I7 920 4ghz - ok 4 benchies but not playing games

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  1. crabman

    crabman Master Guru

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    HI Guys
    I have noticed its relatively easy to overclock to 4ghz with the i7 920 but I cant seem to play games with this overclock, all games eventually give me a bsod, I wanted to ask is this pretty common,
    did manage to encode a few films and no crashes, i imagine games are a little more demanding,be good to know if this has happened to other users,cheers in advance for any responses.
    regs
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    What are your voltages? What are your temps? What kind of cooling are you using?
     
  3. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Your oevrclock is unstable. Heat/voltage/other problems.

    Use Prime95, Intel Burn Test, LinX to test if your system is stable.

    No problems here with i7 920 @ 4,4GHz.
     
  4. crabman

    crabman Master Guru

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    hi


    hi
    my vcore is 1.22 idle temps are between 38-41c under load 53-56 , cooling i have corsair H50
    MY RAM IS SET at 8-8-8-24 1440mhz, 1.65v cpu 21x190, seem to be getting alot of bsod under windows 7,
    thought it might be the gpu drivers, tried 4 and the same happens whatever i use,
    I have noticed no problems under xp, been playing tonight as i have dual systems, still like xp, lots of quirks in windows 7 which can be resolved under xp,been running 21x140 and ram 10-10-10-24 1960mhz and its rock solid under xp,ran 3dmark06 and no crashes,
    maybe its windows 7, just glad i have xp on a partition and all seems good,not pushed the cpu yet.
    will running the ram at these settings put some heat through the cpu.noticed that on 1.1 vcore 3ghz=.temps are the same when i was running 1.22 @ 4ghz
    hope that helpsexplain what i have a little more,
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    Give the CPU a little more volts.. 1.25 - 1.27 and see if that helps.
     
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    Ditto that. My runs at 1.27v flawlessly.
     
  7. crabman

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    hi

    I will give that a go, would not boot this morning,even with a modest overclock,lots of bsod,
    cpu@ 3.15 ram at 1500mhz 10-10-10-24 kept crashing on me,when overclocking what the best things to turn off,what do i not need on in the bios,the most elementary changes,never had so much instability,
    beginning to think something is faulty with my rig.cheers ago for the tip.
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