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Golden Core 2 Quad?!

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No experience with lucky CPU's, but my Q8400 has done 4ghz @ 1.3v. I think its pretty decent considering the temps it was giving, the Q8400 is also very known to be bad overclockers.

Questions:
How do i turn speedstep off on Gigabyte motherboards?
Should i turn speedstep off, or leave it on?
Is it a good clocker?

MAX TEMP: 56c (40 mins of prime)




Me old Q8400 is about on par with a i7 860 at rendering! hehe


Edited by Rowey - 6/1/11 at 11:33am
post #2 of 28
Is your 3dmark score right?

I get just over 15k with my sig rig, i thought yours would be miles faster than mine.
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Dual core will outperform a Quad in 3dmark, its more optimized for Duals or something, same with most games. What i really want to know is, was i lucky to get it to 4ghz and have such good temps/voltage ratio.

Outperform my quad in cinebench...
post #4 of 28
I agree.
It should be over yours.
Did you prime it ?
post #5 of 28
Ah right cool, learn something new everyday here! Thanks.

I'm no expert but 4ghz for 1.3v looks good to me, takes me 1.4 to get to 4 on my chip, so getting a quad there on less volts seems great to me.
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post #6 of 28
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Quote:
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I agree.
It should be over yours.
Did you prime it ?
Yeah for 40 mins, Seems pretty stable. Going to run it all night tonight when im asleep
post #7 of 28
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Ah right cool, learn something new everyday here! Thanks.

I'm no expert but 4ghz for 1.3v looks good to me, takes me 1.4 to get to 4 on my chip, so getting a quad there on less volts seems great to me.
Great OC for a Quad at good volts. My old E8500 would need about that to get to 4GHz. Very good temps too.
post #8 of 28
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Should i wack Speedstep off?
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I'm not bothering with the eye strain that trying to read those pictures will cause.
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post #10 of 28
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Sorry, they've seemed to have re-sized themselves. Hang on

Fixed
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