• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

TPU's Core i7 Overclocking and Feedback

Binge

Overclocking Surrealism
Joined
Sep 15, 2008
Messages
6,979 (1.93/day)
Likes
1,735
Location
PA, USA
System Name Molly
Processor i5 3570K
Motherboard Z77 ASRock
Cooling CooliT Eco
Memory 2x4GB Mushkin Redline Ridgebacks
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 680
Case Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced
Power Supply Corsair HX-1000
People just don't want to believe it. I can't tell you how many times it's been said, but people still ask.
Just last week I tested two 3939B chips, one was nothing special, and the other one resulted in a .9Vcore for 4.0GHz
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.60/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Why is that fit? Anything go up in smoke or something? Hope not.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Joined
Jul 18, 2008
Messages
2,873 (0.78/day)
Likes
700
Location
South Carolina
System Name KILLER
Processor Intel Core i7 4790K
Motherboard MSI Z87 G45 Gaming
Cooling Water Cooling
Memory 2x8GB Gskill 2400mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 980
Storage SSD Samsung 500GB
Display(s) 24" Asus 144hz
Case Cooler Master HAF
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Platinum
Power Supply Antec 1200 Watt Modular
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores 3DMark Vantage 51342
Same here..Waiting on a couple of 295's to come in.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Same here..Waiting on a couple of 295's to come in.
How many 295's have you had :laugh: You had two right? You waiting on two more?
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.60/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
I was thinking more in the range of $000.00 + maybe shipping? :D
:roll::roll::roll: But then remember there is a recession fee which is $500 :laugh:
 
Joined
Mar 15, 2009
Messages
353 (0.10/day)
Likes
30
Location
Western Mass
System Name My i7 Build
Processor Intel Core i7 920 @4.2
Motherboard EVGA CLassified E760
Cooling [Lapped & Washer Modded] Thermalright Ultra-120 w/ 2 Ultra KAze 3000 RPM Fans
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2000Mhz 8-9-8-21 1T
Video Card(s) Sapphire 5870 Flashed with ASUS BIOS
Storage Patroit Torqx 128gb SSD & 2-Samsung 1Tb 72k
Display(s) ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1200p LCD
Case Thermaltake Armor+ Full AtX
Audio Device(s) EVGA onboard sound
Power Supply Thermaltake 1200W ToughPower
Software Windows 7 Ultimate Sig Edition
Benchmark Scores Vantage 19492 3dmark06 23450 Super Pi: 9.906s for 1M
Wile E is that Santa pissing off your roof! haha

Anyways what kind of CPU you getting Fit, anything thats made with a 32nm process...?
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.60/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
Wile E is that Santa pissing off your roof! haha

Anyways what kind of CPU you getting Fit, anything thats made with a 32nm process...?
Yep, sure is. (Well not my roof, just a roof)
 

t_ski

Former Staff
Joined
Apr 11, 2006
Messages
11,960 (2.65/day)
Likes
6,450
System Name My i7 Beast
Processor Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard Asus X99-A II
Cooling Nickel-plated EK Supremacy EVO, D5 with XSPC Bayres & BIX Quad Radiator
Memory 4 x 8GB EVGA SuperSC DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 SuperClocked
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 256GB m.2 SSD + 480GB Sandisk storage SSD
Display(s) Three Asus 24" VW246H LCD's
Case Silverstone TJ07
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Keyboard Corsair K95
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
Fit, what happened to your i9?
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Little Bench Session. Figured out how to go higher on BCLK, now to try wprime with my newly found secrets (secrets to me, sure lots of you know it) But i'll try it tomorrow or something.


Best Wprime of the night, but this was before I found out how to go above that clock.


Best Super pi


Both are personal bests for me.

I was able to get the RAM to run with a divider of 8, but failed after a pass or two of super pi. I'll work on that next as well.



My highest validation as well

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=878245
 
Last edited:

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,741 (2.24/day)
Likes
5,246
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher / Cruncher 2 / Cruncher 3
Processor i9 7980XE / EPYC 7401p / E5 2683 v3
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX X299 XE / Gigabyte MZ31-AR0 / ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1
Cooling EK RGB Monoblock / XSPC RayStorm Neo / EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB 3200 / Crucial 16 GB 2400 MHz RDIMM / G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified / Onboard / Old ATI card
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case TT Core V51 / Corsair Obsidian 800D / Rosewell
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 / EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 / Thermaltake 550
Software Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 16.04 / Ubuntu 16.04
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
Nice job CP
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Thanks hammer, it's pretty exciting seen 4.7+GHz on CPUz :laugh:


look at the temps on the wprime run, mega is doing pretty good handling high clocks/voltage. However, I have now placed it back on the tech station. Dropped temps like 10ºc
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2008
Messages
419 (0.11/day)
Likes
46
Location
Brisbane, Australia
Processor W3570 - W3540 - Q6600 - Celeron 360
Motherboard EVGA X58 Classified - MSI X58 Eclipse - ASUS Commando
Cooling Kayl Custom Built Dual Stage Cascade - IFX-14
Memory Corsair DDR3 Dominator GT 6GB 1866MHz - Cellshock DDR2 4GB 1066MHz
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA GTX275 - 9400GT - 7600GT
Storage Samsung 750GB HDD
Display(s) Samsung 21.6' 2253LW
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) None
Power Supply TT 750watt - Coolermaster Real Power Pro 1000watt
Software Windows XP - Windows 7 - what else should I put here?
Benchmark Scores Too many to list :P
Nice work, from my experience if you had better RAM you will get higher CPU MHz. My RAM did 953MHz 7-7-6-18 SP 32M before :) on stock 1.65v.

Also try and get higher uncore MHz.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Nice work, from my experience if you had better RAM you will get higher CPU MHz. My RAM did 953MHz 7-7-6-18 SP 32M before :) on stock 1.65v.

Also try and get higher uncore MHz.
might sound silly, I've had i7 for a year already but I never really benched much. So now that I actually spent like an hour tweaking and benching, I achieved about 100 Mhz over what I had before. But 100 MHz at such high clocks is impressive, so as I now learned new things, I'll start tweaking the uncore and stuff like that. I plan on getting some better RAM down the line. Looking at Dominaotr GT's.
 
Joined
Jul 2, 2008
Messages
3,593 (0.97/day)
Likes
540
Location
California
After updating my bios, and reset it to default. I were too lazy to set back the settings for my OC, and I have been running default for over a month now.
I realized, there's no need to OC, it's already too fast at default :laugh:.
 

4x4n

Xtreme Refugee
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
530 (0.15/day)
Likes
818
Location
Seattle
Processor 2700X
Motherboard Asus Prime X470-Pro
Cooling Custom water
Memory 2x8gb Gskill Trident Z
Video Card(s) GTX 750 Ti
Storage Samsung 960 Evo
Display(s) Asus 24"
Case Fractal Design Arc XL
Power Supply Seasonic 650
Hey CP, if you need to run the ram on the 2:6 divider, try running 6-6-6-20 and uncore at 18x. Might give you better times. I think I might see what I can get out of the latest 920 I have this weekend. It's been crunching at 4.0 with just over 1.2v. Might be pretty good.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2007
Messages
28,599 (7.30/day)
Likes
12,631
Location
Miami, Florida
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Motherboard ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC)
Cooling EK Water blocks P280 Water Cooling Kit
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS)// OCZ Vertex 4 128GB // WD Black 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 40" LED 4K TV
Case Corsair Obsidian 900D
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 120-G2
Software Windows 10 64 Bit Home Edition
Benchmark Scores Real man crunch for TPU! :)
Hey CP, if you need to run the ram on the 2:6 divider, try running 6-6-6-20 and uncore at 18x. Might give you better times. I think I might see what I can get out of the latest 920 I have this weekend. It's been crunching at 4.0 with just over 1.2v. Might be pretty good.
This ram is not great bro, I tried running 8-8-8-24 once and wasn't too stable. already feeding it 1.7v. maybe needs some more voltage.

Thanks for the suggestion though! :toast:
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 15, 2009
Messages
353 (0.10/day)
Likes
30
Location
Western Mass
System Name My i7 Build
Processor Intel Core i7 920 @4.2
Motherboard EVGA CLassified E760
Cooling [Lapped & Washer Modded] Thermalright Ultra-120 w/ 2 Ultra KAze 3000 RPM Fans
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2000Mhz 8-9-8-21 1T
Video Card(s) Sapphire 5870 Flashed with ASUS BIOS
Storage Patroit Torqx 128gb SSD & 2-Samsung 1Tb 72k
Display(s) ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1200p LCD
Case Thermaltake Armor+ Full AtX
Audio Device(s) EVGA onboard sound
Power Supply Thermaltake 1200W ToughPower
Software Windows 7 Ultimate Sig Edition
Benchmark Scores Vantage 19492 3dmark06 23450 Super Pi: 9.906s for 1M
Nice clocks CP, I am liking the wPrime time.
 

Binge

Overclocking Surrealism
Joined
Sep 15, 2008
Messages
6,979 (1.93/day)
Likes
1,735
Location
PA, USA
System Name Molly
Processor i5 3570K
Motherboard Z77 ASRock
Cooling CooliT Eco
Memory 2x4GB Mushkin Redline Ridgebacks
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 680
Case Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced
Power Supply Corsair HX-1000
To all the people who didn't believe me when I said there was no plan in the i9 road-map for non-extreme edition 6 cores, eat my shorts!

Source: Gulftown officially staying an i7
 
Top