Clock: 4750ghz 125x38
Voltage: 1.42 (in bios)
Screenshot LINK: http://i.imgur.com/gQab4.jpg
Valid CPU-Z link: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2251300
had some issues with freezing so decided to to another IBT (as you can see i did it on maximum this time WOOP)
i7-6700K | Z170 Class. K | 16GB DDR4-3200 | GTX-980ti | Samsung 950 Pro RAID0 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | Lian Li PC-07S
Dell U3415w | Ducky DSX | Zowie ZA11 | Xonar Essence One | Tannoy Reveal 402
Using the CPU strap is absolutely fine on SB-E since there is an independent clock generator for the PCIe lanes and PCH.
Somebody help me out here: I've been looking for the past half hour trying to find a definitive answer on what voltage and speed I can safely overclock the 950 to and I can't seem to find a consensus...
The most common I can find is 1.45v and 4.5GHz, but I'm not sure I wanna go that high, I'd be fine with 4.0GHz.
The x58 Extreme3 has preconfigured values in the BIOS, but I tried to use the 3.6GHz setting and my PC went into a reboot loop.
I found this guide and plan on trying it tonight, but I wanted to see what you guys thought in the meantime. I also just found this review of the Hyper 212+, they used my CPU at 4GHz, but the temps seem pretty high (averages ranging from 65C to 80C =/).
I believe 1.4v on air is when you start pushing up pretty high, 1.42-1.44 is really high for air cooling, and beyond that it's optimal to have liquid cooling or the like.
This is what I learned through watching Timetolivecustoms' videos where he has tested air coolers on an i7-950, with 1.4v, 1.42v, and 1.44v, I believe. I can't remember the clock speeds, though.
I messed with it for about an hour last night - to no avail. No matter what settings I use, after I save and exit the BIOS it goes into a infinite boot loop... Won't even show me the screen to boot to the BIOS, it just starts, fans start spinning, then restarts, over and over. I have to flip the switch on the PSU to get back into the BIOS and set it to normal clock speed.
i7 2600k 4.85ghz at best, my sig has what I usually run it at although it's tuned down a little now the summer heat has finally hit.
i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz 1.35V || Asus Z97 Hero VII || EVGA GTX 980 Sli (x2) 1455Mhz || 32GB Corsair Vengence 2133mhz || 128GB+500GB(x3) SSD (PRO/EVO) || 2TB+4TB WD Blacks || Corsair HX-850W || Custom Water Cooling - xspc ex140 w/ noctua NF-A14 - xspc rx360 - xspc photon 270 w/ D5 - primochill acrylic tubing & ghost fittings -
Corsair 900D || ASUS ROG Swift || Roccat Ryos MK Pro || Logitech G502 || BitFenix Recon Fan Controller || HTC Vive
Summer heat. Heh. Heh.