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help me decide oc or not RIVE +i7 3970x

RVxSpeed
Level 10
hello everyone,
first of all i am not an expert in overclocking.but,i do have basic knowledge.
i am running the rig in my signature below.
in bios i am just using xmp profile & turbo mode.
i know my cpu turbo freq is 4ghz.what i want to know in turbo mode there is no control over vcore & freq.if i manually set the freq to 4ghz with the lowest possible vcore.will my core temp fall down a bit if i set the freq to 4ghz constant?
i am now getting around 76 on full load.
please also kindly mention the minimum vcore that i can set to fully stable at 4ghz 24x7.
thanks in advance for replying.
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i
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BOLTS4BREKFAST wrote:
If you have HT off.. You're killing some of your cores. What type of thermal paste are you using? Try repasting your CPU. I recommended Tuniq TX-4 CPU paste.

i can assure u by disabling HT.all of my physical cores are active.HT are for virtual or logical core.the temp that i am getting right now is very much acceptable.
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i

BOLTS4BREKFAST
Level 12
You could try to go a little lower on the voltage.. It's different for each CPU. But I know that my 3960x did 4Ghz at 1.13v air cooled stressed @ 50 Celsius.
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BOLTS4BREKFAST wrote:
You could try to go a little lower on the voltage.. It's different for each CPU. But I know that my 3960x did 4Ghz at 1.13v air cooled stressed @ 50 Celsius.


i don't know.i tried to set manual voltage.for some reason in turbo mode my custom setting get override every single time.
Rampage IV Extreme(Red)/ i7 3970x / 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinium 1600 / Asus GTX 780 DCU II- OC SLI / Corsair AX 1200i / Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB /Intel 750 400 GB/ Cooler Master Cosmos II / Corsair H100i

BOLTS4BREKFAST
Level 12
Derp! I stand corrected! Thanks!
NZXT Phantom 820
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
NZXT HALE90v2 1200w PSU
Intel i7 3960X OC'd @ 4.7Ghz
Corsair H100i (Push/Pull)
MSI GAMING 4G GTX 980
16GB Corsair Dominator GT 2133Mhz
2 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
2 Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD's (RAID-0)
SoundBlaster Z PCIe Sound Card
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound
Sennheiser PC360 Headset
LG Blu-Ray Burner
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit