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Old December 21, 2010, 12:29 AM
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Just set up a i7 970 Folding (SMP only)(no bigadv, the machine I cannot guarantee that it will be kept/left on 24/7 unlike my SR2) on a eVGA X58 Micro. Its being used as a "public computer" and HTPC in my household, hence the no control over its status(though I will try and keep it up and running 24/7 as much as possible).

BCLK = 161
24x Multi + 1x Turbo(25x Multi)
4025MHz
vCore = 1.28125v BIOS(1.33 Actual)
VTT/QPI = 1.3v
RAM = 2:10(1610MHz)

Cooled by a Corsair H70
Core Temps range from 54c-61c

22k PPD on current 6701

Hope that helps!
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Old December 21, 2010, 06:29 AM
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With a decent watercooling setup, at 4.0 you should be under 45c... depending on your block/rad of course.
I would hazard a guess you'd be around 1.25-1.3v for 4.0.. but not totally sure on that one.
The 980/970's can run at high OC with little voltage - which is the great thing about them. I haven't had a lot of time to play with the new 980x I bought, it's at 1.35v for 4.0.. but I will be dropping the vcore and testing whenever I get some time on my hands.

Looks like you're gonna wanna take back 3rd place huh? :P
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With a decent watercooling setup, at 4.0 you should be under 45c... depending on your block/rad of course.
I would hazard a guess you'd be around 1.25-1.3v for 4.0.. but not totally sure on that one.
The 980/970's can run at high OC with little voltage - which is the great thing about them. I haven't had a lot of time to play with the new 980x I bought, it's at 1.35v for 4.0.. but I will be dropping the vcore and testing whenever I get some time on my hands.

Looks like you're gonna wanna take back 3rd place huh? :P

Unless you get a 1.3 VID chip like I did

Even under water I'm seeing 70c on the cores, 62c 'cpu' temp at 4.13 ghz. I have a bit more headroom to go higher, but not with this CPU waterblock and a 580 in the mix methinks. Maybe another order with Daz for a HK3.0 CPU block is in my sights? The wife would probably kill me, since she 'discovered' my 580 block purchase

Chris; with a 'cherry' 1.08 VID, I wouldnt be suprised if you can hit 4.2+ with 'relatively' low volts (maybe 1.2-1.25?). Even with my chip I didnt need to adjust anything but core voltage to hit 4.1. Just play with your Vcore and VTT. I would just quick/dirty it, 1.3 vCore, +150 VTT, and set it to 200x21 turbo off. See what she does
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Old December 21, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Set the vcore to 1.285 and qpi(vtt) volts to 1.35, and 20x200 for 4.0 and she booted and is running prime since this am first try. Temps across all six cores are mid 40s to low 50s.

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Set the vcore to 1.285 and qpi(vtt) volts to 1.35, and 20x200 for 4.0 and she booted and is running prime since this am first try. Temps across all six cores are mid 40s to low 50s.

Crosses fingers!

Good news!!! That's the thing I am very impressed with about my chip.. Stock settings I get .98v @ 3.3Ghz and my idle is 21C which is almost ambient in my house.
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