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currently my cpu is 4.5ghz @1.24v. i just wondering if its really worth it to bump it to 5ghz. i only play mmorpg and watch movies.

also i did try to raise my clock speed 50*100 1.30v but after it boots cpu-z read it 4.7ghz. why is that?

also my concern is my cooler might not be able to handle to cpu heat. i dont want my cpu to go higher than 75c..


Edited by tiramoko - 10/27/11 at 3:15am
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For what you do, not worth it at all. 4.5 would be fine.
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I would like to say to make sure that chip is stable because that awfully low vcore for 4.5 but if it is congrats one hell of a chip

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Yeah did your chip seriously last 10 hours of Prime95 @ 1.24v? Mine took 1.32
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Yeah did your chip seriously last 10 hours of Prime95 @ 1.24v? Mine took 1.32
14hrs of prime95.. i was supposed to run it for 8hrs but i forgot that i was stressing it..
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post #6 of 24
If It's cool go for it. anything over 1.5v ain't worth it. Anything over 4.7GHz on SB platforms isn't going to make much of a difference in games or anything not CPU oriented.
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14hrs of prime95.. i was supposed to run it for 8hrs but i forgot that i was stressing it..
Just to double check download Intel burn test and do 20 runs on maximum setting. Again good luck.


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Just to double check download Intel burn test and do 20 runs on maximum setting. Again good luck.


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post #9 of 24
mine done 12 hours of prime95 at 1.25v for 4.5 too
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post #10 of 24
5 isn't worth it. Its cool to see but unnecessary
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