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i7 970 Overclock

Postby misterambient » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Just overclocked my i7 970 to 4 Ghz to be able to handle more instances real time. The overclocking went very well, after a lot of reading. Nebula loves it! Almost no need to render anymore in 44.1 kHz projects (~120 midi tracks), DSP buffer 2048, prog rate 1.0 ms, asio buffer 512, with lots of vst's and other plugins: it maxes out on 50 Nebula's (Reverb only, no compressors).

After going from 3.2 Ghz to 4.0 Ghz it could handle 12 more instances. :twisted:
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby Ronnieg » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:17 am


After going from 3.2 Ghz to 4.0 Ghz it could handle 12 more instances(Reverb only, no compressors).



Lol like you need another 12 reverbs to go with the other 38!! :roll: :D

Just joking ....

I find the Asio max's out before the CPU. I have to step back to 1024 in the soundcard driver. i7 2600k @ stock speed
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby Definity » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:36 am

i just got a i7 3930 with 16gb of 16000 game meaning the ram runs at nealy 2Ghz! with a buffer of 4096 i can get upwards of 85 nebula reverbs its nuts!!
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby RJHollins » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:10 am

Definity wrote:i just got a i7 3930 with 16gb of 16000 game meaning the ram runs at nealy 2Ghz! with a buffer of 4096 i can get upwards of 85 nebula reverbs its nuts!!


OK ... you "Definity" need to post more about your
system and the components ......... please :)

Thanks for any details you care to share!

Sincerely.
i7-5820k, MSI X99A Plus, 16 GIG Ram, Noctua NH-D14, Win-7 Pro [64-bit], Reaper-64

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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby Definity » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:20 am

RJHollins wrote:
Definity wrote:i just got a i7 3930 with 16gb of 16000 game meaning the ram runs at nealy 2Ghz! with a buffer of 4096 i can get upwards of 85 nebula reverbs its nuts!!


OK ... you "Definity" need to post more about your
system and the components ......... please :)

Thanks for any details you care to share!

Sincerely.


My Processor http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... ubcat=1672

i just realised they no have PC 20000 in stock 2600MHz! i want!

my RAM http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =8&subcat=

My SSD (main drive) http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-revodr ... s-ssd.html

And also im ysing CUDA on this gfx card http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/ZO ... cid=133635
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby misterambient » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:06 pm

Ronnieg wrote:

After going from 3.2 Ghz to 4.0 Ghz it could handle 12 more instances(Reverb only, no compressors).



Lol like you need another 12 reverbs to go with the other 38!! :roll: :D

Just joking ....

I find the Asio max's out before the CPU. I have to step back to 1024 in the soundcard driver. i7 2600k @ stock speed


Haha I meant the Nebula version. I only use 3 or 4 types of reverb (sends).

One cannot have enough instances imo.
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby misterambient » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:31 pm

Definity wrote:i just got a i7 3930 with 16gb of 16000 game meaning the ram runs at nealy 2Ghz! with a buffer of 4096 i can get upwards of 85 nebula reverbs its nuts!!


Cool! Good choice 16 Gigs of ram, at times I am maxing out my 12 Gigs @ 1600 mHz. Powerful processor too - you should OC it! :twisted: With a buffer of 4096 and 2.0 program rate my i7 970 @ 4.0 Ghz can get 100 instances and upwards lol, but I need the 2048 because I am working with midi a lot, and don't wanna render if possible, I find it to be a workflow breaker. Program rate @ 1.0 is snappier and more ''clamping''.

Only problem now is the src with 96Khz libraries, working in 44.1 Khz. I do my mastering in 96 Khz, but to be able to have a mixing workflow without rendering @ 96 Khz with 2048 buffer and like 60/80 instances in big projects I'd need a 6 core of 8 to 10 Ghz lol. For now, 4 Ghz is a good start.
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Re: i7 970 Overclock

Postby Definity » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:34 pm

misterambient wrote:
Definity wrote:i just got a i7 3930 with 16gb of 16000 game meaning the ram runs at nealy 2Ghz! with a buffer of 4096 i can get upwards of 85 nebula reverbs its nuts!!


Cool! Good choice 16 Gigs of ram, at times I am maxing out my 12 Gigs @ 1600 mHz. Powerful processor too - you should OC it! :twisted: With a buffer of 4096 and 2.0 program rate my i7 970 @ 4.0 Ghz can get 100 instances and upwards lol, but I need the 2048 because I am working with midi a lot, and don't wanna render if possible, I find it to be a workflow breaker. Program rate @ 1.0 is snappier and more ''clamping''.

Only problem now is the src with 96Khz libraries, working in 44.1 Khz. I do my mastering in 96 Khz, but to be able to have a mixing workflow without rendering @ 96 Khz with 2048 buffer and like 60/80 instances in big projects I'd need a 6 core of 8 to 10 Ghz lol. For now, 4 Ghz is a good start.

Sweet, yeah i havent really maxed mine out yet bit scared to atm since it is new but i might one day
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