctua i was able to get my i7 860 to 4ghz stable - 200x 20. 1.35v , 1.25vtt,1.65 ram. Temps were in the high 70s on a noctua heatsink i was using.
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Check your CPU voltage again, because it's definitely not 2.87V. Your motherboard isn't even capable of supplying that much voltage to the CPU.
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drop everest in there and check temps, voltages(not accurate if the mobo reads them wrong).

im thinking 1.28 volts?
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LOL haha so sry bad typo there i meant 1.28 volts and my temps after about 4 hours of prime are around the low 70s
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That sounds good to me. Have you tried going up to 4GHz?
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I hvnt tried for 4 yet cause my temps were hitting the low 80s at 3.8 and i dont really wanna push the temps much higher then that
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Mid to High 70s is where I like to keep my i7 860s.. I have my two @ 3.6Ghz and 4.0Ghz. One with CM 212+ and other with Corsair H50.

1.28v isn't too bad.. min are at 1.26v (3.6Ghz) and 1.36v (4.0Ghz)
Going from 3.6Ghz to 4.0Ghz takes a lot more voltage (some have to run at 1.4v to keep it stable) and creates a lot more heat.

What cooler are you using?
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