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Intel Core i7 980X Overclock @ 5.00 GHz - Air Cooling

Naekuh

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Speaking of. I'm going to have a 32nm chip soon. Do you have any recommendation of what the new "danger zones" are for OC voltages on this lower process?
Roughly..

No more then 1.4vcore Try to stay below it, however some oc's will require you to go tad above it.

Then:

No more then 1.375 VTT (absolutely MUST! do not venture off in the 1.4v unless u dont intend to keep that chip longer then 6-8months... possibly even shorte).

While holding the 2 above:
Keep your QPI link LOW... like 4.8mts low... gulftowns do not like a high qpi link.


My 24/7 settings are:

1.3875vcore
1.325 Vtt
1.325 QPI
1.65 Dram

This is holding 4.3ghz /w HT On.

This is on hexcore, the quadcores are easier to handle i heard.
 
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Doesn't the ram power also supply a little juice to the cpu also?
 

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Doesn't the ram power also supply a little juice to the cpu also?
.5 rule... but this is universal on all i7's.

My i7 975 which i :love:
Can do 1.5vcore easily, and probably stay for a while.
Even 1.4VTT isnt much on a D0.

Its the 32nm gulftowns which are fragile.
Now the ones i got to play with most is the A0's.
I have a B1, my 980X, however i never got to see what the upper limits on a B1 is. (nor could u ask me to try on this puppy)

As i said, it hurt a lot when i pop'd the first one.
I am not poping a second gulftown.
 

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Except that's not what my people at Intel tell me. It's not on their agenda to make a 6-core chip fiscally available when they could make more money selling smaller chips.
Yep I have heard that it is not in their roadmap. And yet I see it ending up there anyway.