Go Back   TechArena Community > Hardware > Motherboard Processor & RAM
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

Motherboard Processor & RAM


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 106
Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X
  

It seems to me that my Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition needs at least 1,44 vcore in order to run stable @4.8ghz. It should be watercooler and temps are about 70C. Do you think that 1,44v is a bit high for running a computer 24/7? Looking for a good advice?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 168
Re: Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

AS far as I know that the safe voltage would be as same as the voltage which you can see in Sandy Bridge processors. But it can be little bit more since the name suggests that it is an Extreme Edition and silicom should be better. You can run this processor between 1.4-1.45v vcore voltage. So I think that you are pretty well with this value.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 147
Re: Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

I think that the 1.44v is a tad high. You are telling that you are running that system for 24/7. So if you want to get years out from the processor, better lower the voltage. But still I think that now you are fine with this voltage since you have watecooled system. However if you really looking forward to run the processor at 4.8 GHz, you could try offset voltage, C states, and Speedstep enabled. These things will help you to cut down on the time. My processor is at 5 GHz and running rock solid.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 172
Re: Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

Many are telling that 1.44V is bad but I donít think so. In my opinion I think that 1.47V should be fine. In my case once I had a 990x die at 1.56V after two months. It was folding 24/7. The problem was it was pretty hot and it didnít watercooled system. So it is hard to tell that whether it was the cause of temps or vcore.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 160
Re: Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

At idle the consumption of Intel i7-3960X with just 138W, 20W to take apart each find the other two CPUs. Bringing the frequency to 4 GHz, we remember that did not require an increase of the operating voltage for any CPU. We conclude that the efficiency of the Intel CPU, even with the model i7-3960X not only confirms what has been seen in performance. We have a good efficiency in relation to its excellent performance. The overclocking shows instead a very high consumption which implies the adoption of appropriate cooling system, but also to a power supply system very carefully made.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15-03-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 154
Re: Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X

As far as I know that the core i7-3960X as well as Core i7-3930K CPU does not need any kind of BCLK adjustments. These processors are very good at overclocking and can be easily overclocked. You just have to increase their clock frequency multiplier. Other than this these processors will also allow you to change the multiplier used for the system memory frequency. Due to this LGA 2011 systems may fall between DDR3-1067 in addition to DDR3-2666 with 266 MHz increment.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Hardware > Motherboard Processor & RAM
Tags: , , , , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Safe vcore for Core i7-3960X"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to know Stock VCore Voltage of Intel Core i5-750 klinsmann Motherboard Processor & RAM 2 14-07-2012 12:02 PM
Overclocking Intel Core i5-2500k using Multi LLC, VCore and Wattage. Tech^Geek Overclocking & Computer Modification 8 29-03-2012 11:59 AM
which is the best cooler for overclocking intel core i7 3960X/3930K Chenzira Overclocking & Computer Modification 8 29-12-2011 05:21 AM
Is LGA2011 Core i7-3960X worth buying? Sanju!Ekta Motherboard Processor & RAM 6 04-08-2011 11:20 PM
What is the maximum safe voltage for ddr3 in core i7? Apalachee Motherboard Processor & RAM 4 12-12-2010 11:16 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:44 AM.