Thread: i7 950 @ 4Ghz
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Old 01-13-11, 12:51 PM   #15
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Default Re: i7 950 @ 4Ghz

Originally Posted by ViN86 View Post
I OC'd my 950 yesterday. I got it to 4GHz with minimal a minimal voltage increase. It's at 1.28V atm. I initially tried it with 1.35 and the temps were quite high but after backing off the voltage (and tweaking it to improve stability) the temps are 36 idle and 74 load.

I tried turning on Speedstep and Turbo, but that seems to require a decent voltage increase to keep it stable. As with most 950's, it seems they hit 4GHz easily, but require a decent amount of voltage to go beyond the 4GHz mark. But I don't think my current cooling solution is up to the task of the higher voltages. I may move to a Noctua in the near future, and I will consider using it then. But the chip is running well at 4GHz with decent temps and a low voltage, so I'm happy.
Also - if you disable Hyper threading you will knock off about 10 degrees load temp. There has been constant debate on whether it's actually worth running enabled or not. I keep going back and forth. Some games feel smoother with it on, others feel smoother with it off. I can run 4.2 Ghz without it linx / prime stable or 4.0Ghz with HT on linx/prime stable.

Might wanna play with it and see if you have a preference though.
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