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post #11 of 20
They said they are getting a different cooler and have even dropped to stock due to the temps.

I am sure once they get better cooling for it they will run it as fast as it will go -5MHz; this is OCN afterall. If they don't we can plan a rescue of this poor caged CPU and let it run free at its max overclock. smile.gif
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The 8150 is supposed to clock higher with lower voltage than the 8120..

Both SKUs are 125w.
The story changes when both CPUs are clocked up to 4.5GHz.
Both consume about the same amount of voltage at that frequency.

In other words, the 8150 isn't really worth it for overclockers.
Edited by Evil Penguin - 10/18/11 at 9:24am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin;15354823 
The 8150 is supposed to clock higher with lower voltage than the 8120..

Both SKUs are 125w.
The story changes when both CPUs are clocked up to 4.5GHz.
Both consume about the same amount of voltage at that frequency.

In other words, the 8150 isn't really worth it for overclockers.

Its the 955/965 situation all over again
post #14 of 20
I sure would like to see some one water cool these 8120 and 8150 and push them to there max stable gaming limits .
In a real world showing of what they can do with say a rasa rx 240 set up ...Playing BF3 perhaps...i want a 8150 bad just want to see if it can run @5.0ghz stable on a simple water system first before i go spending cash .rolleyes.gif
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The wall seems to be 4.6-4.7 for both the 8150 and 8120

Wall is defiantly higher then that, Got some new fans on my Antec 620 and did some more runs to see the highest I could get.
Can run 4.6ghz now on 1.36V (@ 55C FL) and it takes 1.42v to hit 5ghz but it runs way to hot there, 3 mins of prime and it hit 61c so I shut it down, It managed to pass 2 tests tho.
Iv got a 8120 BTW, The 8150 is binned better but with how easy it is to overclock the 8120 it doesnt really matter which one you get since both should hit mid 4ghz easy enough.
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Wall is at 5 Ghz. I hit 5 Ghz without any struggle. Until I get myself a rasa kit, I'm going to be running at 4.2 Ghz tho. biggrin.gif
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get the 8120 , oc it to 4 or 4.2ghz and you have the 8170 tongue.gif
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Get a 960T and be cheaper and faster.
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I seen this review and there stable at 4.9ghz with a corsair h100 wich aint bad . im thinking with a res in the loop and maybe a lil thicker radiator a stable 5.0ghz is justa waiting wink.gif
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1741/18/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IndicaNights View Post

I seen this review and there stable at 4.9ghz with a corsair h100 wich aint bad . im thinking with a res in the loop and maybe a lil thicker radiator a stable 5.0ghz is justa waiting wink.gif
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1741/18/

There poor CPU, Using core temp was a very bad idea, Its temps are way off for me, It shows 18C difference to HWMonitor socket temp and 10C lower then HWM core temps.
So they would of been hitting 64C with the stock cooler.
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