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    I thought auto overclockers under estimated

    My mobo got's MSI's genie overclocker built in and from a couple of reviews i've read it said it never gave the cpu full oc potential. (make sense though as they don't want to break a chip).

    But i thought i'd try mine out any way to see what it's like.
    So pressed the button and booted up the pc and it was running at 4Ghz!

    Temp were ideling at 40c and which i didn't think as to bad but i can't seem to be able to stress test it. Downloaded the occt tool and it just stops running after about i second.

    Whilst on stock it runs fine with load temps about 40c (with the cpu turbo mode taking it up to 3ghz).

    so i'm not to sure if the 4ghz is stable but i was just amazed at the speed for an auto-overclocker

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    Re: I thought auto overclockers under estimated

    Funny, I literally just tried my auto overclocker on my MSI too.

    Mine just restarted constantly, it didn't seem to be able to find a stable setting. I reckon I'll just stick with the Intel Turbo Boost at the moment, that seems to get me to ~3.2GHz most of the time.

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    Re: I thought auto overclockers under estimated

    It is certainly not stable if you can't even get OCCT to run for more than a couple of seconds.

    Quite annoying thing with i7 overclocking that I found is you can boot at a certain voltage but to get it fully stable you need like 7-12 steps up from that voltage.

    The idle temperature also means nothing because it will be putting extra ~150W when you fully loaded the cores.
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    Re: I thought auto overclockers under estimated

    Go into the bios and check what voltages its putting through your RAM. I used to the auto overclock on the GD-65 and it put 1.7v through the RAM.
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    Re: I thought auto overclockers under estimated

    Do I remember correctly that RAM voltage problems only occur due to a big difference between the RAM voltage and the IMC voltage? so if you have the IMC up at 1.35v then you can actually up the RAM voltage fairly safely?
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