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If you had my hardware what would you do with it?

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    evga 780i ftw
    q9550 eo
    antec ea 650
    gskill pi 1100 mhz ddr2 2x2gb 555-15 48
    xigmatek cooler with tt 120mm fan

    I currently have it at stock, will be getting a wc loop for it here soon as I pay for it which will most likely be tomorrow night then shipping.

    Would you try for higher fsb at lower clock say 3.2 or lower fsb at around 3.5?

    I ran this at 1650fsb for 3505 but temps would hit high 60's-73 on load

    I here this board tops out at around 470 fsb but if i try anything over 425 it fails.

    Whats the safest temp/voltage on MCP and nb?

    If I put the waterblock on I'm hoping to get a stable 3.2+ clock but I don't want to put this motherboard beyond its limits.

    Any tips would be greatly APPRECIATED!

    thanks
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    "If you had my hardware what would you do with it?"

    not give it back? lol


    Nvidia chipset + quad core = bad OC potential.
    getting an nvidia chipset when not running SLI was a mistake, if you intended to OC.
     
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    Go for higher, 3.5 is pretty tame for that stepping. I suggest 4 and up :)

    1.4 is max MCP (subjective); same for NB.

    Are you thinking of pencil modding, or is LLC included in the 780i? Sorry, not exactly fond of the mb.
     
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    he wont get 4GHz on an nvidia chipset.
     
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    pencil modding?

    Ive ran this at 3.5 but temps would load into high 60's - 74
     
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    those temps are fine on a CPU like this.

    a bit high for those clocks, but safe.
     
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    sli is a diff story but def possible after the year is over
     
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    plus those temps were from fresh as5 application.. ive kinda noticed the temps have fallen some .

    been 3 days since installation
     
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    i think my mcp is at 1.55 right now
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    whoa dude, stop the multiple posting. use the edit button.
     
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    had it at 3800mhz but failed small ftts in about 2 minutes.

    down to 3400 flat right now about to see if it'll hold
     
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    I have seen quite a few 780i's and q9550 configurations hit 4.0. Then again, I'm not an expert such as yourself :laugh: YRMV of course shevanel.

    What is the voltage on the cpu for those speeds? 3.5/3.4 shouldn't usually go up to 70's.
     
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    its just well known that nvidia chipsets clock decently on duals, but always fall far behind their intel equivalents with quads.

    While we can google and find people who have done 4GHz plus, we can also google and find people who've done 6GHz on LN2 with dual cores - just because a few rare good ones can do it, doesnt mean all will.
     
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    im running stock 1.2875 @ 425fsb for 3.4ghz

    so far prime just over an hour now, playing champs ol and p95 in the background, no hiccups yet.. 66c
     
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    Absolutely nothing, there's no videocard so system is pretty much useless.
     

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