Underclocking an i7-7820X: advice needed.

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Belfaborac, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. Belfaborac

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    So Ryzen 7XXX arrives tomorrow and it's time for a new system build. I intend to relegate my old machine to serve as a multimedia file server, which should require very little performance, and I could really use some advice on how low I can go clockwise and what kind of voltage I should use.

    The CPU is a delidded i7-7820X which I have been running at 4.8GHz and I'm thinking maybe 2GHz would be a good target. Trouble is, I have no idea what kind of voltage I should shoot for at 2GHz and could use some advice in order to cut down on the testing I will have to do.

    The reason I want to underclock it, rather than just leave it at stock/default, is simply that the machine will still reside beside me and I would prefer it if the AIO which is cooling it never, ever needs to speed up. A 2GHz max speed ought to sort that out I think.

    Any assistance or insights appreciated.

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