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We review the MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard with the Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge processor. The MSI Z77A-GD65 is intended for Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on Socket LGA1155, and they tend to overclock rather well as we'll show you. On (really good) air cooling you can reach 4.7 to 5 GHz with a motherboard as used today. Have a peek at what was just released, this is the MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' motherboard.


http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-z77agd65-motherboard-review/
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Throughout the review we have shown you that the motherboard can run a 3770K processor at 5 GHz, this however required a dual-fan Noctua D12 heatpipe cooler. Temps where still too high, so really in the 5 Ghz region, liquid cooling is the only logical way to go.

Nothing really new here. If you're wanting to take Ivy to 5GHz you're going to need to put it underwater.
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Throughout the review we have shown you that the motherboard can run a 3770K processor at 5 GHz, this however required a dual-fan Noctua D12 heatpipe cooler. Temps where still too high, so really in the 5 Ghz region, liquid cooling is the only logical way to go.
Nothing really new here. If you're wanting to take Ivy to 5GHz you're going to need to put it underwater.

Yeap but at 5ghz is really fast cpu tho
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Yeap but at 5ghz is really fast cpu tho

Agreed but if you already got a Sandy or Sandy-E running at 5GHz it really isn't worth it to upgrade. However this is OCN and there are members who want every bit of power they can get and that's perfectly fine too. biggrin.gif
post #5 of 36
Water wont actually help all that much since the problem isn't dissipating a bigger heatload but removing that small amount of heat from the chip.
 
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Most sb cant go up to 5 Ghz. Ib bridge seems to go average at 4,6 4,7=around 5 Ghz sb. So its fine. 3570k is a very good deal biggrin.gif
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Come on, the temps isn't too high for IB. The load temps are 85-90C which is considered safe range for IB. Not bad for 5GHz on 1.42V, especially on water and HT on. People need to realize IB can take the temps better than SB.
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Come on, the temps isn't too high for IB. The load temps are 85-90C which is considered safe range for IB. Not bad for 5GHz on 1.42V, especially on water and HT on. People need to realize IB can take the temps better than SB.

Where do you got that from?
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Where do you got that from?

TJmax 105-110 C
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post #10 of 36
Power consumption is nice and low, the only reason I'll be buying this chip, since my main rig is on 24/7.

4.2-4.4Ghz overclock and I'm good, don't need 4.7, let alone 5Ghz.
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