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

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

  1. storm-chaser

    storm-chaser New Member

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    I had my Phenom II 970 unlocked to a hexacore and overclocked to 4.0Ghz for close to seven years. Never missed a beat and that was with a hyper 212 air cooling.

    My Q9650 has been overclocked to 4.3Ghz and that is new so it doesn't quite count but I don't foresee any problems going forward.
     
  2. kens30

    kens30 Maha Guru

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    I have sold all my older PC's and GPU's except my sandy bridge rig.
    Core i7 2700k still on 4.7ghz with HT on 1.28v on a corsair H100 which is still running strong.
    Specs are
    Core i7 2700k
    Asus Z77 deluxe
    Corsair Vengeance 16gb ram 1600mhz
    Old ATI Radeon HD 4770.
    Samsung 840 pro 128gb
    1tb wd blue 7200rpm
    Win 10x64 pro 1809 using InSpectre disabled Meltdown and Spectre protection.
     
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  3. Sharoth

    Sharoth Master Guru

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    I have a 2600k in my wifes rig that is still strong @ 4.2ghz on air.. I ran it at 4.6ghz for about 2 years before I upgraded.
     
  4. DANIEL DOBROWOLSKI

    DANIEL DOBROWOLSKI New Member

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    I've got a 5960X that's been overclocked since that CPU launched. That's just under five years ago since that was a Q3 2014 launch. Its been running at 4.4GHz @ 1.30v since the first week of availability. I've got another one that I used on several reviews that runs at 4.5GHz @ 1.35v. It still works, but hasn't been run 24/7. It was only abused on the test bench.
     
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  5. Yakk

    Yakk Member Guru

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    I7 920 @ 4.2 ghz since launch and still going today.
     
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  6. angelgraves13

    angelgraves13 Maha Guru

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    5960X @ 4GHz (1.2v) with fully manual mode

    I can push it to 4.5 but it seems like it thermal throttles. 4.2 is better, but I get the best results with 4GHz.
     
  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Is the 5960x really five years old? wow time flies.
     
  8. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    6 years and my 4770K in my second PC in the living room is still going strong at 4.6GHz @ 1.3v

    under a 240mm AIO (Corsair H105) it only reaches around 63C after heavy gaming, its nothing too stressful its mainly used my the Mrs. for netflix more than anything. But I do do a little bit of couch gaming on it from time to time. Still feeds my GTX1080 no problem.
     
  9. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

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    7 years 2500k @ 4.5GHz, still going strong but no good for editing RAW files, still A+ for games.
     
  10. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    My 4930k still going strong at 4300 all 6 cores, cooled with corsair H110i never been run 24/7 only a fews daily
     

  11. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Decided to increase my clocks to 5 GHz, but doing it the way it was originally designed by Intel.

    That's offset voltage with no load line calibration, individual turbo per core and additional turbo voltage. When idle, the CPU sits at 1600 MHz 1.00 V, and I am seeing voltage in the 1.42 V range when higher turbos are fully engaged. Additionally, full load power usage is ~105 W with all C-states enabled.

    Of course, I am using custom water cooling to ensure CPU temperature remains in the 60 C range.

    [​IMG]

    Edit.

    Here's a great video explaining Intel VID specification, and why LLC is more trouble than it's worth. In addition, it should also answer the old 1.52 V max voltage question that has had people confused for years.

     
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  12. Volteron

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    Got an old 2600k on p8z68 deluxe with 4 dimms at 4.3ghz on a corsair h110, using it as steam machine lol.

    It can do 4.5ghz with 2 dimms easy.
     
  13. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Agree, i remember that my old Pentium D 955 have burned (even with flame lol) a lot motherboard, but it is still working at 4.2Ghz for it's end of life in the PC of a friend's son (with DDR3, nice for a CPU that started with DDR1 lol ).
    The CPU feeding line, become unstable with time, if you OC too much on long period, due to degradation of the comp.
    Also a problem can cause destruction of the CPU itself mean a shortcut of +12V on the +1.4V and your CPU delit itself without any tool (happened to me with AMD 64 at the glorious time).
    Anyway OC = out of the line, then don't expect the same reliability as normality, if you get it then it's just a bonus.
     
  14. topcat77

    topcat77 Master Guru

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    Still have a i7-975@4.4 still running since 2008ish. Wife uses it every day.
     
  15. Kool64

    Kool64 Member Guru

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    I have my sister my I7980 running at a modest 4.0 because I want to prevent issues just Incase because she lives 2 hours away.
     

  16. las

    las Master Guru

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    My old 3770K still runs 4.8 in a friends rig, no degradation whatsoever, same voltage, rock solid after aprox 7 years
     
  17. TyrantofJustice

    TyrantofJustice Ancient Guru

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    i have always had my 6700k at 4.9 and now my 8700k at 4.9 .... now my main board is a z390 asrock taichi stock bios i was able to hit this in the 1.29 range -1.32 upgrade to any newer version and its onlyb stable at 1.38 ... baffles the crap out of me. temp wise i am fine,, even in stress tests. I come very close but i just make it. Upgrading soon anyway and this will be my second (backup) pc.
     

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