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Overclocking the X58, a practical guide

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Binge, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. overclocking101

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    wow this is a nice guide man!
     
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    Thanks man :)
     
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    Very nice guide, subbed.
     
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    Nice guide man. But I'd like to point you that while not very good for memory testing, folding@home -bigadv (and to a certain point regular -smp) folding heat my i7 2-3 degree C (in real temp 3.4) less than intel burn test. And my experience have shown me that even after passing 20 passes of intel burn test, folding will make it crash after a day or two. I've lost three 70000 wu this way...:banghead: If it can fold, it's stable!
     
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    Very nice guide
     
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    I wanted to add a note here based on my experiences.

    I just burned up an Intel 980x, it was set to 1.45v and clocked to 4.5ghz, running 24x7 @ 100% for about 6 months. It held around 85-90c constantly, now it fails constantly, nothing else was really pushed up for this clock speed. So warning, it was either temps or cpu voltage.
     
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    Could it be that the 32nm is less good with temps and or voltage?
     
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    Voltage would be my guess, that's alot of volts to be pushing through a 32nm cpu. It will take it for awhile but in the end it will burn it out.

    Edit: Intel says the stock volts are 0.8V-1.375V anything over that and it will burn it up eventually. I guess you are lucky it lasted the 6 months you had it running. I never like to run my cpu's @ that high of a temp for a long period of time.
     
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    Indeed I am thinking it was the core voltage as well, which is why I posted about it. I have not burned up a chip overclocking before I think these 32nm chips are pretty sensitive. It was in a Asus P6X58D Premium, so not a cheap board with bad VRs.
     
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    I want to bump this up! Binge made a killer guide and its still needed by me and alot of others
     
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    What was your VTT?
     
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    Nice,submitted.
     
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    Thanx for the Guide i Got my 920 D0 to 4.41GHz @ 1.375v!!Anything over this is unstable...
     
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    Gotta read up on this, thanks!!!
     
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    Thank you for this.. Helped me out a lot to understand this board. :)
    Trying to hit 5 ghz if I can on this i7 960.
     
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    is that still on the mugen 2? how close have you gotten to 5GHZ? my 950 on the same board and same cooler is doing ok at 4.4, but I feel like I missing something that would allow me to go higher.
     
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    Thanks for the Guide,will help me with my new i7 950 set up.
     
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    should have my w3570 and rampage ii gene upgrade in about 2 weeks. should have 4.3 in it at least! gotta luv it's a xeon equivalent of a 965e. i'm going to add a d14 cooler, and 12gbs of 1.5v ram to it. (homer drooooool)
    now... only 2 years till i go sb.....
     
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    SB = sandy bridge? I hope not! you can OC these x58s much more efficiently :D Links updated with the new sandy bridge guide by miahallen anyway :p
     

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