Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trickson, Jan 23, 2009.
Understandable, but really I think you've been very lucky not having any major failures. When you think how intricate a CPU is (let alone one with four cores) I think its amazing that there aren't many more failures. Its very very rare for a chip to cause problems, and when they do its often because the user has been overclocking it beyond what it was intended to reach. Lets face it, few of us have any real in depth knowledge of our systems, and yet we push them beyond there limits routinely....
Good luck with the replacement, now if THAT one is dodgy then yeah, go ballistic, LOL
Edit : I'm childish
Yeah I hear you .
And I feel like this ^^^ .
Send the chip to me, I'd hit 3.6GHz no problems like my chip.
It will be at newegg Wednesday then I have to see what they do from there . I hope they give me a good Chip this time . I again am not looking forward to this but I have some hope that it will be a good stepping good running Smooth cool CPU .
yeah I maybe all jacked up and pissed off and I know that these things happen but they just never have happened to me before I have always had nothing but great luck with CPU's , RAM , Mobo's , HDD's , DVD/CD Rom's . Only Video cards and Power supply's have ever been some thing that has given me any problems in the 12 years I have been doing this .
So I guess that I have some hope and I have been a bit sower about this happening to me but I know that it is just a fluke and it will get sorted out soon .
But you have to admit when it does happen it really leaves a sower taste in your mouth , Every one gets upset and pissy when there shit fails no matter who you are you have felt or even now feel as I do because your stuff is crapping out on you not performing the way you thought it would or just not working out of the box . It is human nature .
I don't care what stepping my CPU's are. I think they all overclock the same, E0 or C1, I don't care. If I get 4GHz on water next week, I'll be happy and that's fast.
I just want one that will work first . any thing after that is just icing on the cake IMHO .
they dont all overclock the same but to each his own
still think you should have gone AMD trickson
Yeah I am starting to think this as well . I may just do it if the next CPU is the same I will get a refund and buy up a AMD Phenom II !
if you want some help picking out a mobo for it hit me up
I will if the CPU I get back is no better than the last one refund time and new build time as well !
Just look at this run and tell me I will see a better CPU than this . Please tell me this was nothing more than a fluke and that the next one I get will be far better than this one . I so need to know that this is going to be worth it .
well if you cant get the FSB up there on a lower multi for 4GHz you wont with water i thought the same when i got my E6400 then with my X3350 but the they both hit the same wall on this mobo so i was not sure on getting the E8500 but this chip gotten 5GHz but it needs to get cold and a FSB of 580 so it is the cpu and some steppings are better like the C0 vs E0 dont clock the same C0 need more volts for the same clocks the also the mobo plays a part also
so see if you mobo can take it to 570-571 X 6 if then cuz water lowers the temps it migtht help some but cpuz have there limets so when i get the money to get a phase im going to put all of my cpu's on it see what i can get out of them with -40 or so temps
this is way untweaked and run after all the other benchies i ran not to mention i was on FF before running it
its a X3350 but its just a xeon ver of the Q9450 24/7 clocks
Man the PII is killing me . But I have to ask what are my chances that this ASUS P5N-D mobo can not even handle the Q9550 ? I see that the Q6600 is just fine but is it the mobo or was it the CPU ? I am now so very confused .
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