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Thread: safe voltage for i7 950
03-05-11, 12:36 AM #1
safe voltage for i7 950
Well I got my new i7 950 a couple of weeks ago and have been playing around with overclocking it. I just got it to 4.2Ghz(200x21) at 1.36V.. How high can you go safely voltagewise on a cpu without a global meltdown? I believe my memory is holding me back some too, but I'll deal with that later..Alter-Ego Intel firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz, Fractal design Arc midi case, ASRock P67 Extreme4 mobo, 4Gb Cosiar Vegeance memory, Kama Cross cooler with Xigmatek 120mm white LED fan, HD6870 video card, blurayburner and player, NZXT 850W power supply,AverTV HD DVR card, 300gb raptor white label harddrive, Samsung 1Tb harddrive, Windows7 Ultimate
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03-05-11, 02:18 AM #2
Temps will be your limiting factor.
The H50 is good to around 4.0-4.2 with a push pull setup.
You will want to run prime95 or the like for a few hours or more not only to check stability but also temps. I personally try to keep my i7's under 70c."there was a puddle of water around the socket when I started." -I.M.O.G.
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