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I'd originally picked out an ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z for my new SB build in hope that I'd be able to get past 6Ghz. Having never overclocked before, I'm not entirely sure how far that board could get. From this list of motherboards, what would be the cheapest board that would allow me to get past 6Ghz 5Ghz and if possible, keep a stable overclock of 5Ghz 4.5Ghz.

I'll be using a Corsair H100 cooler. Also, please do tell me if I'm dreaming and this is impossible. This would definitely save me from frying my computer.

Thanks in advance,
Jaidyn
Edited by JaidynM - 10/8/11 at 7:14pm
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post #2 of 34
6 GHz on a H100? Never. Perhaps 4.5 GHz or a bit more.
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You need to get a dice action if you want to get 5.5Ghz+. Yup, I think
you're dreaming . Check this list out lots of infos.
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6 GHz for anything longer than maybe a couple hours (or a truly endless supply of dry ice/LN2) needs a darned good phase-change unit, and they aren't that cheap.

Anyway, the best you could reach either on air on water are 5 GHz, give or take a couple MHz. Otherwise, you really need to go into subzero temps.
   
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dude check HWBot for how many SB CPUs can hit 6ghz, people go through thousands trying to find a 6ghz CPU, they are literally 1 in 10,000 or something crazy like that. you have no chance of hitting 6ghz. These CPUs have hard wall limits.

here check, there are 3 submissions at or over 6ghz, and not one of them is over 6050mhz
there are 20 submissions at or above 5800

those are 2600Ks

not one 2500k over 6ghz
Edited by Sin0822 - 10/7/11 at 8:30pm
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dude check HWBot for how many SB CPUs can hit 6ghz, people go through thousands trying to find a 6ghz CPU, they are literally 1 in 10,000 or something crazy like that. you have no chance of hitting 6ghz. These CPUs have hard wall limits.

here check, there are 3 submissions at or over 6ghz, and not one of them is over 6050mhz
Uhm... hard walls are like back during the AMD Athlon 64 area... Like, not being able to pass by 3GHz on Liquid Helium is a hard wall for a chip. The reason why these chips cannot go any higher than 6GHz is because the multiplier stops at x50 and the BLCK doesn't like to be adjusted. the most I've seen on the BLCK is like 110.

So... it's more just that Intel decided that no one, and they're pretty much right, would need a Sandy Bridge i7 to be higher than 5GHz. There's currently no setup in the near future that will be bottlenecked by the i7 2600K at 5GHz.
     
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post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
I'd originally picked out an ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z for my new SB build in hope that I'd be able to get past 6Ghz. Having never overclocked before, I'm not entirely sure how far that board could get. From this list of motherboards, what would be the cheapest board that would allow me to get past 6Ghz and if possible, keep a stable overclock of 5Ghz.

I'll be using a Corsair H100 cooler. Also, please do tell me if I'm dreaming and this is impossible. This would definitely save me from frying my computer.

Thanks in advance,
Jaidyn
Yeah, no.

H100? No.

LOL, no.

5 ghz is possible for you, 6 Ghz?, no.
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post #8 of 34
^^^lol.

But on-topic, not likely. Aim for 5.0 which is a more realistic goal, even this may not be possible.
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50x? are you serious, more like 59x is the max multiplier and the max BLCK can be like 110 yes, but even with average 105blck: 6.2ghz man, and no one has hit that.

These CPU have hard walls, and they can't be seen by batch, in one batch one CPU might do 6ghz and one might only do 5ghz. The issue is with Intel, they did this on purpose, to limit the overclocking of these chips as best they could, probably so ivy bridge and SB-E will be an upgrade. On IB they lift the max multiplier to 63x.
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post #10 of 34
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Uhm... hard walls are like back during the AMD Athlon 64 area... Like, not being able to pass by 3GHz on Liquid Helium is a hard wall for a chip. The reason why these chips cannot go any higher than 6GHz is because the multiplier stops at x50 and the BLCK doesn't like to be adjusted. the most I've seen on the BLCK is like 110.

So... it's more just that Intel decided that no one, and they're pretty much right, would need a Sandy Bridge i7 to be higher than 5GHz. There's currently no setup in the near future that will be bottlenecked by the i7 2600K at 5GHz.
What are you talking about? Have you ever used a SB chip or even seen a screen shot of one? The multi does not stop at 50x and they in fact have hard walls.
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