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Should I return this 2500k?

post #1 of 34
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OK,

I know it might seem selfish etc, but tomorrow would technically be my last chance to attempt to return this chip and hope for a better one.

Below are my results on 1344 p95 blends for 20 mins

4600 - 1.355 BIOS, 1.344v windows under load,
4700 - 1.400 BIOS, 1.380v windows under load,
4800 - 1.435 BIOS, 1.414v windows under load, MAX TEMP 72C.

Do my results seem bad? I know that if i took it back, not only could they say no, but I culd get a chip thats even worse...then what would I do? Surely I couldnt just keep taking it back...

Thoughts please folks?
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post #2 of 34
That is looks normal. But 20 minutes honestly means nothing.

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hmm ive had it folding overnight twice aswell. Im just waiting for a bigadv unit to drop then i plan on doing an overnight test p95. But need to sort of decide this first.
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post #4 of 34
That looks average. Only way to get a good one is if you get it from someone else that tested it. 4.8Ghz is not bad at all.
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What happens if you get a worse one back?
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Mine is worse, ain't even hit 4.8, atleast not without me going outside my comfort zone. I put down 1.42v and still BSOD every time Prime95 started.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
That looks average. Only way to get a good one is if you get it from someone else that tested it. 4.8Ghz is not bad at all.
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What happens if you get a worse one back?
thanks guys, yeah I know thats what im thining what if i take it back and i dont get one like it again..

Its just i had a rough figure i wanted to go by, and ive had to go over that to get where i am now.

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Mine is worse, ain't even hit 4.8, atleast not without me going outside my comfort zone. I put down 1.42v and still BSOD every time Prime95 started.
What PLL you at? And have you got pll overvoltage on?
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post #8 of 34
seems like any other sandy bridge chip.
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That's just an average chip but there's no way they'll exchange it just because it doesn't overclock as well as other chips. Technically, you're not even suppose to overclock it :/ If it was unstable using the stock settings, ok, but it's just an average clocker.
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seems like any other sandy bridge chip.
Mine must be semi golden then
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