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Old May 22, 2013, 07:22 PM
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3930K C2 Degradation
Here is some info to ponder.
The only voltage I set is the CPU, everything else is on auto. That seems to be sufficient for 4.7GHz to run fine (granted not prime stable) but I've never had it crash otherwise. I've ran like this for about a year now and well my PC still works every day so I guess it's not a big deal. However, I do turn off my PC whenever I'm not home and it does have Speedstep/C1E enabled still too, so it downclocks for the majority of its running time.

Anything over 4.7GHz doesn't boot though, so that would need some major tweaking of settings I imagine and maybe possibly damaging my chip at that point.

So either my board doesn't have that issue, or recent BIOS revisions have fixed it. Either way, my chip doesn't seem to be dead yet!
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And chances are it won't die in the near future. The difference with OC'ing via Offset mode is that with Speedstep C1 enabled it not only down clocks frequency, but also down clocks VCore. Then your Chip isn't down locked to 1.2 Ghz with high vCore. When I'm at the desktop idle, my chip is at 1.2 Ghz @ .898v

He'll I ran my 980x @ 1.45v for a couple of years and it was working as good as Tey day I got it ;)
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Haw.

I've done a one click OC to 4.3 with my rIVe/3930k....But I'm running stock right now...I fold so..Stock=lifetime.

This rig has had maybe 25 hours off (not @ 100% ) since it was last put together....( 9000 hours mebbie ?)....

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^^^ Yess 4.2 isnt much at all with these CPU's....just .3 above Turbo....sort of like OC'ing a 920 or 980X to 3.8 Ghz ;) I had my expectations of 4.7 Ghz and am not dissapointed, the Graphic Score alone in MK11 confirms how much happier the SLi 680's are with a little more "push" from the CPU ;)
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I recently got a 3960X and need to see what it can do :) Running at stock right now.
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It's certainly not about "bragging rights".....maybe if I was 19 yrs old ;) For me it's all about dumping some coin on some very cool HW that is designed to be "pushed" and see what kind of "push" I can get out if it, I actually find that more entertaining than gaming, gaming is the Secondary fun.

If all you want is smooth quiet gameplay a Stock 3770k is likely "adequate" ;)

Think of it as having a Ferrari that only ever goes 60 mph ;)

Anyhoo, the Noctua NF Fans replaced the stock Corsair fans that came with H100i and the entire Rig is surprisingly quiet for 4.7 Ghz, if it seems too loud.....turn up the volume while your gaming!!!



Eldonko, that is an awesome OC, 5.0 Ghz would be sweet, unfortunately I think 4.8 Ghz will be top end for the H100i !
I didn't mean you as a bragger. I was talking about myself. If I were to configure a high overclock,and have no issues,I for sure would be bragging about it. With the set up you have,and what you've done with it,you have every right to "brag". I do enjoy smooth quiet gaming,but the 3770 wasn't adequate enough for me. Your comments and suggestions were the ones that convinced me to go with X79 and the 3930K. I'm glad I read all your info,and I thank you.. I have smooth and quiet,AND, the Titans can now do everything they were designed to do. Thanks again.
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I recently got a 3960X and need to see what it can do :) Running at stock right now.
Get going....an $1100 3960X at "stock" is just plain "wrong"

What type of cooling? From everything I've read the k and x Series are pretty much neck n neck as far OC'ability, other wise I would have considered diving into another Extreme Chip, unlike my old 920 vs 980x which allowed unlocked Mult vs strictly BCLK adjustments.

Guess we'll see soon 4930k and 4960X, better IMC and Native PCI-E 3.0 Support.

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As long as your happy that is all that matters, like I've said before, unless your Benchmarking for higher scores or running Multi Monitors your likely not going to see gains going from 4.2 Ghz - 4.7 Ghz (especially if you enable V Synch).

I know running some Benches, my 680's improved big time going from 980X at 4.2 Ghz to X79 3930K @ 4.7 Ghz, but I kinda figured this, this Monster GPU's love high CPU Clocks.
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Get going....an $1100 3960X at "stock" is just plain "wrong"

What type of cooling? From everything I've read the k and x Series are pretty much neck n neck as far OC'ability, other wise I would have considered diving into another Extreme Chip, unlike my old 920 vs 980x which allowed unlocked Mult vs strictly BCLK adjustments.

Guess we'll see soon 4930k and 4960X, better IMC and Native PCI-E 3.0 Support.

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As long as your happy that is all that matters, like I've said before, unless your Benchmarking for higher scores or running Multi Monitors your likely not going to see gains going from 4.2 Ghz - 4.7 Ghz (especially if you enable V Synch).

I know running some Benches, my 680's improved big time going from 980X at 4.2 Ghz to X79 3930K @ 4.7 Ghz, but I kinda figured this, this Monster GPU's love high CPU Clocks.
When are we expecting to see those 4930/4960 chips? Are they the ones due in September? And is that still going to be 2011 or are they changing the layout?

Also what are your thoughts about Haswell vs IB-E? I guess I am just trying to figure out when to move away from my 2600K. One of the main reasons is how I only get 8x when in SLI and that will most likely hamper the 780's if I decided to go with two of them. Whatever I go to, whenever I do go, I need it to have full PCI-E 3 16x support.
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All things I've read point to Sept / Oct for 4930K / 4960X...yes still 2011 Socket.

Haswell = 1150 Socket = Mainstream

Ivy Bridge - E = 2011 Socket X79 = Enthusiast

I would never have chosen" to go "backwards" imo from an X58 Chipset 1366 Socket to anything, other than an X79 Chipset 2011 Socket. Then I have preferred top end Platforms, although hey may not be necessary, I would consider myself an "enthusiast" to a certain lower degree (no LN2 Extreme OC'ing).

The choice between Haswell 1150 v X79 2011 is one only you can make, based upon your Budget and what your expectations are :)
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I found this Intel Ivy Bridge-E slated for September 2013 launch - TechSpot
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