Guru3D.com Forums

Go Back   Guru3D.com Forums > Hardware > Processors and motherboards Intel
Processors and motherboards Intel Is that Core 2 or i7 giving you a hard time? Enter this forum, this is all about Intel baby.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
My little overclock experiment finally over.
Old
  (#1)
Parabola
Banned
 
Videocard: 82945G Express Chipset
Processor: Conroe E4500@2.4GHz-1.2V
Mainboard: Jetway 945GCM2S-A2
Memory: Hynix 1GB DDR2-667@369Mhz
Soundcard: Realtek ALC662
PSU: Generic 450W
Default My little overclock experiment finally over. - 11-21-2012, 07:46 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

Note to self: Never ever attempt overclocking on generic hardware

So a while back i decided to overclock just for the sake of it, fully knowing that i wouldn't get any worthwhile results.
What i didn't realize that i would also destabilize my computer

In the past month i have experienced random BSODs(not the ones that happen due to low Vcores), the VGA output shutting off randomly and the audio stuttering. Apart from that the PSUs been acting strange and the the computer refuses to power down automatically after shut down.

So finally decided to return to the default settings (200x11=2.2 GHz). Left the Vcore on 1.1V though, the cooler the better.

Now i'm just saving up for a new rig(planning to get a 3570K and an Asus board). Too bad i don't have any source of income myself

Lemme hear your overclocking experiences- especially the bad ones.
   
Reply With Quote
 
Old
  (#2)
Scerate
Maha Guru
 
Scerate's Avatar
 
Videocard: GTX 780Ti 1200/7000 1.1v
Processor: i7 3770k 4.5Ghz 1.2v
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Memory: 16GB Veng 1866 8-9-9-24
Soundcard: Soundblaster Zx
PSU: Corsair AX760i
Default 11-21-2012, 09:37 | posts: 962 | Location: Austria

i actually hadn't bad ones but the most annoying was where i got some QPI Bsods aka 124 Bsods with my 1366 Socket rig and it took almost 1 year to get the optimal value.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
BLEH!
Ancient Guru
 
BLEH!'s Avatar
 
Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 11-21-2012, 10:49 | posts: 4,606 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Always a good idea to have a good PSU when OCing. Had a few issues with my old C2D rig, struggled to get it much past 3.2 GHz (400 FSB). i7-950 was a breeze to OC, especially on my current board, although it did generate a LOT of heat. Current setup is heavenly, 4.5 GHz at max rated voltage
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
Parabola
Banned
 
Videocard: 82945G Express Chipset
Processor: Conroe E4500@2.4GHz-1.2V
Mainboard: Jetway 945GCM2S-A2
Memory: Hynix 1GB DDR2-667@369Mhz
Soundcard: Realtek ALC662
PSU: Generic 450W
Default 11-21-2012, 11:01 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLEH! View Post
Always a good idea to have a good PSU when OCing. Had a few issues with my old C2D rig, struggled to get it much past 3.2 GHz (400 FSB). i7-950 was a breeze to OC, especially on my current board, although it did generate a LOT of heat. Current setup is heavenly, 4.5 GHz at max rated voltage
Yup, gonna get a Corsair next time..
BTW, thats a xeon that you have, isn't it?
   
Reply With Quote
 
Old
  (#5)
BLEH!
Ancient Guru
 
BLEH!'s Avatar
 
Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 11-21-2012, 15:30 | posts: 4,606 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
Yup, gonna get a Corsair next time..
BTW, thats a xeon that you have, isn't it?
It is indeed. I went a bit mad and bought a stupidly expensive X58 board so I figured there was no point upgrading it. Took a gamble buying this CPU, figured it was basically a 980X, which it is, with support for ECC RAM, even has the unlocked multi and everything. All that for half the price as well. Still as fast as, if not faster than OCed SB and IB quad cores nowadays. The only sensible upgrade path NOW would be 3930K/X79 system but for the money the gains would really be too small to justify it. We still don't fully use PCIe 2.0 to full effect ATM, so I figure the extra bandwidth is wasted.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6)
lucidus
Ancient Guru
 
lucidus's Avatar
 
Videocard: 780
Processor: i7 920 3.7GHz
Mainboard: Asus P6T Deluxe
Memory: 6GB
Soundcard: Onboard
PSU: Corsair TX750
Default 11-21-2012, 20:25 | posts: 6,522 | Location: Dubai

My previous machine had an Athlon 64 3800+, a kick ass CPU for its time. The problem? I chose a really bad motherboard and I couldn't OC a megahertz Then there's the almighty PSU, I've lost a lot of equipment to bad power but I've learned from my mistakes and have this awesome rock solid stable machine since 2009

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scerate View Post
i actually hadn't bad ones but the most annoying was where i got some QPI Bsods aka 124 Bsods with my 1366 Socket rig and it took almost 1 year to get the optimal value.
Lol .. should've calibrated some more

Last edited by lucidus; 11-21-2012 at 20:28.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#7)
Parabola
Banned
 
Videocard: 82945G Express Chipset
Processor: Conroe E4500@2.4GHz-1.2V
Mainboard: Jetway 945GCM2S-A2
Memory: Hynix 1GB DDR2-667@369Mhz
Soundcard: Realtek ALC662
PSU: Generic 450W
Default 11-22-2012, 04:51 | posts: 282 | Location: Northern India

I am stuck btwn the 2500K and the 3570K.. Ppl say ivy bridge heats up more but then it also has a higher ipc so it shd outperform similiarly clocked sandys.. Would help in case i can't or decide not to oc..

Hey guys anybody knows the diff btwn z75 and z77 chipsets?
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#8)
Scerate
Maha Guru
 
Scerate's Avatar
 
Videocard: GTX 780Ti 1200/7000 1.1v
Processor: i7 3770k 4.5Ghz 1.2v
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Memory: 16GB Veng 1866 8-9-9-24
Soundcard: Soundblaster Zx
PSU: Corsair AX760i
Default 11-22-2012, 06:37 | posts: 962 | Location: Austria

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucidus View Post
Lol .. should've calibrated some more
I should have but was in Action after 1 year i finally fixed the problem with the most unusual thing i would expect .... lower the CPU PLL to 1.6 and up the QPI to 1.35685 or something like that, curious is that it was even 50x runs LinX and 48h Prime95 stable, but when i was playing some bandwidth intensive games like WoW or Battlefield3 it sometimes after 6h gone ..... brrrrrr 124 .....
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9)
lucidus
Ancient Guru
 
lucidus's Avatar
 
Videocard: 780
Processor: i7 920 3.7GHz
Mainboard: Asus P6T Deluxe
Memory: 6GB
Soundcard: Onboard
PSU: Corsair TX750
Default 11-22-2012, 07:56 | posts: 6,522 | Location: Dubai

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
I am stuck btwn the 2500K and the 3570K.. Ppl say ivy bridge heats up more but then it also has a higher ipc so it shd outperform similiarly clocked sandys.. Would help in case i can't or decide not to oc..
Get the cheaper one, both are very good CPUs. Ivy would be 15-20% faster I think but it won't matter much as you need a good GPU as well. Ivy's temperature problems show up only after you start fooling around with the voltage, it's no big deal.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#10)
Scerate
Maha Guru
 
Scerate's Avatar
 
Videocard: GTX 780Ti 1200/7000 1.1v
Processor: i7 3770k 4.5Ghz 1.2v
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Memory: 16GB Veng 1866 8-9-9-24
Soundcard: Soundblaster Zx
PSU: Corsair AX760i
Default 11-22-2012, 08:02 | posts: 962 | Location: Austria

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
I am stuck btwn the 2500K and the 3570K.. Ppl say ivy bridge heats up more but then it also has a higher ipc so it shd outperform similiarly clocked sandys.. Would help in case i can't or decide not to oc..

Hey guys anybody knows the diff btwn z75 and z77 chipsets?
i can vouch that (at least) my 3770k isn't very hot my first one was a pretty early release model tho i guess due to the fact i was getting 95 C at only 4.2Ghz with even undervolting and yeah i reseated my cooler several times but it never helped. My second on the other hand which i now use are golden or the newer revision, i max out at about 50-55 C when gaming a CPU intensive game with 4.4Ghz @ 1.17v and Stress Test don't go higher than 75 C

But both Processors are pretty good, like lucidus said go for the cheaper one in gaming you will not notice a difference the only thing the processors start to differ more are when doing some rendering, crunching and that stuff, benchmarking too of course.
   
Reply With Quote
 
Old
  (#11)
rogue221979
Master Guru
 
rogue221979's Avatar
 
Videocard: 5870x2
Processor: I7 920 C0 @ 3.6
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA X58 UD5
Memory: Corsair 6GB 1600mhz
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Corsair 750TX
Default 11-23-2012, 19:51 | posts: 478 | Location: Oxford maine

Quote:
Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
Note to self: Never ever attempt overclocking on generic hardware

So a while back i decided to overclock just for the sake of it, fully knowing that i wouldn't get any worthwhile results.
What i didn't realize that i would also destabilize my computer

In the past month i have experienced random BSODs(not the ones that happen due to low Vcores), the VGA output shutting off randomly and the audio stuttering. Apart from that the PSUs been acting strange and the the computer refuses to power down automatically after shut down.

So finally decided to return to the default settings (200x11=2.2 GHz). Left the Vcore on 1.1V though, the cooler the better.

Now i'm just saving up for a new rig(planning to get a 3570K and an Asus board). Too bad i don't have any source of income myself

Lemme hear your overclocking experiences- especially the bad ones.
If you can hold off until Haswell you might find better deals, as well as people with healthy spending habits ebaying off there still fairly new hardware, lol.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#12)
rogue221979
Master Guru
 
rogue221979's Avatar
 
Videocard: 5870x2
Processor: I7 920 C0 @ 3.6
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA X58 UD5
Memory: Corsair 6GB 1600mhz
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Corsair 750TX
Default 11-23-2012, 19:53 | posts: 478 | Location: Oxford maine

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLEH! View Post
It is indeed. I went a bit mad and bought a stupidly expensive X58 board so I figured there was no point upgrading it. Took a gamble buying this CPU, figured it was basically a 980X, which it is, with support for ECC RAM, even has the unlocked multi and everything. All that for half the price as well. Still as fast as, if not faster than OCed SB and IB quad cores nowadays. The only sensible upgrade path NOW would be 3930K/X79 system but for the money the gains would really be too small to justify it. We still don't fully use PCIe 2.0 to full effect ATM, so I figure the extra bandwidth is wasted.

Nice rig btw. 1333 still has plenty life in it. You proved that!

How's it push those trifired 7970s?
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#13)
BLEH!
Ancient Guru
 
BLEH!'s Avatar
 
Videocard: 2*7970 @ 1000/1500
Processor: "Core i9" @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79S-UP5
Memory: 16GB@1600MHz@9-9-9-24
Soundcard: Saffire Pro40/KRK Rokit 5
PSU: Enermax Revo 1500W
Default 11-24-2012, 11:10 | posts: 4,606 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rogue221979 View Post
Nice rig btw. 1333 still has plenty life in it. You proved that!

How's it push those trifired 7970s?
Not bad actually, still get decent scaling in 3DMark11 when going from 1 to 2 to 3 cards (8K --> 13K --> 17K roughly). It's not quite as good with the phyiscs as it could be but it runs everything I can throw at it, great for my audio work, probably great for photoshop, although i haven't tried that yet.
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
Copyright (c) 1995-2014, All Rights Reserved. The Guru of 3D, the Hardware Guru, and 3D Guru are trademarks owned by Hilbert Hagedoorn.