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But isn't the 960T a 95w proc?

I meant post-unlocking biggrin.gif
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RIght. Well, considering all of this... Would it be realistic to be leave it as a quad and take it to 4Ghz with an aftermarket cooler? Thanks for everyone's input.
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RIght. Well, considering all of this... Would it be realistic to be leave it as a quad and take it to 4Ghz with an aftermarket cooler? Thanks for everyone's input.

You wouldn't require 6 cores unless you encode/stream a lot. Most games don't make use of anything more than 2 threads. Consider unlocking once you upgrade to a better board.
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The stock cooler blows air onto the VRMs, hence cooling them and prevent overheating, something which is taken away when using an aftermarket cooler.

450

Not sure if serious...
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The stock cooler blows air onto the VRMs, hence cooling them and prevent overheating, something which is taken away when using an aftermarket cooler.

450

Not sure if serious...

I meant tower coolers, such as this:

400
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post #16 of 28
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Alright... But say if I didn't want to unlock it and just overclock it....
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Alright... But say if I didn't want to unlock it and just overclock it....

You'd be good to go thumb.gif

Keep an eye on the temps though.
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post #18 of 28
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Alright thanks! I'll just go grab an aftermarket cooler and be on my way. I'm just really confused on why the voltage is so darn high on this thing at stock. I don't wanna roast this thing... I'll set it at 1.25V stock with the auto settings off.
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If your stock cooler is anything like the one I just installed on my friend's board it'll be fine. Apparently it idles at 20c O.o Ambient is roughly 10c. (Temps gathered from Speedfan and BIOS)
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post #20 of 28
I got mine stable at 4GHz

CPU = 4000MHz @ 1.34375 vCore
MULTI = 16.0x
NB = 3000MHz CPU/NB @ 1.28125 V
RAM = 1666MHz @ 1.55 V
FSB = 250 @ NB = 1.15 V
HT = 2000MHz

On stock cooling you probably won't be able to up the frequency that high, but I wanted to show that you can get high frequency on low voltages, so you may be surprised at how far it will go on stock cooling.

I wouldn't bother unlocking unless you're doing a LOT of video converting. I stream StarCraft II on ultra setting at perfect 1080P using my 960T at the clocks above and it never dips below 40FPS even with crazy battles going on - so if I had paid the extra for a 6 core it could have been a waste.

Since I bought it for gaming, and no games make use of more than 4 cores, then getting the cores up as fast as possible was all that was important to me...

If you're gaming, I suggest just OC the processor with 4 cores, you should be able to hit 3.5GHZ/3.6GHz or so on stock cooling with less than 1.35 volts and 1.25 volts on the cpu-nb -- but watch your temps!

I suggest picking up a $25 Hyper 212 and you can hit my numbers without any trouble thermally.
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