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#51
Very interested in the relevance of your turbo settings. Are you understanding the changes or is it based on someone elses settings? That's really the only difference from my settings from what I can see.
 
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I see no difference with it it overvolted, just tweaked it as a safety measure. I figure it will not do any harm, and could help with an extra cushion on stability when turbo kicks in.
 
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#53
Looks like this 2500k is a winner,
5GHZ // 1.38Vcore // LLC L3 //PLL overvoltage enabled//
temps maxed around 71C before I opened the case then they dropped off around 6C lol.
Wait until you run LinX with the AVX extension (req SP1). I could do 5 GHz under 1.4v too in the low 70's but using AVX it shot up to over 85C after just a few passes.
 

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Wait until you run LinX with the AVX extension (req SP1). I could do 5 GHz under 1.4v too in the low 70's but using AVX it shot up to over 85C after just a few passes.
Heard about it, still on SP0 though.

Have you tried max multi on your chip yet?
 
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#55
Nope, in all honesty I backed it down to 4.5 GHz with auto voltage a few days ago after 4.6 GHz with a fixed 1.37v crashed while rendering in photoshop with some other stuff going. 4.5 is the highest it will boot with auto voltage and I do kinda like that is drops down when the CPU is throttled.
 
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I have dropped back down to 4.5 also after I had a bsod @4.7. I think my chip just likes too many volts, either that or I'm just not understanding the finer points to overclocking sandy bridge. Still, at 4.5ghz it's certainly no slouch and as the platform matures and a little more info comes out perhaps I will grasp those little tweaks which could enable a better overclock.
 
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3dsage, thank you for posting your settings... I was able to drop my VCore needed for 4.8 by a good 0.015v lol.
 
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I have dropped back down to 4.5 also after I had a bsod @4.7. I think my chip just likes too many volts, either that or I'm just not understanding the finer points to overclocking sandy bridge. Still, at 4.5ghz it's certainly no slouch and as the platform matures and a little more info comes out perhaps I will grasp those little tweaks which could enable a better overclock.
My chip does need more than some but I finally have a stable 4.7GHz overclock.:toast: It needs 1.37v for that but thats fine and temps max out at 71c on the hottest core after a 2hr prime session. Considering I'm really only using my sytem for gaming that's not a problem and it just goes to show that reading up on the finer details for overclocking does help alot.

(I would still like 3DSages chip though, 5GHz @1.38v...insane:laugh: ) Off now to install service pack 1 and get some AVX loving.
 

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My chip does need more than some but I finally have a stable 4.7GHz overclock.:toast: It needs 1.37v for that but thats fine and temps max out at 71c on the hottest core after a 2hr prime session. Considering I'm really only using my sytem for gaming that's not a problem and it just goes to show that reading up on the finer details for overclocking does help alot.

(I would still like 3DSages chip though, 5GHz @1.38v...insane:laugh: ) Off now to install service pack 1 and get some AVX loving.
Props on the overclock, temps are ideal imo...
4.7GHZ is Still a beast :rockout:

BTW How much does your SB core temps differ? I have one core that is about 4-6C cooler than the other cores on load:confused:
 
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Props on the overclock, temps are ideal imo...
4.7GHZ is Still a beast :rockout:

BTW How much does your SB core temps differ? I have one core that is about 4-6C cooler than the other cores on load:confused:
About the same temp variation for me mate on the cores. Gaming wise though the temps are so low and thanks for the props :) Have you tried GTA IV on this chip yet.....it friggin flies :cool:
 

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Have tried GTA IV yet, but I have noticed temps are low while gaming..
And I believe anything will fly with SB clocked past 4.5GHZ :p
 
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#62
???? i sware AMD have had there memory controller on the CPU since 2006 / Athlons?


how are they not compare able?
They are. Whoever said that was just straight wrong. ;)



Im not an AMD or Intel guy, but I can say that any SB hands any similar cored (#) AMD its head on a platter. Bulldozer anyone?
 

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True but I'm on a lowly GTS 450 at the moment. I cannot wait to pair this chip up with a smoking card and an SSD :pimp:
:toast: We are on the same page, Im still using Xfire 4850's...
..C300 SSD and 6950 2GB soon hopefully:cool: