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post #11 of 25
I think it is best to be conservative with the chip. If you don't hit 5.0 GHz with an acceptable voltage, there is no point in feeding that monster such a high voltage just for bragging rights. Sure, you do have the cooling but a good compromise between voltage, clock and temps is always a smart thing to do.
 
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I think it is best to be conservative with the chip. If you don't hit 5.0 GHz with an acceptable voltage, there is no point in feeding that monster such a high voltage just for bragging rights. Sure, you do have the cooling but a good compromise between voltage, clock and temps is always a smart thing to do.
you have a point
    
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post #13 of 25
Running it at 4.5GHz wouldn't be too much of a difference from running it at 5.0. I run mine on a daily basis at 4.5 without messing with the voltage at all.
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Running it at 4.5GHz wouldn't be too much of a difference from running it at 5.0. I run mine on a daily basis at 4.5 without messing with the voltage at all.
wow, that is truly impressive. SB is really great. i can't wait to have one.

i think most of you will agree that it will be significant upgrade if i go from Q9550 to 2500k or 2600k.
    
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just keep in mind that I'm not absolutely sure how stable that is...I haven't done extensive stress testing on it, and I can't at this point because my computer is out of commission at the moment
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post #16 of 25
It's not worth running it at 5 constant due to the massive voltage you have to push. Might as well start making a countdown calender for the processor's death.

Plenty of people run at 4.5 or 4.6 stable though.
post #17 of 25
4.5GHz is the sweet spot, you'll see a pretty significant difference and won't look back. If you can do 5GHz stable 24/7 on decent voltage, that'd be great, but I wouldn't wanna keep it past 1.5v. (1.52v is max I think) There's the possibility of degrading after that.
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Yah Iam running at 4.7 with 1.315v
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post #19 of 25
5ghz is easy with watercooling for running 24/7...like mine! I'm using 1.46vcore for my clock but I'm always tweaking it so it varies day to day.
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5ghz is easy with watercooling for running 24/7...like mine! I'm using 1.46vcore for my clock but I'm always tweaking it so it varies day to day.
I like this tweking everyday, I will be on it if I will be given a chance to upgrade to the SB platform.
    
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