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Currently I'm 20 passes IBT (with updated linpack) stable and 2 hours blend stable at 4.8GHz with 1.39v

Should I even bother overclocking to 5.0GHz?

I don't really think I'd even see many real world gains, and it seems to me that if I were to try to get 5.0GHz i'd need anywhere from 1.40-1.5v

I kinda think 4.8GHz is the sweet spot..

What do you guy think?
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Nah.
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post #3 of 39
why not? yes definitley go for it... taking a guess at it will most likely be stable at 1.42-.44 judging by your current vcore... you will see some mariginal improvements in most benchmarks... plus it might have been just the placebo effect but it seems that everything else worked better for me at 5ghz...

which is .14ghz more than what i run 24/7

EDIT: i assumed it was on
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/5/11 at 3:15pm
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oh and I forgot to mention HT is on for 4.8GHz
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post #5 of 39
I kinda think you answered that for yourself if you think your at a sweet spot, maybe leave it for a while untill the OC hunger strikes again and go for 5GHz?

OT: you made me wanna go watch hottub time machine lol
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lmaoooo is that any good? I've never seen it!
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Honestly, I'd just keep it at 4.8GHz. I can't tell a difference in anything but folding past stock honestly (even gaming). But you have to at LEAST push 4.8GHz with a Sandy build.

I see no reason to push the extra vcore and heat for 5.0GHz when 4.8GHz runs fine.

Oh, but make sure you run Prime for at LEAST 12 hours (I do a 16+ hour run myself). I've found Linpacks generally are great for putting out heat. But I can pass 250 runs of IBT (with updated Linpacks), but fail 3 minutes into Prime. At the same time, games will BSOD on me, even though IBT ran fine.
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lmaoooo is that any good? I've never seen it!
Yeah lol, its defo worth a view, its funneh
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Honestly, I'd just keep it at 4.8GHz. I can't tell a difference in anything but folding past stock honestly (even gaming). But you have to at LEAST push 4.8GHz with a Sandy build.

I see no reason to push the extra vcore and heat for 5.0GHz when 4.8GHz runs fine.
well the extra heat shouldn't be a problem with an rx kit...

if nothing is hindering it then what can be the disadvantage of it?

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Honestly, I'd just keep it at 4.8GHz. I can't tell a difference in anything but folding past stock honestly (even gaming). But you have to at LEAST push 4.8GHz with a Sandy build.

I see no reason to push the extra vcore and heat for 5.0GHz when 4.8GHz runs fine.

Oh, but make sure you run Prime for at LEAST 12 hours (I do a 16+ hour run myself). I've found Linpacks generally are great for putting out heat. But I can pass 250 runs of IBT (with updated Linpacks), but fail 3 minutes into Prime. At the same time, games will BSOD on me, even though IBT ran fine.
Thanks. I'll run Prime all night then

4.8GHz seems sweet for me

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Yeah lol, its defo worth a view, its funneh
I hope they have that on netflix lol
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