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Intel Processors Overclock Database

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gwai lo    0

Here's a larger, more comprehensive online database: http://www.cpuoverclockers.com/

Seemed like we could use one of these, stealing the basic format from other overclocking databases because they work. ;) Gives users an idea of what to expect or about where everyone else's chips are.

Please list:

Processor

Stepping

Week and code (found on retail box and processor, formatted as LXXXAXXX with LXXX being week and AXXX being code) (optional)

Vcore (idle CPU-Z)

Method of cooling and make and model of cooler

Make and model of motherboard with BIOS version

OS version

RAM brand, model number, frequency (actual not effective), and latencies

All submissions must include a CPU-Z or CPUID picture or a CPU-Z validation link.

All submissions must be 8+ hours Prime95 or Orthos stable, included picture would be nice if not we'll trust you. :)

I also want to add a section for motherboards here to help shed light on what motherboards are doing what kind of front side buses. The best method of doing this is pretty much just dropping the processor multiplier and pushing the front side bus as far as the system will stay stable.

Please indicate whether or not your submission accurately portrays the maximum FSB reached by your motherboard, if not we're going to assume your submission is for the processor section only

Please post:

Processor

FSB (actual not quad pumped)

Motherboard make and model (revision number if applicable)

BIOS version

Northbridge and/or Southbridge Cooling Method

Any mods

Same thing, with CPU-Z/CPUID, but we'll accept four hours of Prime or Orthos stable.

Any submissions without any of the listed information will not be included in database

Try to keep the thread clean of the "nice oc" and "what settings did you use" posts, use another method of communication.

Also, if you made an initial post but improved on that overclock later, go ahead and repost but link to your original post. You can make multiple submissions for processors and motherboards, such as overclocks for both an E6600 and E9450. However, if you change out the motherboard, but keep the chip I'm just going to change your submission for the chip. E.g. I post my E6400 + Abit IP35-E overclock, then change the board out to an IP35-Pro. The entry will be edited to just replace the motherboard.

I'll try to make updates as often as possible, but don't expect to have your submission show up three minutes after you post. ;)

..alright, let's see how this goes. :) Go ahead and PM me if anything needs to be cleared up or if I made a mistake somewhere that should be rectified.

Unconfirmed Stability Test

Stable/Claimed to be Stable

Updated 13 February 2009 @ 1557 EST

Results:

Processors:

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Motherboards:

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Edited by gwai lo

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Stock coolers actually seem to be fine for me lol. They're pretty quiet and keep it within safe temps, so why buy some other cooler? lol

I'm currently in the process of testing with a lower v-core to see if it works.

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CrashGordon    407
Stock coolers actually seem to be fine for me lol. They're pretty quiet and keep it within safe temps, so why buy some other cooler? lol

I'm currently in the process of testing with a lower v-core to see if it works.

My thinking exactly. That's how I got my temps down to 57-58c after 11+ hours of Orthos. It kept bouncing from one to the other every few seconds. Which to some are high, but still well in the "safe zone".

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gwai lo    0

Well I'll add it, but I just wanted to comment that it may not be the best demonstration of your setup. You're having the board auto overvolt to the overclocking and they *always* overvolt too much, software can't predict stability. Anyway, updated.

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I actually updated the bios to the F8F beta bios now, so that can be updated. I was actually kinda scared because the first bios flash didn't flash correctly so my motherboard basically didn't have a bios on it and when I turned my PC on, it said "searching hard disk for bios." I was really scared! I inserted the CD that came with the motherboard into the CD drive just to check if it would work and it reloaded the bios (thank God!). I then flashed it to the latest successfully (F8F) and I also set the v-core to 1.4 volts (instead of auto). This bios doesn't seem to have as horrible v-droop as the F7 because with the F7, I had it set to 1.4125 volts and CPU-Z was reporting 1.344 volts idle and less if under load (it would drop to 1.311 volts and crash, which is why I had it set to auto). Now, with this bios I have the v-core set at 1.4 volts in the bios and CPU-Z is reporting 1.36 volts idle and 1.344 volts under load. I am stress testing with orthos right now to see if its stable, so I'll update you on how it's doing. Also, is CPU-Z very reliable for reporting the v-core? The reason I ask is because in the bios it says that it's really 1.38 volts when I look at the monitoring, but CPU-Z says it's 1.36 volts idle.

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The Wolfdale stock cooler seems to be better than the ones provided before on the Conroe and before.

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gwai lo    0

I haven't heard of issues with vcore reporting really, but I could just be completely in the dark about the issue.

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Cool. Well, it's been stable for 45 minutes so far, but I'm gonna leave it running overnight just to be safe.

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CrashGordon    407

My bios says Vcore1.212, CPUz says 1.192. Go figure. I'm also testing my machine right now @1.192, going fine so far (a little over 1.5 hours). If all goes well overnight I'll post the results.

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How can you guys all run you Vcore at like 1.2 volts? What's the standard Vcore for those processors, because the motherboard detected mine as 1.325 volts and that's the minimum ammount of volts I can run it stably at with stock speeds even.

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gwai lo    0

The newer chips have lower VIDs and most boards will let you undervolt. Overclocking and overvolting is done because your processor is underbinned for its speed...and it works both ways. To run at stock, some times people drop the vcore.

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Motherboard and Processor lists have been updated as of 10:11PM June 19, 2008.

CHANGES: Added everyone to motherboard's page, added Obi Wong and Citrusleak to Processor's list. Fixed some formatting issues.

NOTES: If possible please only take a screenshot of the CPU-Z window that you want to post instead of a shot of the entire desktop. Makes it easier for gwai lo and I to update.

Refer to CrashGordon's post if there are any questions as to how your submission should be formatted. :)

Edited by -SHiFT-

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The following is how a submission into the database should be made.

It would be ideal if a 8hr+ ORTHOS or Prime95 screenshot was provided. But not mandatory for your submission to be entered into the database.

Processor Core2Duo E6550 @ 2.8GHz

Stepping B

Revision G0

Vcore 1.232v

Method of cooling and make and model of cooler Air, Stock

Make and model of motherboard with BIOS version Asus P5K-e 1013

OS version Vista Ultimate 32bit w/SP1

RAM brand, model number, frequency (actual not effective), and latencies G.Skill, F2-6400CL4-1GBHK, 400MHz, 4-4-3-5 2T @ 2.1v

It is perfectly stable running Orthos for 8 hours, I've had it at these speeds for around 2 months and just didn't save a screenshot of it at the time because I didn't ever think I'd need one. :p It's only a minor OC, and I haven't tried to push it any farther.

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+shift.    21

Another update, fixed Obi Wong's database entry. I had his cooling as "Stock" when it was supposed to be either Air or Water.

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CrashGordon    407

Ok, ran Orthos all night testing 1.192 Vcore. Stable, so at this OC it looks like that's as low as I can go. Temps look good at 37/57c (min/max). If someone can update my Vcore to the new value. Nothing else has changed as far as settings go, just the voltage.

Also on a side note, the easy way to get all three CPUz screens in one shot is to just open CPUz three times and set it on a different tab. :)

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+shift.    21

Updated as of June 20th, 2008 10:17AM PST

CHANGES: Updated CrashGordon's Vcore value.

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utdarkviper    0

Processor Q6600

Stepping B3

Vcore 1.2625

Method of cooling and make and model of cooler air - ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120

Make and model of motherboard with BIOS version ASUS P5K-E Wifi/AP BIOS 1012

OS version Vista Ultimate x64

RAM brand, model number, frequency (actual not effective), and latencies

G.Skill DDR2-800 F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ 334MHz 5-5-5-15

Note: have not tested stability with Orthos, but have played CoD4 for ~8hrs just fine :p

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Edited by utdarkviper

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Latest version as of June 20th, 2008 12:42PM

Updated with your info. :)

CHANGES: Modified motherboard database such that it is in descending order in terms of FSB. Will probably make it easier to make comparisons between processors.

Edited by -SHiFT-

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marc2003    11

can we have some clarification on the vcore entry? i assumed you'd want the value it's set to in the bios - while others are posting what cpu-z is showing in windows. and to confuse things even further, some people are posting their cpu-z value while running prime.......these values can vary wildly with vdroop.

for example with my entry i submitted 1.4625v - that's what i have set in the bios. when idling in windows cpu-z shows 1.40v. and you can see from my prime screenshot (on page 1), it's showing 1.36v under load. obviously in a database, saying my cpu can do 3.4ghz with 1.36v looks better than 1.4625. can the OP be updated with the vcore value (bios, windows idle or windows load) that everybody should use.

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I will ask gwai lo when he gets on. so we can determine a set of criteria for Vcore.

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CrashGordon    407
can we have some clarification on the vcore entry? i assumed you'd want the value it's set to in the bios - while others are posting what cpu-z is showing in windows. and to confuse things even further, some people are posting their cpu-z value while running prime.......these values can vary wildly with vdroop.

for example with my entry i submitted 1.4625v - that's what i have set in the bios. when idling in windows cpu-z shows 1.40v. and you can see from my prime screenshot (on page 1), it's showing 1.36v under load. obviously in a database, saying my cpu can do 3.4ghz with 1.36v looks better than 1.4625. can the OP be updated with the vcore value (bios, windows idle or windows load) that everybody should use.

I also thought about that too. My BIOS setting is 1.2125, but CPU-z reports it as 1.192 although it does not drop while running Orthos.

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utdarkviper    0

The value I posted is what is set in my BIOS, which I assumed was the standard.

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I think CPU-Z while not running orthos should be the standard, because I notice that even my bios says that my v-core isn't running as high as I have it set in the bios settings. It probably drops further when windows boots just like it drops when maxed out running prime 95 or orthos.

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Usually, Vcore is reported as the value in CPU-Z while the computer is at idle, as most motherboards have vdroop which would lower the voltage at load.

Again I will discuss this with gwai lo and adjust as neccessary. :)

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gwai lo    0
can we have some clarification on the vcore entry? i assumed you'd want the value it's set to in the bios - while others are posting what cpu-z is showing in windows. and to confuse things even further, some people are posting their cpu-z value while running prime.......these values can vary wildly with vdroop.

for example with my entry i submitted 1.4625v - that's what i have set in the bios. when idling in windows cpu-z shows 1.40v. and you can see from my prime screenshot (on page 1), it's showing 1.36v under load. obviously in a database, saying my cpu can do 3.4ghz with 1.36v looks better than 1.4625. can the OP be updated with the vcore value (bios, windows idle or windows load) that everybody should use.

Sorry, I guess I should've clarified...I kind of assumed everyone was doing the BIOS vcore because that's what I've been used to on other forums. So here it is and I'll update the first post:

Post the BIOS vcore, the sole reason being vdroop.

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There's the verdict! Haha...

Feel free to make another post in this thread with your BIOS Vcore...picture not necessarily required since you can't really post a screenshot of BIOS and taking a digital camera picture would be quite a bit of work for 4 numbers. :p

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