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It's worth hitting it to see how hard it is to get, but I'd stick with 4.8GHz for 24/7
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post #12 of 39
No, heck 4.8ghz isn't even worth it for 99% of things. Also, if you bought that 2600k for gaming, I also feel sorry for you.
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lol. I bought it just in case I ever need it for my career (computer systems technician) which is my program. HT can't be a bad thing
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post #14 of 39
I would leave it where it is for 24/7, you can always turn it up to see a higher score on a bench test or whatever you want more speed for.
I ran some prime95 @ 5Ghz just to see if mine could with low voltage, still bench at the max it can do, but unless I'm benching I just leave it at 4.5 - 4.8 with nice voltage & temps. If I'm gonna degrade or kill it I'll do it benching, not with daily stuff.
    
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i say go for it.. it's like there are unicorns pooping rainbows everywhere you look when you run 5ghz.
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post
lol. I bought it just in case I ever need it for my career (computer systems technician) which is my program. HT can't be a bad thing
Well, i've seen some games that actually show a decrease in performance when using ht, not sure why though.

But yeah, unless your folding or using heavily threaded apps, i7's really aren't worth it. But it's better for future proofing I guess.
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post #17 of 39
Yeah 4.8 is fine. I agree with the extra heat thing. I would try to get 5.0 stable just to see if it was possible, then go back to 4.8.
Edited by Drobomb - 5/5/11 at 3:35pm
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post #18 of 39
Don't do 5ghz at that volt, you'll be good for a couple years
    
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Thanks guys.

I'm currently testing with prime 95 so when I pass 12 hours I'll shoot for 5.0GHz just for the lulz
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Originally Posted by faulkton View Post
i say go for it.. it's like there are unicorns pooping rainbows everywhere you look when you run 5ghz.
Lol, sig'd
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