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  1. zAAm

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    I wondered why nobody has started a club like this since the Phenom guys have their own... ;)

    This club is for everyone who OWNS an overclocked i7 920 (940, 950, 965 and 975 users can come as well although your sanity will be questioned :p ). I suspect that most i7 owners overclock theirs anyway.

    Please post your thoughts on the processor on anything from value vs the new i5, motherboards, performance vs other processors etc.
    Overclocking information will also be welcome since the i7 overclocking thread is absolutely HUGE and you can't get any useful information on there anymore...

    A handy crash course in i7 overclocking is available here: Core i7 Overclocking Basics

    If you want to join, just PM or post clearly the following details to me: (If not in your system specs)
    1. RUNNING Frequency (not your maximum overclock, the clocks which you normally run your i7 on)
    2. Base Frequency
    3. Voltage
    4. Stepping
    5. Motherboard
    6. Memory model and speed
    7. Cooling
    Please try to send all the info to me, otherwise the field will be blank ;)


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    0 Name Frequency Base Clock Multiplier Voltage Stepping Motherboard Memory Cooling
    1 zAAm 4003.3MHz 200.2MHz 20 1.348V C0 Intel DX58 Smackover 6GB Transcend JetRAM DDR3-1333 @ 600MHz, 8-8-8-19 TRUE with 2xThermalright FDB-1600
    2 Arciks 4011MHz 191.15MHz 21 1.280V D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 6GB OCZ Gold DDR3-1600 @ 764MHz, 9-9-9-28 Titan Fenrir
    3 human_error 4095MHz 195MHz 21 1.4V C0 Asus P6T Deluxe OC Palm 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 @ 720MHz, 8-9-9-24 Danger Den MC-TDX Waterblock & 3x120mm Rad
    4 Assassin48 - Pending Pending Pending D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 3GB Samsung DDR3-? @ ?, ? Heatkiller Block
    5 mudkip 4200MHz 200MHz 21 1.264V D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 3GB OCZ Platinum XTC DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 7-7-7-20 Scythe Infinity Mugen 2 with MX-2
    6 Yukikaze 3750Mhz 188MHz 20 1.18V D0 DFI LP DK X58-T3eH6 12GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 @ 750Mhz 7-7-7-20-1T Scythe Mugen II with 2x120mm Scythe Slipstreams.
    7 Jakethesnake011 4109.7MHz 205.5MHz 20 1.400V D0 MSI Eclipse X58 SLI 6GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1866 @ 821.9MHz, 7-7-7-22 TRUE, 2xUltra Kaze 3k's
    8 Tatty_One 4200.2MHz 200.0MHz 20 1.296V C0 Gigabyte EX58 UD4P 3GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 @ 600MHz, 6-6-6-18-1T TRUE120 with 2xScythe SFlex
    9 Paulieg 4515.2MHz 215.0MHz 21 1.36V D0 Gigabyte EX58 UD5 6GB OCZ Reaper DDR3-1866 @ 860MHz, 8-8-8-24 (1.63V) EK Supreme LT, Swifty 655-B, XSPC RX240, Custom Res
    10 InTeL-iNsIdE 3800Mhz 181MHz 21 1.28V C0 Asus Rampage Gene ROG 3GB G-Skill DDR3-1333 @ 725MHz, 9-9-9-24 Akasa Nero HDT
    11 Chicken Patty 3812.4 MHz 181.5 MHz 21 1.270V C0 EVGA X58 SLI 6GB Nanya DDR3-1600 @ 726MHz, 9-9-9-24-1T HW Labs GTX 480, Swiftech Apogee GTZ, MCP 655
    12 4x4n 4011.1MHz 191.0MHz 21 1.232V D0 Gigabyte EX58 UD4P 6GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 @ 764MHz, 7-7-7-20 TRUE, Medium Speed Panaflo
    13 tastegw 3801.6MHz 200.1MHz 19 1.136V C0 Biostar TPower X58A 6GB OCZ XMP DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 8-8-8-24 Vigor Monsoon III with TX-2
    14 SundM001 3162.7MHz 150.6MHz 21 1.248V C0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 6GB Mushkin DDR3-1600 @ 799MHz, 9-9-9-27 Thermaltake SpinQ
    15 Wetbehindtheears 4200.1MHz 200.0MHz 21 1.200V D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 3GB Crucial DDR3-1066 @ 610MHz, 8-9-9-23 CoolerMaster V8
    16 vivek90 4452.2MHz 212.0MHz 21 1.376V C0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 8-8-8-24 Sunbeam CC Freezer, Silverstone FM 121
    17 DarkEgo 4200.0MHz 200.0MHz 21 1.360V C0 Gigabyte EX58 UD3R 6GB Crucial Value DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 6-6-6-18-1T Laing D4, MCR220, DTEK FuZion
    18 wolf 4200.0MHz 200.0MHz 21 1.272V D0 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 8-8-8-20-1T (1.65V) CoolerMaster V10
    19 kid41212003 3800.0MHz 190MHz 20 1.296V C0 Gigabyte EX58 Extreme 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 @ 760MHz, 9-9-9-24 Noctua NH-U12P 1366 SE
    20 DarkSaber 4180.0MHz 208MHz 20 1.58V C0 Foxconn Bloodrage 6GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR3-1866 @ 1040MHz, 8-8-8-24-1T (2V) Noctua NH-U12P
    21 deathmore 3255.1MHz 155.0MHz 21 0.992V D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD5 6GB G-Skill DDR3-1600 @ 775MHz, 9-9-9-24 Noctua NH-U12P
    22 Super Sarge 3967.4MHz 208.8MHz 19 1.184V D0 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 6GB Mushkin Redline DDR3-1600 @ 823MHz, 6-7-6-18-1T (1.62V) Arctic Cooling Freezer Rev 2
    23 mastrdrver 3998.6MHz 199.9MHz 20 1.264V D0 Asus P6T6 WS Revolution 6GB GSkill Pi (Blue) DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 7-7-7-21-1T Vendetta 2 & CoolerMaster R4
    24 brandonwh64 4021.8MHz 191MHz 21 1.275V D0 Asus Rampage II Gene 6GB(?) Crucial Ballistix D9 DDR3-2000 @ 1149MHz Corsair A70


    Averages
    Frequency: 3911.62MHz
    Base clocks: 189.45MHz
    Voltage: 1.277V
    Memory Frequency: 752.65MHz

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    0 Name Frequency Base Frequency Multiplier Voltage Stepping Motherboard Memory Cooling
    1 Dreadnought33 3520.0MHz 160.0MHz 22 1.296V C0 Asus Rampage II Extreme (Pending Gigabyte EX58 Extreme) 6GB GSkill Trident DDR3-2000 @ 533MHz?, ?-?-?-? Titan Fenrir
    2 SpeedsticK 4050.9MHz 192.9MHz 21 1.416V C0 Asus P6T-SE 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3-1333 @ 580MHz, 8-8-8-24 (1.6V) Corsair H50


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    0 Name Frequency Base Frequency Multiplier Voltage Stepping Motherboard Memory Cooling
    1 Ammugonevil 3330.0MHz 133.0MHz 25 1.25V(?) D0 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 @ 801MHz, ?-?-?-? Liquid Cooling (?)
    2 Lordbollo 4000.0MHz 133.0MHz 30 1.232V D0 Asus Rampage 2 Extreme (1406 bios) 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 @ 800MHz, 8-8-8-24 1T (1.65v) Prolimatech Megahalems w/2xScythe 1600



    Additional Information (Under construction :cool:)

    Common steppings:
    • C0
      First stepping used on the first production CPU's. Overclocks mildly although some users have had pretty reasonable results of > 4.2GHz.​
    • D0
      The newer stepping for the i7. Generally overclocks higher than the C0 i7's with less voltage. 4GHz is a standard overclock for a D0 on decent air cooling.​

    Cooling:
    • Air cooling
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      You'll need proper cooling to overclock the i7 since they are hot as hell by default. A few types and pictures can be found here: Air Cooling Club
    • Water cooling
      If you want to go up a step albeit a pretty expensive step, try a watercooling setup. It is recommended to stay away from cheaper watercooling kits since high-end air coolers gives comparable performance for a lot less. A few types and pictures can be found here: TPU Water Cooling Club


    Commonly used X58 motherboards:
    • EVGA X58 SLI
      Manufacturer link: EVGA X58 SLI
      Users with this motherboard: Chicken Patty
      Specs:
      Category Specification
      1 RAM Up to 6 x DDR3-1600 Triple Channel (Max 12GB)
      2 PCIe 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x8/x16, 1 x PCIe x8
      3 IDE 1 x UltraDMA133
      4 Storage 9 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec
      5 RAID RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID5, JBOD
      6 Network 2 x 10/100/1000Mbit
    • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 (Considered by many to be the best overclocking board)
      Manufacturer link: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
      Users with this motherboard: mudkip, Arciks, Assassin48, Paulieg, SundM001, Wetbehindtheears, vivek90
      Specs:
      Category Specification
      1 RAM Up to 6 x DDR3-2100+ Triple Channel (Max 24GB)
      2 PCIe 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x8
      3 Storage 10 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec
      4 RAID RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 10, RAID5, JBOD
      5 Network 2 x 10/100/1000Mbit
    • MSI Eclipse SLI
      Manufacturer link: MSI Eclipse SLI
      Users with this motherboard: Jakethesnake011
      Specs:
      Category Specification
      1 RAM Up to 6 x DDR3-1600 Triple Channel (Max 24GB)
      2 PCIe 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x4
      3 IDE 1 x UltraDMA133
      4 Storage 10 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec + 2 x eSATA
      5 RAID RAID 0, RAID1, JBOD
      6 Network 2 x 10/100/1000Mbit
    • ASUS P6T-Deluxe
      Manufacturer link: ASUS P6T-Deluxe
      Users with this motherboard: human_error, wolf
      Specs:
      Category Specification
      1 RAM Up to 6 x DDR3-2000 (OC) Triple Channel (Max 24GB)
      2 PCIe 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x16/x8, 1 x PCIe x8/x1 (x16/x16/x1 or x16/x8/x8)
      3 IDE 1 x UltraDMA133
      4 Storage 6 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec + 1 x eSATA + 2 x SAS
      5 RAID RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 10, RAID5
      6 Network 2 x 10/100/1000Mbit
    • Intel DX58 Smackover (Some view this board as a sub-par overclocker. Will inform of my findings with it)
      Manufacturer link: Intel DX58 Smackover
      Users with this motherboard: zAAm
      Edit: If you've actually read up to this point, it seems I am essentially the only user of this motherboard as shown here. I guess putting this one under "Common motherboards" is essentially erroneous. :p
      Specs:
      Category Specification
      1 RAM Up to 4 x DDR3-1600 (OC) Triple Channel (Max 16GB)
      2 PCIe 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x4
      3 IDE None
      4 Storage 6 x Serial ATA 300MB/sec + 2 x eSATA
      5 RAID RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 10, RAID5
      6 Network 2 x 10/100/1000Mbit

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  2. Assassin48 New Member

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    not 100% but I think there is
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    Like I said, that thread is for anyone, this is for owners only and hopefully this one can give a new user an idea of the overclock they can expect :p
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    What I'm trying to do is make it easy for new i7 owners to see what they can expect on average if they want to overclock their cpu. I tried to make sense of that thread but it's just not worth shuffling through 118 pages to see what experiences people have had with the chip. With this thread I can sum up the type of overclocks people got and then newcomers (like I was) can see it quickly and easily :D
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    can i join club pls
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    Sure, just PM your details to me and I'll add you :p
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    My details are in my system settings. You can add both my 24hr and overclocking numbers seperately if you want.

    Info not in system details:

    My memory type is Corsair ddr3 xms3 (stock settings for ram were 1333mhz, 9-9-9-24)
    My Stepping is C0
    My Multiplier is 21
    I am using watercooling still with a DD MC-TDX i7 edition cpu block.
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    Added, and welcome to the club! :p
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    my stuff comes in tomorrow so i guess
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    heatkiller block<-- later this week
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    Keep us posted as to the overclock you get with that D0! I'll add you the moment you have some more information on your system :cool:

    Edit: added you anyway, but will update your info once you get more
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    Zaam add to voltage 1.280V >base clock 191.15mhz>mutiplier x21>memory frequency 764Mhz>clocks 9-9-9-28
    and update CPU frequencu to 4011mhz :) TY mate
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    Done. Do you run @ that speed 24/7? What are your temps like?
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    No i run it about 10hours+- a day but its set on automatic core regulator when i do lil work wit my pc core clock is lower than 4ghz when i in games its got 4ghz+. cooler holds my cpu on 40C in all cases because it got auto profile to hold such temp.and add corsair cooler for my memory :)
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    add me :

    Core i7 920 D0 @ 4,2 Ghz
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    Done, lol @ "Fuck i5" :D
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    I love low voltages

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    current tweaking for even lower vcore
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    funny if you go below 1.000v :laugh:
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    Maby if I go for 3 or 3,3 Ghz but won't happen with 3,6 :);)
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    lower yes, but at 3.6 GHz, I dont know :laugh, you are pretty close man.
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    bump!
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    1.1V on 3.6GHz is just insane! Just a question though, are you undervolting just to check the stability of the cpu? Or are you trying to get a sort of sweet spot where the heat/performance ratio is better? :p

    I don't know much about the uses for undervolting except reducing power consumption and heat output. But this usually goes with underclocking. Now your overclocking/undervolting... New experience for me I must admit ;)
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    I just wanted to see how much volts I'd need for 3,6Ghz . so here I am 1.10v :p

    I'll check how much volt I will need for 2,8Ghz , which is comparable with stock 920 + turbo mode. :)


    good night young fellas
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    Joining up!

    Currently running at:
    Frequency - 3.75Ghz
    Base Frequency - 188Mhz
    Voltage - 1.18v
    Stepping - D0
    Motherboard - DFI LP DK X58-T3eH6
    Memory model and speed - OCZ Platinum, 6x2Gb DDR3 1600Mhz running at 1500Mhz CL7-7-7-20-1T
    Cooling - Scythe Mugen II with a pair of 120mm Scythe Slipstreams.

    I think I'll start my own low-voltage expedition over the weekend, I lowered my OC from 4.2Gh to 4Ghz and now to 3.75Ghz since the ambient temps are climbing through the roof (And at 4.2Ghz with 200 BCLK and Turbo Mode on I needed around 1.33v, and with nearly 40c ambient load temps would shoot through the frakkin' heavens towards the 90c mark !), but I haven't really tried a lower vcore at my current settings. That 3.6Ghz on nearly 1v is just insaaaaaane and has my total respect ! :rockout:
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    good to see you! welcome to the club:toast:

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