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A Review On: Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366 Processor

Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366 Processor

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shinigamibob
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Pros: Fast, amazing overclockability, quad core w/ HT

Cons: pricey

This CPU is worth every last penny. I simply just dropped it into the socket, booted up and I was running in no time. By default it runs with a multiplier of 23 with a BCLK of 133 like every other first gen i7.

This CPU was really one of the best ones for overclocking. I could run at stock settings with less than 1v applied to the CPU without any stability. Then i could overclock to 3.8Ghz without ever even touching any other setting or voltage (1.23v). 4 Ghz was achieved with about 1.27v and 4.4 was with 1.33v. This chip runs really cool as well, but the included cooler is a joke.

Overall, extremely happy with this purchase and would buy again if needed. However, its not worth it these days because a faster SB chip can be had for about the same price.

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