Re: i7 920 @ 4.0ghz... Couple of questions
Ok. Since my last post I've cleaned the old thermal paste off my heatsink and CPU. You were right Slay, looked like there was too much on there. I then applied the stock Thermalright paste. Gonna stick with it until my TX2 arrives.
Then I took your advice Calc and lowered my memory timings to 8-8-8-24. Then lowered the multiplier to 19 and upped the bus speed to 211. I then started lowering my CPUs voltage and doing some stress tests along the way to make sure it was stable.
I managed to get the core voltage down to 1.258. Anything lower and I got the blue screen of death after a few mins of a Prime95 blend test.
So far, it's passed a standard Intel Burn Test and a 20 minute blend test on Prime95. Max temp during these tests: 78C. But the temps were usually early 70s.
I'm gonna be running more tests in Prime95 and LinX in the near future to see if it's fully stable. But it's looking good so far.
Might even OC to 4.2GHz sometime soon! Thanks again guys.
- Cooler Master HAF932
- Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.0ghz
- ASUS EAH5870 V2 @ 949/1335
- ASUS Rampage II Extreme
- 6GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3
- Windows 7 64bit