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post #11 of 34
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Mine must be semi golden then
Probably better than most. Can't say as I've never ran this chip under 4.8GHz.
post #12 of 34
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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.
Well thats obviously not what i would be telling them.
post #13 of 34
Not home $ilent so im not sure what my exact settings are but I think PPL Overvoltage is off, should it be on?
post #14 of 34
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Not home $ilent so im not sure what my exact settings are but I think PPL Overvoltage is off, should it be on?
PLL Overvoltage should be turned on for higher multi's, so yeah give it a try. And as strange as this sounds, try lowering PLL, lower PPL sometimes gives better overclock.
post #15 of 34
I'd say just keep it, because you'd be really upset if you got one that didn't post at 4.8ghz. I'm kind of in the same boat, I could probably return my recently purchased i5, but I feel that's kind of abusing the return policy, just because it doesn't OC as well as I would have hoped for. Your chip seem to be around what mine needs, nothing record breaking, but 4.8ghz is still fast. I'm just going to keep mine, I don't feel like cutting into the retailer's sales, as I'm sure it wouldn't affect Intel at all, only the shop I bought it from.
post #16 of 34
You buy a chip then return it because it doesn't overclock well? This means your also going to lie to get them to take it back as well. Well at least we are as greedy as the corporations
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post #17 of 34
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I'd say just keep it, because you'd be really upset if you got one that didn't post at 4.8ghz. I'm kind of in the same boat, I could probably return my recently purchased i5, but I feel that's kind of abusing the return policy, just because it doesn't OC as well as I would have hoped for. Your chip seem to be around what mine needs, nothing record breaking, but 4.8ghz is still fast. I'm just going to keep mine, I don't feel like cutting into the retailer's sales, as I'm sure it wouldn't affect Intel at all, only the shop I bought it from.
YEah I see what your saying, its just the fact that I didnt quote get to run at the voltages i would have liked, and ive only done few strenuous p95 tests and folding@home, no big p95 test yet so it might not even be stable yet..

How does your chip perform?
post #18 of 34
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Mine must be semi golden then
most 2500k's have no problem getting to 4.5 to 4.6Ghz but once you start getting closer to 5Ghz most need some extra voltage.
post #19 of 34
that is just abusing the return policy and going to ruin it for everyone else if you dont like your chip sell it and buy another. sorry if i sound like a D**K.
post #20 of 34
There's so many overclocking threads each one becoming more and more outdated by the day with most of them not assessing all the settings available to you. I honestly would like to make a thread about my chip but everyone would give me a link to an outdated overclocking thread. If anyone with years of experience would like to make a new one with EVERY setting addressed, whether you have to adjust it or not would be awesome.
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