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Do it!!! 4.8 at your current volts is really nice! My 4.8 requires 1.435 . You can probably get 5.0 with under 1.5v !
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
The i7 is faster if something uses more than 4 threads, games that use more than 4 threads are few and far between.

Before you take cracks at me you should probably mosey on over to your gpu score, $100 extra didn't net you much in that department.

Again you seem ill informed, the 990x is not faster in 99% of games, because 99% of games don't use more than 4 cores. Most use less, the 980x is slower than my i5-2500k in Vantage... As far as pushing gpus go.
Like I said, the 2600K is faster

This thread isn't about GPUs And it was you, who started quoting me first

And It was you that mentioned the 980x
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Id argue that there is little to no reason to even go above 4.5ghz, or 4.2ghz. No game (except maybe GTA4 cause its so poorly coded) will use that much CPU power.
    
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There's not much reason to have 4.8 much less 5.0, but I can tell you that when I pick up SB or Ivy, I'll be dissapointed if I can't get 5.0 24/7 stable. But I like tuning.
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post #35 of 39
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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?

It's really up to your preference if your happy and settled on 4.8ghz.

I would like to share my preference so I say climb to 5ghz. With all the hard work putting this rig into water (not to mention the cost!), there's no way I can be happy not hitting 5ghz. We almost have identical setup and it's really not easy hitting 5ghz without passing high 80s (it almost kissed 90c last night) running Prime95 blend tests but we all know that on everyday use (even folding), temps do not go that high.

So don't cuddle your chip, bud. Think of the very sole reason why you put it in water.

Just my
Edited by _s3v3n_ - 5/6/11 at 7:56am
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Like I said, the 2600K is faster

This thread isn't about GPUs And it was you, who started quoting me first

And It was you that mentioned the 980x
No its not.

Its only faster if something uses 5 or more threads.

Which in gaming is hardly ever.

So its faster in 2% of games.

Yes I mentioned the 980x is slower than the i5-2500k in pretty much every gaming title out there.

This isn't news, I'm not sure why you feel Vantage using all 8 threads in the cpu tests means anything, but it doesn't.

System balance is important, an i7 is $100 more and won't yield you better performance in actual gaming.

Especially when you lack the gpu power to even push your cpu, like in your case.
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No its not.

Its only faster if something uses 5 or more threads.

Which in gaming is hardly ever.

So its faster in 2% of games.

Yes I mentioned the 980x is slower than the i5-2500k in pretty much every gaming title out there.

This isn't news, I'm not sure why you feel Vantage using all 8 threads in the cpu tests means anything, but it doesn't.

System balance is important, an i7 is $100 more and won't yield you better performance in actual gaming.

Especially when you lack the gpu power to even push your cpu, like in your case.
Yeah, the 2600K is faster
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Could be.

Or slower, if the game is hindered by HT which happens.

    
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I actually had to up the vcore from 1.38 to 1.40v and then I got consistent GFLOPs in IBT.

But then I ran Prime 95 for 3 hours and got a bsod saying one of my cores something something. So I upped it to 1.42v which is pretty dirty for 4.8GHz.

However, max temps were 66c after 2 hours. I would do it longer but I'll leave that for an overnight type deal.
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