Originally Posted by ira-k
Hey, Those Chemmings and Cheif's are built like a Mac truck they have to be one of the all time best value cases ever, absolutely great for mod work..If you dont mod they can look pretty dumpy.... The great thing about knowing what steppings to look for that WC well is you can find some of the best at retail prices....You can go to comp. stores and the like the AMD see all thr info you need thrugh the window in the box...Used to be you could find pretty good deals on E-Bay but most of the sellers now know which steppings to put a premium price on......... At That AMD Geeks I linked you to it's easy to look through the higher OC in the cpu you are looking for and get steppings that way...A lot are CPU-Z certified with the llink included so you know it is verified...Most list there method of cooling.... So if you can get one off the same tray with very close slice you can probably expect to see simular results...Did you see the thread down a couple of threads about naked core mounting questions? I cut off my IHS yesterday went real well It was a lot easier than I expeced...Crash has a great video tutorial in the gallery here, you might want to check it out...I think I'm going to go ahead and get a 3700 sandy and a 3000 or 3200Venice before the get low on stock and pop the top's on them to...I left a couple of pic's to show how lousy the TIM application was on them> It's hard to see[lousy quality pic's] but there is hardly any TIM right in the center of the chip sure glad I took it off now.... Long story short it makes me wonder if some of the differances in core attributes could be not just related to the silicone slice placement but also be due to the other mechanical attributtes such as the quality and or execution of the TIM....I need to go see if the AMD TIM application is mechanical or placed on them by hand....If it's mechanical that would throw a whole lot of variables into it.... Sorry I motor mouth so much getting to be like an old woman..
Yeah I bet you can drop the case 6ft and would only scratch it. But the internals, that might be a diffrent story. The Chenming's I got are strong enough for me to stand on and I weigh about 140. I'm puny but the cases sure are strong ha ha
Yeah I saw your thread and I really never though of taking off the plate and applying the block to the chip itself. I really don't know to much about that sorta thing so I didn't have any advice to add. But it sounds promising!
Where you able to get the data off you chip when you took the plate off and find out if its got some legs?
Right now I'm overclocking from 2.5 to 2.6 but I having to jump the volts up from around 1.44 to 1.55 just to keep it stable. The 3dmark06 scores are nice though. between the cpu OC and a small OC on my 7900gt ko from 511core and 771memory to 532 and 792memory. I went from 4452 to 4668. I think thats a crazy jump.
I'm trying to minimize the voltage to the cpu though but I may not be able to help it.
I was also able to hit 2.7ghz but I can't stablize it. But I think its because I can't find the flippin devider on my motherboard bios to change the oc on the ram. I don't think the ram can go anyhigher and thats whats destablizing the rig.