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Link Posted: 2/14/2013 3:51:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ole_slewfoot:
Isn't 4.014 gigahertz where that chick on Contacct found the alien message?

I think it is, and I'm running SETI@home. Anticipating first contact any day now. I hope the ending to my story is more exciting than that one...
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 3:55:57 PM EDT
I'm only at 3.84 on my 955

I don't recall working too hard at it though, and I'm perfectly happy with the performance. I just put an SSD in, and that REALLY made a difference!
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 4:01:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MMcCall:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I dunno, I thought I would never OC anymore either but why not have the CPU throttle to 4.5ghz instead of 3.9ghz when it it needs it?

I did give up on OC'ing RAM though, waste of time.

CPU and GPU for me only now.


Because in most cases, a user isn't CPU bound. There are edge use-cases that will max all the cores you have.. rendering, compiling, etc. but for the vast majority of home users, they're going to peg their RAM or GPU long before the processor maxes out. The trade-off in stability just isn't worth the marginal gain in speed IMO.. especially when you're talking about 3.5gHz+, it's just running up a benchmark, you're not going to "feel" it.


Not to mention HDD.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 4:18:02 PM EDT
I'm at 4.38ghz on an i7-3770, 107mhz fsb x41 mult


You aren't stable until you hit 24 hours prime95 x64, or 8 hours of OCCT Linpack, IMO.

I've been stable on 2 hours of p95 and had systems crash...same with 12 hours on memtest 86+ before throwing a memory error on the 4th or 5th pass.

I always do 24hours memtest 86+, 24 hours prime95 x64, and 8 hours of OCCT linpack. (Warning - OCCT linpack will push the processor 8-10 degrees above prime95 at it's peak temp).

If my GPU's are overclocked I have a separate set I do after I'm satisfied the CPU & memory is stable.

Sucks when you error after 12-16 hours and have to change a setting...but it is what it is.

Link Posted: 2/14/2013 4:29:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goros:
I'm at 4.38ghz on an i7-3770, 107mhz fsb x41 mult
http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2373253.png

You aren't stable until you hit 24 hours prime95 x64, or 8 hours of OCCT Linpack, IMO.

I've been stable on 2 hours of p95 and had systems crash...same with 12 hours on memtest 86+ before throwing a memory error on the 4th or 5th pass.

I always do 24hours memtest 86+, 24 hours prime95 x64, and 8 hours of OCCT linpack. (Warning - OCCT linpack will push the processor 8-10 degrees above prime95 at it's peak temp).

If my GPU's are overclocked I have a separate set I do after I'm satisfied the CPU & memory is stable.

Sucks when you error after 12-16 hours and have to change a setting...but it is what it is.

I agree. I do plan to run a much more extensive test, but it may be a while before I don't need the computer for that long. My initial goal was to be sure that the temps were safe and it could run a rigorous test for at least a little while without crashing.

I'm going to download some more tests. I haven't tried the OCCT linpack. I also need to run memtest again now that I've cranked up the speed.

Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:07:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goros:
I'm at 4.38ghz on an i7-3770, 107mhz fsb x41 mult
<a href="http://valid.canardpc.com/2373253" target="_blank">http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2373253.png</a>

You aren't stable until you hit 24 hours prime95 x64, or 8 hours of OCCT Linpack, IMO.

I've been stable on 2 hours of p95 and had systems crash...same with 12 hours on memtest 86+ before throwing a memory error on the 4th or 5th pass.

I always do 24hours memtest 86+, 24 hours prime95 x64, and 8 hours of OCCT linpack. (Warning - OCCT linpack will push the processor 8-10 degrees above prime95 at it's peak temp).

If my GPU's are overclocked I have a separate set I do after I'm satisfied the CPU & memory is stable.

Sucks when you error after 12-16 hours and have to change a setting...but it is what it is.



I'll just add that my system is also 24hrs stable in Prime95.

I watch my temps, too. I know it can handle around 60C, but I try to keep it around 55C under load. I am currently running a light load (steam, firefox and winamp) and am at 35C. It would idle around 32C, but I need to blow out the dust in the case.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:14:32 PM EDT
I'm still running 3.4 on my 965BE. I'm lazy and my cpu isn't my bottleneck right now. Need another 4 gigs of ram.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:34:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DonKey153:
Originally Posted By TheJacket:
4.5ish on my i5 2500k.

Near stock voltage.

Stays ice cool.


settings?


Here

Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:37:53 PM EDT
4.5ghz stable on stock voltages with i5 2500k.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 6:04:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 8:06:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2013 8:07:52 PM EDT by Alien]

Originally Posted By Goros:
I'm at 4.38ghz on an i7-3770, 107mhz fsb x41 mult
http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2373253.png

You aren't stable until you hit 24 hours prime95 x64, or 8 hours of OCCT Linpack, IMO.

I've been stable on 2 hours of p95 and had systems crash...same with 12 hours on memtest 86+ before throwing a memory error on the 4th or 5th pass.

I always do 24hours memtest 86+, 24 hours prime95 x64, and 8 hours of OCCT linpack. (Warning - OCCT linpack will push the processor 8-10 degrees above prime95 at it's peak temp).

If my GPU's are overclocked I have a separate set I do after I'm satisfied the CPU & memory is stable.

Sucks when you error after 12-16 hours and have to change a setting...but it is what it is.

Realistically extreme stress tests don't matter a whole lot. CPUs and GPUs are rarely ever stressed like they are in those tests when doing real world applications, at least in my experience. At one point I thought my overclock for my GPU was unstable because it would have issues running Furmark. Then I realized whenever I play games, the GPU is never heated up ever like it is by that test. I left the overclock the same and haven't had any issues in the past 3 years.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 8:52:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Alien:

Originally Posted By Goros:
I'm at 4.38ghz on an i7-3770, 107mhz fsb x41 mult
http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2373253.png

You aren't stable until you hit 24 hours prime95 x64, or 8 hours of OCCT Linpack, IMO.

I've been stable on 2 hours of p95 and had systems crash...same with 12 hours on memtest 86+ before throwing a memory error on the 4th or 5th pass.

I always do 24hours memtest 86+, 24 hours prime95 x64, and 8 hours of OCCT linpack. (Warning - OCCT linpack will push the processor 8-10 degrees above prime95 at it's peak temp).

If my GPU's are overclocked I have a separate set I do after I'm satisfied the CPU & memory is stable.

Sucks when you error after 12-16 hours and have to change a setting...but it is what it is.

Realistically extreme stress tests don't matter a whole lot. CPUs and GPUs are rarely ever stressed like they are in those tests when doing real world applications, at least in my experience. At one point I thought my overclock for my GPU was unstable because it would have issues running Furmark. Then I realized whenever I play games, the GPU is never heated up ever like it is by that test. I left the overclock the same and haven't had any issues in the past 3 years.


Yup.
You would think that a 10 hour strait session of GTA IV would be enough, but I only did the 24 hour test for bragging rights over at Tom's Hardware, lol.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:27:46 AM EDT
lol AMD.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:35:02 AM EDT
Whatever... I have a Celeron 333, and a BH6 motherboard that is clocked to the max! I am holding 40 FPS in Quake now with the duel Voodoo3DFX cards, and I also have duel supraV92 modems setup in shotgun mode. 130 stable ping now!!!

Nobody is getting a frag in on me son...
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 9:36:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Compta:
lol AMD.

At one time, Athalon XPs were the chip to have.
Overclocked, your computer could also double as a space heater


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