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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

Not an extreme overclocker? Ivy hands down.

Actually...:

Underclocked / low power? IB
stock user? IB
light OCing? IB
mainstream OCing with air/water? IB or SB, pick your poison depending on the price, your needs/wants etc.
Sub ambient OCing? IB
Extreme OCing? IB
 
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post #402 of 438
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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

You can hit 4.7GHz on Ivy. Couple of people managed to reach 5GHz.

I know you can, I never said you can't, but if you don't care about hitting those kind of speeds, then ivy is the clear winner
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I'd like to be able to hit at least 4.5GHz. It seems to be the standard for OC'ing these days.
post #404 of 438
some people are clearly confusing actually improvements with personal expectations.
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Originally Posted by vikingsteve View Post

Interesting. Is it possible to apply our own solder?

Better off just de-lidding the chip and running it with no IHS at all.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

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Specifically, having too many people near the production line causing imperfections unknowingly. I'm fairly sure Northwood had copper interconnects too? As far as I ever knew, the 130nm processes used by both AMD and Intel used copper.

I thought Intel moved to copper with the Presscott, but it does appear that Northwood had copper interconnects as well.

So, it appears you are right, SNDS seems to more the result of an immature process than the materials involved.
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post #406 of 438
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Actually...:
Underclocked / low power? IB
stock user? IB
light OCing? IB
mainstream OCing with air/water? IB or SB, pick your poison depending on the price, your needs/wants etc.
Sub ambient OCing? IB
Extreme OCing? IB

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post #407 of 438
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Better off just de-lidding the chip and running it with no IHS at all.
I thought Intel moved to copper with the Presscott, but it does appear that Northwood had copper interconnects as well.
So, it appears you are right, SNDS seems to more the result of an immature process than the materials involved.

I really want to know if this TIM over solder is just for the engineering test samples. I find it doubtful the engineering samples would be that different than the retail chip, but in the slight chance that the retail chips were soldered the whole "IB is too hot" argument would be rendered moot.
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Originally Posted by tbris84 View Post

I really want to know if this TIM over solder is just for the engineering test samples. I find it doubtful the engineering samples would be that different than the retail chip, but in the slight chance that the retail chips were soldered the whole "IB is too hot" argument would be rendered moot.

+1. I'm really curious to see how retail performance stacks up to the reviews that are all currently based on engineering samples.
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Considering that's the way things used to be before the introduction of P4, it's not a big deal. No need for the paranoia. The issue is the potential of cracking the die when seating a cooler. We're overclockers, taking risks and voiding warranties for small gains is what we do.
Don't like it? You're on the wrong site then, bud.
Anyways, Ivy Bridge is no different than from what the previews and leaks were painting. Hopefully it gets better as the process matures, and I hope they master the 22nm process by the time Haswell goes into production. A new stepping would be cool, if that ends up being the solution to the problem.

For an overclocker , I find it funny that your CPU run at stock speed.
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.......will upgrading to IVY BRIDGE be worth it since I already have a GEN3 MOBO (z68 fatal1ty) and a PCIE 3.0 capable card (7950oc).

I would of course be mitigating my upgrade costs by selling the 2600K I already own.

That's the question I'm facing anyway.......
    
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