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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rtwjunkie, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. rtwjunkie

    rtwjunkie

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    I was one of those who had stayed on Core2 Quad till last week, thinking my QX9650 @ 3.5Ghz on a P5Q-Deluxe was fast enough. WOW!! I upgraded to the MB and cpu in my sig this wkd and all I can say is WTH was I thinking? Within 3 clicks I had the 1866 memory profile enabled and the 2600k overclocked to 4Ghz. All the work I used to to to try an overclock is a relic compared to what this new architecture and the UEFI can do! I only ran super-Pi as a benchmark so far (and shaved 4.4 seconds off my old 1M time) since reinstalling windows, but it just plain feels faster and snappier...and runs cooler as well! I only have to say...what was I thinking holding out so long?!
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    hehe, nice one. You can use your old rig as a server or something now.

    My 2700K runs at 4.7GHz 24/7 with all the power saving features turned off and it's blisteringly fast. :D
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I can't wait to upgrade but with all my money sucked up with bills it's going to be a long time yet.

    :(

    Well done on the new rig though.
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    Thanks qubit! I also didn't like the powersaving, with the power up and power down, and just decided that even keeping it overclocked fulltime I would use less energy than I was using with the older architecture. I'm happy! Once I get all my game links re-established I may go and see how much more I can safely OC it. I'm happy with 4Ghz right now though, as I have yet to see any of the 4 cores go above 45C...they are all idling at about 30.
    qubit says thanks.
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    I've already got a great server running, so my old MB and CPU are going to be the final two pieces of my HTPC in a nice wooden case. Kinda overpowered, yes, but I'm nostalgic....I don't want to completely part with that QX9650. I guess that's why I kept it so long.
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    Thanks InnocentCriminal! Youve got a great system still, I just got that itch and I finally had to scratch it. My son still has his Q9450, and he is very happy with it. I wish I had gotten him your 9550 though, bc the 9450 OC like a dog. :(

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