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Thread: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria




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    Default Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    I Couldnt find a place which actually has this , hence starting a thread.

    What is the stability criteria when we over clock Core i7 CPUs?

    I Tried IntelBurn test 2.3 IntelBurnTest - The new stress-testing program - XtremeSystems Forums , 16 threads Maximum stress and it fails within 20 minutes!
    Where as Prime seems to run stable for 12 hrs with no issues.

    Am a little confused and would really like to use the best program to ensure stability when I overclock the system.

    Also please let me know your full over clocked settings if you passed at least 5 cycles of IntelBurn test 2.3 @ maximum stress level.
    Intel Core7 920. C0 stepping @ 3.2 GHz
    Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme (BIOS v.F8e)
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    PSU: Tagan 700 watts
    Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
    RAM: OCZ3P1600LV6G - 6GB Triple Channel - 1600 Mhz @ 7,7,7,21
    GPU:Zotac GTX275
    HDD:1TB Segate 7200.12 & 1TB WD caviar Black edition
    Os: 64bit Windows 7 , OSX Leopard 10.5.7 & Vista 32 Bit SP2
    Mon : Asus 26inch @ 1920 x 1200

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    Best thing to test stability, is to use daily your PC, use your daily softwares and play your games, this is the best I found. I passed IntelBurnTest 50 passes but I got a freeze in a game, I knew my OC wasn't 100% stable. I upped the vcore and no more freezing. This is my i7 Experience

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    50 passes is awesome... could you let me know your OC settings to get this result?
    Intel Core7 920. C0 stepping @ 3.2 GHz
    Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme (BIOS v.F8e)
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    PSU: Tagan 700 watts
    Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
    RAM: OCZ3P1600LV6G - 6GB Triple Channel - 1600 Mhz @ 7,7,7,21
    GPU:Zotac GTX275
    HDD:1TB Segate 7200.12 & 1TB WD caviar Black edition
    Os: 64bit Windows 7 , OSX Leopard 10.5.7 & Vista 32 Bit SP2
    Mon : Asus 26inch @ 1920 x 1200

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    Quote Originally Posted by nforce View Post
    50 passes is awesome... could you let me know your OC settings to get this result?
    Here is my current working OC settings 21x191:

    Click here

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    thanks , will try those settings... am guessing you have a D0?
    Intel Core7 920. C0 stepping @ 3.2 GHz
    Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme (BIOS v.F8e)
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    PSU: Tagan 700 watts
    Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
    RAM: OCZ3P1600LV6G - 6GB Triple Channel - 1600 Mhz @ 7,7,7,21
    GPU:Zotac GTX275
    HDD:1TB Segate 7200.12 & 1TB WD caviar Black edition
    Os: 64bit Windows 7 , OSX Leopard 10.5.7 & Vista 32 Bit SP2
    Mon : Asus 26inch @ 1920 x 1200

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    yes, i7 920 D0.

    I want to ask you about your GTX275, can it run all games maxed out at your 1920x1200 resolution?

    is the 896MB onboard ram is enough for this resolution?

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    Default Re: Core i7 - OC Stability criteria

    Yes most games play on 1920 x 1200 , at present am playing prototype , Grid , Fear 2 and Hawx at 1920 x 1200.

    I preffer 1680 x 1050 with all Graphics settings high though.
    Intel Core7 920. C0 stepping @ 3.2 GHz
    Gigabyte GA-X58-extreme (BIOS v.F8e)
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    PSU: Tagan 700 watts
    Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
    RAM: OCZ3P1600LV6G - 6GB Triple Channel - 1600 Mhz @ 7,7,7,21
    GPU:Zotac GTX275
    HDD:1TB Segate 7200.12 & 1TB WD caviar Black edition
    Os: 64bit Windows 7 , OSX Leopard 10.5.7 & Vista 32 Bit SP2
    Mon : Asus 26inch @ 1920 x 1200

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