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Hey guys,

I've had my i7-2600k for a little less than a month now, and I'm not seeing the right performance. At this point I can't even get a stable 4.6Ghz OC at 1.4v. When at 4.7Ghz the voltage goes up to 1.55ish. I believe it is now stable at 4.5Ghz@1.4v but this seems pretty low from what many have gotten. I know that each chip is different, but it is below average? I'm pretty sure I'm using all the right settings, and my temps are 65-70c when I'm at 4.6-4.7Ghz at full load.

Thanks
Your problem might be that you're trying to overclock using 16GB of ram. That puts a lot of load on the memory controller . You can try several things. 1st is to try running your ram at a lower speed, say 1333MHz. 2nd is to try 8 GB if you're going to run at 1600MHz. and see if your overclocking goes better. As a last resort try 8GB at 1333MHz. If all that fails then you just have a mediocre chip and there's only maybe a 10-15% chance that trying to send it back for another will get you a better one. You might get a worse one.
    
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I guess. I wonder what happens to CPUs that get sent back? I can't imagine the retailer takes a loss on it, but if they do, maybe for karma's sake we shouldn't advise people to RMA things that don't meet the full definition of "defective".

On the other hand, the people on this forum probably have different expectations than the average consumer.

edit: Bridden - it makes me happy that your system is named THOR and mine is named Twilight of The Tunder God.
Yea the whole "karma" thing always makes people feel bad. The way I make myself feel better is, I will be buying another CPU and many more computer parts after so I can sleep at night knowing they will get my money one way or other. Also remember, you bought a 2600, you wanna get 2600 results not a i7-950.
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Your problem might be that you're trying to overclock using 16GB of ram. That puts a lot of load on the memory controller . You can try several things. 1st is to try running your ram at a lower speed, say 1333MHz. 2nd is to try 8 GB if you're going to run at 1600MHz. and see if your overclocking goes better. As a last resort try 8GB at 1333MHz. If all that fails then you just have a mediocre chip and there's only maybe a 10-15% chance that trying to send it back for another will get you a better one. You might get a worse one.
Hmm...Maybe I won't send it back then. I mean 4.5 isn't terrible I guess. I just wanted to get what I paid for. If RAM really that big of a problem for overclocking though?
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Hmm...Maybe I won't send it back then. I mean 4.5 isn't terrible I guess. I just wanted to get what I paid for. If RAM really that big of a problem for overclocking though?
Hey now! Don't give up, there is a 5ghz with your name on it. You got like 90% of the gear, *maybe stick underwater.* So close why stop?
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4.5 is pretty damn good! I've heard disabling hyperthreading can yield a higher oc if you feel up to trying that, which is why I opted for the 2500k.
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Hey now! Don't give up, there is a 5ghz with your name on it. You got like 90% of the gear, *maybe stick underwater.* So close why stop?
My problem is why go through all this trouble with returning and mailing and re-buying if a new chip probably will be about the same? Does having more RAM actually put a strain on the chip like that?
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Anyone else have an opinion on this?
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Does having more RAM actually put a strain on the chip like that?
Yes it does when you overclock because the memory controller is on the chip.
    
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What batch number is your chip? Is it a Malaysia or Costa Rica chip?
    
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What batch number is your chip? Is it a Malaysia or Costa Rica chip?
L047A906 Malaysia
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