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stuck at 4.6 ghz i74930k

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hello all , been having a heck of a time getting my rig past 4.6. im at 1.352v idle and around 68 load. anyone have alot of experience with these chips? i understand the these chips dont really oc well but i can try right. In any case here are my specs:

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temps at load barely ever get above 68 even at load, but i noticed that during intense benching my voltage spikes to around 1.41, o i also do not have vdroop enabled.post-136291-0-36592300-1411813219_thumb.png

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Motherboard?

 

And you cannot assume a chip OC well because other did, not every chip is the same, so it could well be that this is your chip's limit.

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You deff are right im not really expecting much out of it, just trying to maybe hit 4.7 with lower voltage than 1.45. Motherboard x79 dark ,

 

I'd rather go for a low voltage and 4.0GHz than 4.7GHz on 1.4v.

The difference is negligible at best, and is not noticeable in games unless you play an mmorpg with 100+ characters on screen, then you may see a difference of 5fps~ if even that.

 

I know e-peen plays a role in this, but with that processor, it is really not needed to overclock further than 4.0Ghz if you ask me.

 

You should take into consideration of the lifespan of the processor as well.

Higher voltages and overclocks *usually* takes a toll on the processor, no matter how good it is cooled.

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I'd rather go for a low voltage and 4.0GHz than 4.7GHz on 1.4v.

The difference is negligible at best, and is not noticeable in games unless you play an mmorpg with 100+ characters on screen, then you may see a difference of 5fps~ if even that.

 

Then you may as well not overclock  :teehee:

 

 

 

You deff are right im not really expecting much out of it, just trying to maybe hit 4.7 with lower voltage than 1.45. Motherboard x79 dark ,

 

I know e-peen plays a role in this, but with that processor, it is really not needed to overclock further than 4.0Ghz if you ask me.

 

 

In gaming, the extra 2 cores don't actually do much.

A 4 core i7 @ 4.5GHz would be faster in most games than a 4.0GHz 6 core i7 since most games struggle to use 4 cores and 8 threads let alone 6 cores and 12 threads.

 

 

You should take into consideration of the lifespan of the processor as well.

Higher voltages and overclocks *usually* takes a toll on the processor, no matter how good it is cooled.

 

I agree, you should not be looking at 1.4v+ on the vcore, especially on 22nm.

I know 1.45v was safe on Sandy Bridge 32 nm but with 22nm you should aim for below 1.4v.

 

I would personally be happy with 4.6GHz at 1.352v, considering these 22 nm Ivy Bridge E's hit an OC ceiling quite quickly :)

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Thanks guys, my best voltage for 4.0 was i 1.24v or just under at load. Im going to try and tinker down the voltages a tad and stay at 4.6 as i said i know it can do 4.7 np but way to much juice. Kinda of happy i got the chip plan for i7

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To put it in perspective my 4960X only does 4.44 at 1.425v. 4.6 is pretty good for that chip and better than average. 

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I'd rather go for a low voltage and 4.0GHz than 4.7GHz on 1.4v.

The difference is negligible at best, and is not noticeable in games unless you play an mmorpg with 100+ characters on screen, then you may see a difference of 5fps~ if even that.

 

Then you may as well not overclock  :teehee:

 

Well, it is always at 4.0GHz rather than fluctuating between 3.4 and 3.9GHz if you overclock it to that level.

Agreed, you won't see much of a difference in real world performance, but you wouldn't see anything more if you would OC it to higher levels except in benchmarks.

So you have a 4.0GHz i7, that is just for e-peen really xD

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Thanks guys, my best voltage for 4.0 was i 1.24v or just under at load. Im going to try and tinker down the voltages a tad and stay at 4.6 as i said i know it can do 4.7 np but way to much juice. Kinda of happy i got the chip plan for i7

 

If you have your lowest voltages of 4.6GHz, could you check what the lowest you can get on 4.5GHz?

I know some chips need an insane amount of voltage if pushed to a certain threshold, maybe it is viable in this case as well?

 

Example (hypothetically), an i5 can overclock to 3.9GHZ on 1.25v, but needs 1.35v to get to 4.0GHz, if this is the same case as with your processor (from 4.5 to 4.6) then it could save you quite some heat and voltages in the end and could preserve the lifespan of the processor. 

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I would go for the 1.32v and 4.5GHz.

The 1.399v is not worth the 0.2GHz and you really won't see any gains from it except the temprature lol.

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