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Default i7 940 - Breaking The 4Ghz Barrier - 05-07-2013, 16:04 | posts: 29 | Location: Indiana

I recently upgraded to a buddys old EVGA x58 setup that has 6 gigs of corsair 1333 ram and an i7 940. I want to OC this guy, but my extent of OC'ing has been my old Q6600 rig. Can the 940 hit the 4Ghz barrier? Also, what cooler would be good for this setup (Keep in mind I have a Lanboy Air case). And what settings should I change/use to hit this barrier?
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 16:51 | posts: 4,465 | Location: Washington DC

Is it a C0 chip or a D0 chip?
   
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Is it a C0 chip or a D0 chip?
This. D0, easy, C0, good luck.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 19:24 | posts: 29 | Location: Indiana

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This. D0, easy, C0, good luck.
It is C0/C1
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 19:33 | posts: 4,465 | Location: Washington DC

Like BLEH! said, good luck. A friend of mine just upgraded his computer with the new i7 and gave me his old D0 920 chip to replace my C0 chip. My C0 920 was only able to get to 3.6 while being completely stable. And this was on water cooling.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 19:37 | posts: 29 | Location: Indiana

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Like BLEH! said, good luck. A friend of mine just upgraded his computer with the new i7 and gave me his old D0 920 chip to replace my C0 chip. My C0 920 was only able to get to 3.6 while being completely stable. And this was on water cooling.
I know he said this one has been up to 3.7 stable no problems on his Nocta cooler. Would it be better to not even worry with OC'ing this or do I have room since it is still stock? Also, what is the main difference between C0/C1 and D0 stepping?
   
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I know he said this one has been up to 3.7 stable no problems on his Nocta cooler. Would it be better to not even worry with OC'ing this or do I have room since it is still stock? Also, what is the main difference between C0/C1 and D0 stepping?
Refined design so that it uses less voltage/power and makes less heat. My old 950 was a D0, could just about hit 4.4 on air with that @ 1.45 V. My current westmere chip (think 980X), can just about manage 4.6 at the same voltage. A D0, you might be lucky to hit 3.6-3.8 at the same level.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 20:29 | posts: 4,465 | Location: Washington DC

You could still overclock it. Just don't expect miracles.
   
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Default 05-07-2013, 23:03 | posts: 9,020 | Location: United kingdom

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I know he said this one has been up to 3.7 stable no problems on his Nocta cooler. Would it be better to not even worry with OC'ing this or do I have room since it is still stock? Also, what is the main difference between C0/C1 and D0 stepping?
C0 steppings you will be lucky to get 3.8 fully stable, avoid them nowadays.
D0 steppings are much better and will/should get you a fully stable oc at 4ghz with all settings in the bios on auto..nice and easy.

Start tweaking the bios and you should be able to go higher!
   
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Also turn hyperthreading off, that should give you more headroom and allow for less voltage. I've never personally seen any use for it, shaves 10C off temperatures and about 0.05 V off core voltage needed.
   
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Default 05-08-2013, 03:14 | posts: 29 | Location: Indiana

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Also turn hyperthreading off, that should give you more headroom and allow for less voltage. I've never personally seen any use for it, shaves 10C off temperatures and about 0.05 V off core voltage needed.
So what is the C1 for?
   
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So what is the C1 for?
Slightly better than a c0 but not as good as the d0.
   
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So the C0/C1 is better than normal C0 though?
   
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I have a I7 920 c0/c1 stepping, overclocks to 4.0Ghz with no issues. Was running like this since I bought the chip, using a Thermalright Ultra 120 Xtreme cooler with 2 fans in push/pull configuration.
   
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I have a I7 920 c0/c1 stepping, overclocks to 4.0Ghz with no issues. Was running like this since I bought the chip, using a Thermalright Ultra 120 Xtreme cooler with 2 fans in push/pull configuration.
There is no way a c0 will be stable at 4ghz. Show me proof please of either
Linx (20 passes max memory)
Occt(linpack)- 1hr
4 hrs of Prime 95.
Intel Burn test ( 20 passes max memory)

I guarantee that your c0 will fail these stability tests in seconds not minutes! It will not even make one pass which takes around 5 minutes on max memory.

Just because you can oc a cpu to 4ghz does not mean its stable.
I can oc my cpu to 5ghz but there is no way it would be stable even if it booted into windows.

Saying that however it is a 940 so you may be in luck because of the cpu clocks starting point but i still doubt it.

As you can see from this thread its difficult to get a 940 to 4ghz and stable.
http://www.overclock.net/t/946426/overclocking-i7-940

@Punisher what is the batch number on the cpu? You can find it on the top and on the original box that it came in.

Personally i wouldnt bother with a 940 or 950. Get a 920 or 930 d0 and you will get 4ghz easy with all settings on auto. Forget c0/c1 chips as there crap. Good in 2008/9 not very good at all in 2013, Also you may be buying a cpu that may bottleneck you cards if you go sli.....Beware!

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Default 05-08-2013, 13:17 | posts: 284 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa

I was 100% stable, I no longer have the 920 in my machine, running a 990x now. I ran all the stability test and the cpu passed, maybe I was lucky. I ran prime overnight, plus all the other tests.

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Default 05-08-2013, 14:20 | posts: 413 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

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There is no way a c0 will be stable at 4ghz. Show me proof please of either
Linx (20 passes max memory)
Occt(linpack)- 1hr
4 hrs of Prime 95.
Intel Burn test ( 20 passes max memory)

I guarantee that your c0 will fail these stability tests in seconds not minutes! It will not even make one pass which takes around 5 minutes on max memory.

Just because you can oc a cpu to 4ghz does not mean its stable.
I can oc my cpu to 5ghz but there is no way it would be stable even if it booted into windows.

Saying that however it is a 940 so you may be in luck because of the cpu clocks starting point but i still doubt it.

As you can see from this thread its difficult to get a 940 to 4ghz and stable.
http://www.overclock.net/t/946426/overclocking-i7-940

@Punisher what is the batch number on the cpu? You can find it on the top and on the original box that it came in.

Personally i wouldnt bother with a 940 or 950. Get a 920 or 930 d0 and you will get 4ghz easy with all settings on auto. Forget c0/c1 chips as there crap. Good in 2008/9 not very good at all in 2013, Also you may be buying a cpu that may bottleneck you cards if you go sli.....Beware!

I don't think so, because I have i7-920 C0 capable of running @ 4.095GHz (21x 195) fully stressed 24/7 with HT enabled. I've tested it with Prime95 and Linx for 3 days non-stop 24h/day without any single problem, that rig is operative from 21st February 2013 as a main gaming rig of my oldest son: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1915126&type=3 ...but I didn't uploaded yet all pictures of that rig, I will do that in next week or two.
Main thing about i7-920 C0 overclocking beyond 4GHz is how lucky you are to get a good OC capable chip (and of course how OC capable is MB you are using paired with that CPU), but also good CPU cooling counts too.
Here are the main info about that rig, that i7-920 C0 is currently runing @ 4.01GHz (21x 191) mostly because while gaming there in is no point to run it @ 4.095GHz with GPU like GTX 660 (at stock GPU/mem frequencies).

CPU: i7-920 C0 @ 4.01GHz (21x 191) HT enabled, Vcore is I think: 1.375V, I'll check batch number later because curently I'm at work
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If more info, data or screenshots is needed I'll provide them tonight when I get back from work.
   
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Personally i wouldnt bother with a 940 or 950. Get a 920 or 930 d0 and you will get 4ghz easy with all settings on auto. Forget c0/c1 chips as there crap. Good in 2008/9 not very good at all in 2013, Also you may be buying a cpu that may bottleneck you cards if you go sli.....Beware!
But I agree with you about i7-920/930 D0, most of them OC easy to 4GHz and even more with descent MB and CPU cooler better than Intel stock 1366 BOX CPU cooler. I guess I was just lucky enough to get extremely good i7-920 C0 speciment.
   
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I was 100% stable, I no longer have the 920 in my machine, running a 990x now. I ran all the stability test and the cpu passed, maybe I was lucky. I ran prime overnight, plus all the other tests.
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But I agree with you about i7-920/930 D0, most of them OC easy to 4GHz and even more with descent MB and CPU cooler better than Intel stock 1366 BOX CPU cooler. I guess I was just lucky enough to get extremely good i7-920 C0 speciment.
I guess your lucky as i only ever heard of 2 others that were stable that hit 4ghz out of many forums.

But with regards to the OP the fact still stands that most c0/c1 chips are not very good and should be avoided especially when buying in 2013.
   
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I guess your lucky as i only ever heard of 2 others that were stable that hit 4ghz out of many forums.

But with regards to the OP the fact still stands that most c0/c1 chips are not very good and should be avoided especially when buying in 2013.
Meh, I bought the setup for $200 and sold my old Q6600 rig for $400. So I got an upgrade and made $200 bucks...win win for me I say!
   
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To the OP... From my experience with many i7-920 C0 and i7-930 C0 I think you have a good chance to hit 3.6GHz with yours i7-940 C0/C1 with little add to the Vcore no matter how good or bad that CPU is. But for above 3.4GHz if I was on your place I would use some better CPU cooler than stock Intel BOX cooler for LGA1366. Above 3.6GHz is realy a matter of how good that CPU is for OC, just take it easy and do a lot of tests and experiments with Vcore with every 100MHz you manage to squeeze from that CPU. Also maintain good airflow in the case and try to maintain CPU temperature below 75 Celsius when it is full stressed, use Prime95 with HT enabled, I preferr to keep mine i7-920 C0 under 65C when it full stressed when HT is enabled @ 4.01GHz. If you don't care about HT turn it off in BIOS and you can get lower stabile Vcore and probably 100MHz to 150MHz more to the final OC speed.
Here are few links that can be helpful to you to get some facts about i7-9xx overclock, they were very helpful for me backthen few years ago when I started to OC first samples of i7-920 C0 for some customers and few months ago when I OC'ed that i7-920 C0 for the rig of my kid:

http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/gu...-930-to-4-0ghz

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_i7_920_overclocking

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...ocking_11.html

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...rclock-degrees

...and search for GigaByte's: Core i7 920 oc 4G 2008.12.12_(ENG).pdf ...somewhere on the internet.

Good luck with OC

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I guess your lucky as i only ever heard of 2 others that were stable that hit 4ghz out of many forums.

But with regards to the OP the fact still stands that most c0/c1 chips are not very good and should be avoided especially when buying in 2013.

There are three of us out there with i7-920 C0 @ 4GHz
http://star.ap.teacup.com/pii-no-pc/178.html (bottom of the page, NAME: JOKER)
I'm still at work so I'm not 100% sure but if I remember well mine i7-920 C0 is the same batch (3838A672) like that i7-920 from that guy JOKER on link above and he is also using 1.375V for Vcore (but I will check Vcore of mine i7-920 C0 when I get back from work just to be 100% sure). Coincidence or just pure luck, who knows...
Backthen I've found a lot of guys with C0 i7-920/930/940 running them over 4GHz but almost all of them were using huge aftermarket coolers or liquid cooling and many of these guys were using Vcore in range from 1.39xxV to 1.4xxV.
   
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To the OP... From my experience with many i7-920 C0 and i7-930 C0 I think you have a good chance to hit 3.6GHz with yours i7-940 C0/C1 with little add to the Vcore no matter how good or bad that CPU is. But for above 3.4GHz if I was on your place I would use some better CPU cooler than stock Intel BOX cooler for LGA1366. Above 3.6GHz is realy a matter of how good that CPU is for OC, just take it easy and do a lot of tests and experiments with Vcore with every 100MHz you manage to squeeze from that CPU. Also maintain good airflow in the case and try to maintain CPU temperature below 75 Celsius when it is full stressed, use Prime95 with HT enabled, I preferr to keep mine i7-920 C0 under 65C when it full stressed when HT is enabled @ 4.01GHz. If you don't care about HT turn it off in BIOS and you can get lower stabile Vcore and probably 100MHz to 150MHz more to the final OC speed.
Here are few links that can be helpful to you to get some facts about i7-9xx overclock, they were very helpful for me backthen few years ago when I started to OC first samples of i7-920 C0 for some customers and few months ago when I OC'ed that i7-920 C0 for the rig of my kid:

http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/gu...-930-to-4-0ghz

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_i7_920_overclocking

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...ocking_11.html

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...rclock-degrees

...and search for GigaByte's: Core i7 920 oc 4G 2008.12.12_(ENG).pdf ...somewhere on the internet.

Good luck with OC
Thank you for your help! I actually just ordered a new cooler (stock temps are good, just warmer than I like ~40C) Here is what I ordered...any thoughts?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154011

Also, as for the whole 'good airflow' issue...I'm using an Antec Lanboy Air with 120mm Coolermaster Sickleflow Fans. 4 on the side panel and the 3 verticle, with 2 in the front and 1 in the back...got the airflow covered you think?
   
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Yeah its still a great deal what you got. I think now that you have got it you just need to oc it to where it is stable. If you go SLI in the future anything under 3.8-4ghz may bottleneck your 2nd card alittle.

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Yeah its still a great deal what you got. I think now that you have got it you just need to oc it to where it is stable. If you go SLI in the future anything under 3.8-4ghz may bottleneck your 2nd card alittle.

Just something to be aware about.
Yea I don't plan on it...right now I can get very high FPS on max settings on anything I play (DotA II, BL2, Bioshock, etc) so I'm not too worried. Just want to get that thing as high as I can to get as much as possible. What do you think about that cooler I am thinking about ordering?

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