Anyone still overclocking a 5+ year old CPU without issue?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by styckx, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. H83

    H83 Ancient Guru

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    Nice, finally a thread where i can brag about my ancient hardware!:roll:

    Everyone, meet my Q9550, that i bought in 2009 if memory doens´t fail me, overclocked to 4.0Ghz (1,312V) from day one cooled by a Noctua U12P SE2. Still rocking like a true champ withou any problems. And i still can overclock it a little more but it´s not worth it.

    I´m really gonna miss this guy when i buy a new rig...
     
  2. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    Nice voltage on that overclock. I need 1.36v for 4Ghz on my Q9650.

    Excellent CPUs, I've just played all the way through Wolfenstein TNO and DOOM 2016 on mine. Both played without a hitch, capped at 60FPS for Wolfenstein and maxing out a GTX970 in DooM well above 100fps.

    Depends on the game of course but it does still surprise me sometimes.
     
  3. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad Master Guru

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    I did try lowering the RAM speed down to 1600mhz but it still wasn't stable.
    My motherboard is pretty good quality so I would hope it's not the VRM.
     
  4. alanm

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    Although it hasnt happened in your case, I'll bet stability tests like prime or OCCT, etc, quickens degradation potential more than anything else. I can imagine others running prime for 10 hours or more at every 100mhz bump to their OC.
     

  5. Guru01

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    Not quite 5 years, but almost there, 4.5GHz 1.315v [1.296-1.308]. I went up to 4.7GHz, started crashing and 4.8GHz doesn't go into Windows.
     
  6. PrMinisterGR

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    I am running my 2600k just fine. The voltage offset is +130mV in the bios, with no other voltages touched. It's rock solid.
     
  7. aaronne

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    4c/8t 3920xm at 4,2Ghz (0,856v/1.316v) from October 2012, not 5 year but I'm almost there ^_^ from a 12/24h unit use.

    Instead in the same time I've changed 3x 7970m died on this laptop (without overclock).
     
  8. TheDeeGee

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    Running my 4770K @ 4,5 GHz (1.18v) since June 2013.
     
  9. Athlonite

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    still running my FX8320 @ 4.2GHz no probs so far
     
  10. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Running a stresstest that long is not even needed, atleast not for Gaming.

    30 Minutes to an Hour of OCCT is enough.
     

  11. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Recently upped my 980X OC from 4 to 4.13 GHz, still rock solid stable at 1.25 V.
     
  12. Sempaii

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    This.!
    Fund the sweet spot to be 4.4@1.320v rockstable, an still runing. 4y+
     
  13. holystarlight

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    my i7-5960X in my server isn't quite 5 years old but It was bought when it hit the market(late 2014?), and its heavily overclocked 4.8ghz (voltage 1.38v) and it has been running consistently for 2+ years without being switched off for more than 5mins since its used in my server. and so far no degradation at all, hopefully it can hit the 5 year mark!
     
  14. Radical_53

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    My 2600k kept going strong for all the time that I had it, from 2011 up until recently.
    It never degraded, it has always worked flawlessly.
    The only reason I got something new was because the board died on me, again, and I couldn't get a matching replacement anymore.
    After trying a 4770k and a 4790k briefly I always went back to my trusty 2600k.
     
  15. TripleSiccs

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    I AM, no issues yet

    my I5-2500k is still running at 4.4 with zero issue's!! i was running it on water at first, then started using my own cooler invention, and have had zero issue's since
     

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    I know that very well. Being 'stable enough' (for me) isnt worth stress testing for extended periods. I would rather crash every hour than do some of the testing others do. Have seen some do up to 20 hours on P95, as if their lives depended on it. Ironic in that it may cause early degradation making things less stable for their target OC.
     
  17. fl2015

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    I think my 2600k has degraded over time as I need to aim for 1.36 volts for a stable 4.5 ghz where as when it was new that was 1.33v.

    Saying that it can actually achieve a rock solid stable 4.7 ghz at 1.39 volts with the manual voltage, with the offset voltage it's a different story though.

    I keep it at 4.4 ghz atm (was leaving it at 4.2 until recently). I'll be aiming to replace it either with coffee lake or ryzen 2.
     
  18. kapu

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    My i5 750 was running 4.0 @ 1.375v since i got it about 3 months after premiere so its like 7 years now or more . I sold it and it's still running on the same oc!.

    But it had great cooling ( Scythe Mugen 2) and normally it wasn't going above 70C.
     
  19. RealNC

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    I managed to push my 2500K to 4.7GHz. Previously, it wouldn't go above 4.2, and I didn't know why. Here's the crazy thing: I set "PLL overvoltage" to DISABLED. Then it worked.

    Wth? Normally I would expect that this must be enabled in order to push high clocks... That's just weird.

    CS:GO frame rates went from a 240FPS-550FPS (minimum-maximum) to 270-620 :pc1:

    None of the other games I tried benefited. 1440p with all graphics settings at high or ultra is still bottlenecked by the 980 Ti :banana:

    Keeping it at 4.2GHz for now. It's still plenty for me, at least with the games I currently play.
     
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  20. evolucion888

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    In my case, my 3770K is oced to 4.50GHz with a Vcore of 1.25, but lately it would be unstable with some CPU heavy tasks, so I bumped to 1.29V and that made it stable with no noticeable heat increase. My mobo and CPU are more than 5 years old, I suspect that this is more due to capacitor aging than anything else. Its a Gigabyte Z68-UD4-B3.
     

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