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Old February 18, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Default i7 970 overclocking

Hi guys, fairly new around here, just decided to drop by and share my results for OC-ing!

I decided to start OC-ing the 970 after I got my job at NCIX for..yeah self explanatory, anyways, everythings stuffed in a 912, reason I chose such a small case is for the extreme negative wind pressure with 3 120MM & only 1 200MM megaflow, it allows my Noctua NH-U12P to breathe a whole ton better, this OC isnt set in stone yet as I'm still only using 2x3GB DDR3-1600MHZ OCZ obsidian ram (got them in HK for 20$ a piece!), I plan to upgrade to more suitable RAM like XMS3's or Dominators.

The OC was intended for the lowest voltage and highest multiplier while working with this set of RAM. I think I achieved that with a 4ghz OC & 1.296VCORE :)

I plan to set a personal record by going at least 4.7GHZ if possible, though I don't want to implode the processor or RAM
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Old February 23, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Nice, thats around the voltage I use for 4ghz too. Think its about middle of the road.

Use realtemp GT to get temps for all cores.
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Old February 23, 2011, 10:41 PM
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looking good indeed.

if you wanna do it the quick way, set your stuff in bios, then go back to windows and let it linx for a few minutes.
if it doesnt crop out right away(5-10mins) then chances are youre close. let 3dmark loop as well.if that dont crash it,
start prime as well. itll be completely slow, but hey,its for testing sakes :)
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Old March 18, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by zsamz_ View Post
if its a new retail 970 not RE you should be able to do 4.5 under 1.4v
he already hits 88C @ 1.3, 4.2 is pretty much it IMO

personally i wouldn't go above 70-80 for 24/7
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